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NAU Swimming and Diving Falls to No. 2 Arizona and Oregon State in Double Dual

TUCSON, Ariz. – Northern Arizona swimming and diving turned in seven season best times and swept the diving portion of Friday’s double dual meet against No. 2 Arizona and Oregon State at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The Lumberjacks will host Idaho on Saturday, January 9 at the Wall Aquatic Center at 11 a.m.

“It is always tough going against Pac-10 opponents,” said head coach Andy Johns. “We had some girls with season bests and that is what we are looking for. We have a tough turnaround to be ready for Idaho but its good preparation for the end of the year. We are looking forward to being home.”

NAU (1-6) turned in notable performances in swimming, but the diving team won on both the 1-meter and 3-meter. The Lumberjacks finished first, third and fourth on both boards. Junior Taryn Harris finished first on the 3-meter while junior Lana Christensen placed first on the 1-meter.

“Diving is showing their strength,” Johns said. “We had an outright victory over Arizona in diving and a couple victories in swimming against Oregon State. There are lots of good things to take away from the meet.”

The Lumberjacks dropped to 0-16 all-time against No. 2 Arizona with a final score of 216-83 on Friday. NAU fell to Oregon State 164.5-97.5 and is now 0-5 all-time against the Beavers.

The Lumberjacks will be back in the pool on Saturday, January 9 against WAC opponent Idaho. NAU holds the series advantage defeating the Vandals in its three previous meetings.