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Sun Devils Earn Third-Place Finish in 800 Free Relay on Day 1 of Pac-12 Championships

Feb 23, 2022

SEATTLE – In the opening acts of the 2022 Pac-12 Women's Swimming Championships, the foursome of Erica Laning, Emma Nordin, Lindsay Looney and Erin Milligan earned a third-place finish in the 800 free relay, teaming up to touch the wall at 7:03.49, the fifth-fastest time recorded in program history.

The Sun Devils, after a first night of competition that featured just the 200 medley relay and 800 free relay, collected 102 total points.

TEAM STANDINGS AFTER DAY 1
1. Stanford University                   216   
2. University of Southern Calif      211
3. University of Arizona                 158   
4. Utah, University of                    154
5. UC Los Angeles                        145   
6. University of California- Berk    110
7. Arizona State University        102   

8. Washington State University     88

In the 200 medley relay, Charli Brown, Iza Adame, Jade Foelske and Natalia Fryckowska combined to go 1:38.22 to finish sixth amongst all participating quartets.

COACH'S WORDS
Head coach Bob Bowman: "Our women swam a strong race tonight in improving 5 seconds from our mid season time. We are looking forward to the start of the individual events tomorrow."

Thursday will feature an action-packed day of competition that begins with preliminaries for the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free at 10:30 a.m. local time. The finals for all three events, plus the 200 free relay, will commence at 6:00 p.m.

Two years ago, when the Sun Devils last participated in the conference championships, Nordin won her first title in the 500 free with a program-best time of 4:33.74.

Some 1,500 miles away from the Women's meet in Seattle, two Sun Devil Men's divers will begin competing at their respective Pac-12 Men's Diving Championships tomorrow afternoon, as well. The Men's 1m preliminaries will begin roughly at 11 a.m. MST, with finals for the event currently slated for 3:15.

Streaming for both Women's Swim and Men's dive events are available through Pac-12.com and the Pac-12 Now app. Live stats and results are available here.

To stay up to date with the Sun Devils in both Seattle and Tucson, follow the team's Twitter account, @ ASUSwimDive.