Markentin Captures Podium Finish, Cats Wrap Up Day 2
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Swimming and Diving wrapped up Day 2 of the 2021 Pac-12 Championships Thursday evening.
Sophomore Bjorn Markentin placed 3rd in the 1 meter dive, scoring 342.80 total points. This was Arizona's second podium finish in as many days as fellow teammate Delaney Schnell was crowned the 1 meter Pac-12 champion Wednesday afternoon.
On the podium! Bjorn Markentin is your 3rd place finisher in the 1 meter?????? pic.twitter.com/6bNsd0RK0O
— Arizona Swim & Dive (@ArizonaSwimDive) February 25, 2021
On the night there were four different Wildcat swimmers to earn NCAA B cut honors in their respective events. Kayla Filipek (22.73) in the 50 free, Hannah Farrow (1:59.04) in the 200 IM, Molly Batchelor (4:44.03) and Amalie Mortensen (4:45.03) in the 500 free. The Cats also placed 4th in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:29.83.
Arizona captured the top three spots of the 500 free B final with the freshmen trio of Molly Batchelor, Amalie Mortensen, and Tia Lindsay.
We will be back in action again tomorrow starting with Swimming prelims at 9 a.m. MST followed up by Diving at 10 a.m. MST.