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Five Lumberjacks Advance to Finals at WAC Championships on Thursday

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – NAU swimming and diving will have five swimmers in the finals on Thursday night after the preliminary swims this morning at the WAC Championships in the Josh Davis Natatorium.  The Lumberjacks entered day two with a 19-point lead over San Jose State.

Three event prelims were held Thursday morning beginning with the 500-yard freestyle. Senior Kimber Morelli finished in 12th place with a time of 5:02.52 and sophomore Kristin Jones placed 15th with a time of 5:04.72. Both swimmers will swim in the second heat with the finals beginning at 5:30 (MST).

Freshman Fi Connell will swim in the final heat after a prelim time of 2:05.05 in the 200-yard individual medley.

In the 50-yard freestyle, two Lumberjacks qualified for the finals with senior Rachael Foe posting a time of 24.10 and junior Meredith Egloria finishing in 24.13. Both swimmers will race in the first heat this evening.

The finals will be streamed at for a small fee. Live stats can be followed through the WAC Live Stats link in the women’s swimming and diving section.