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Swimming and Diving Defeated 192-107 by Arizona State, Lumberjacks Wrap up Training in Tempe

TEMPE, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving fell 192-107 to Arizona State on Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Rachael Foe and Fi Connell each picked up wins in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke, respectively.

Foe and Connell recorded NAU’s two wins with several other Lumberjacks turning in notable performances. Meredith Egloria finished second in the 100 freestyle while Kimber Morelli placed third in the 200 butterfly and Krista Maier finished third in the 500 freestyle

“We had a lot of season bests,” head coach Andy Johns said. “Our girls swam some of their fastest times of the year. That is a good sign. I thought we competed well. We had some girls do some different things, but it is good for us to see what they could do.”

Taryn Harris finished second on both the 1-meter and 3-meter in the diving competition.

“On the diving side, four of our six divers are now qualified for zones,” Johns said. “That is always something we try and get done before the conference meet. It was a great way to end a great trip to Tempe.”

The Lumberjacks had been training in Tempe all week and finished up the holiday trip with Saturday’s meet against Arizona State and New Mexico State, whom the Lumberjacks competed against but did not score against.

“I was very pleased with everything we were able to accomplish this week,” said Johns. “Training was great. I think the meet was a great way to end this little segment. Everyone is looking forward to getting home and spending time with the family.”

NAU will resume competition at Arizona on Jan. 8. The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 2 nationally by CollegeSwimming.com in its poll released on December 18.

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