Swimmers Perform Well at Houston Sectionals

July 20, 2009

Several members of the Arizona State swimming teams competed at the USA Swimming Sectionals in Houston this past weekend. NCAA qualifier Jordyn Green, 2008 All-American Sara McDaniel, junior Katie Haron, junior Samantha Caldwell, junior Nolan Ruane, sophomore Shoshanna Rutemiller and incoming freshman Shannon Landgrebe.

Earning victories in both the 50 m and 100m freestyle, Haron looks to be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season. Haron clocked in at 26.62 in the 50 free and 57.25 in the 100 free.

Green, who qualified for NCAAs as an individual last season, also had a strong weekend. With a national qualifying time of 2:38.67, Green claimed the 200m breaststroke sectional title. The native of Reno was runner-up in the 100 breast, finishing in 1:12.42 and placed 21st in the 200 IM at 2:26.63.

Caldwell also had a banner weekend as the junior-to-be clocked in at 26.95 to finish fifth in 50 free. Additionally, Caldwell placed fourth in the 100 free, touching in at 57.49 and sixth in the 200 free with a time of 2:05.16. Incoming freshman Landgrebe was right on Caldwell's heels in the 100 free as the California girl placed fifth at 57.53. She finished in 2:05.57 in the 200 free to place 10th. Haron clocked in at 2:07.12 in the 200 free, good enough for 15th.

McDaniel clocked in several solid times for the weekend. The breaststroke specialist swam well enough to finish fourth in the 100 breast with a time of 1:13.03 and placed 12th in the 200 breast, clocking in at 2:41.90.

Rutemiller gave a preview of what she expects of herself in her sophomore season. The Phoenix native reached the championship final of the 200 fly and placed sixth with a time of 2:21.83. In the 100 fly, Rutemiller finished 15th after clocking in at 1:04.08.

Ruane earned two top 20 finishes. The junior-to-be finished 10th in the 100 free, coming in at just under 52 seconds with a time of 51.99. In the 200 free, Ruane clocked in at 1:54.88 to place 17th.

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