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Arizona Closes Out Minnesota Invitational

Dec 4, 2021

MINNEAPOLISMinn. - The Arizona Men's and Women's Swimming teams wrapped up their annual trip to Minneapolis for the Minnesota Invitational Saturday evening. 

The Cats kicked things off Wednesday night with strong performances from the women's 200 medley relay and men's 800 free relay. Each placed fourth, while the men qualified for an NCAA B cut with a time of 6:16.93. The women's 400 medley relay posted a time of 3:30.95 Thursday night, qualifying for an NCAA A cut. 

Wildcats had strong performances in the pool throughout the invitational and had three different swimmers crack the Top-10 times in program history for multiple events. Senior Brooks Fail, logged the third-fastest time in school history in the 500 free with a time of 4:10.32, and the 400 IM with a time of 3:41.99 putting him seventh on that list. Jade Neser swam a career-best 59.63 in the 100 breast, putting her fourth all-time in program history. Julia Heimstead logged a time of 1:55.64 in the 200 fly, making that the fifth-fastest time in school history. 

Ryan Foote and Aria Bernal posted career-bests swims in both their individual events. Foote, in the 100 and 200 breast events, posted times of 52.88 and 1:55.34 earning NCAA B cuts for both. Bernal, in the 100 and 200 back events, posted times of 51.83 and 1:54.52 also earning NCAA B cuts for both. 

Next Up
The Arizona Swimming and Diving teams will compete next at home Jan. 7-8 when the men take on SMU, while the women will match up with NAU. 

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