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ASU Swim/Dive: Pac-12 Conference Meet Day 1

2 school records, 1 champion

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Putting on a tech suit can take upwards of 30 minutes. Squeezing limbs through the tight and compressed fabric, while being careful not to tear the $400 suit is difficult.

But it only took the Sun Devil women 1:37.26 to break the school record in the 200 medley relay, then 7:00.88 to break the 800 freestyle relay in the following event of the evening.

Junior Chloe Isleta led off the medley relay, followed by junior Silja Kansakoski, who dropped the fourth fastest breaststroke split, then senior Fanny Teijonsalo and sophomore Camryn Curry. The school record was good enough for an NCAA ‘B’ cut, and a fifth place finish.

The women’s team is arguably strongest in the mid-and-long distance categories, so the 800 freestyle relay should naturally be their best. In the second and final, swimming event of the evening in Federal Way, Washington, ASU notched a fourth place finish.

Junior Cierra Runge, sophomore Emma Nordin, junior Kendall Dawson, then sophomore Erica Laning combined for ASU’s NCAA ‘A’ cut time, as well as the second school record broken.

Before the meet, Coach Bob Bowman said over the phone that diving had been a difference maker in scoring for the Pac-12 meet. Last year, the men finished fourth; the women third.

In the men’s 1-meter dive, Yousself Selim two-peated the trophy, posting a career-high 402.00 point finish. Graduate student David Hoffer finished third for the Devils, also qualifying for the NCAA championships in Austin, TX. Both divers scored points for the ASU men’s team, before male swimmers have hit the water.