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NAU Swimming and Diving Sends Eight to Finals at WAC Championships on Friday

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – NAU swimming and diving placed eight swimmers into Friday night’s finals at the WAC Championships held in the Josh Davis Natatorium. In the preliminary swims this morning, three Lumberjacks advanced to the championship final and five swim in the consolation final.

Seniors Kimber Morelli and Rachael Foe, and freshman Fi Connell each advanced to the championship finals and will swim for a WAC individual title beginning at 5:30 p.m. (MST).

Morelli swam a lifetime best in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.06 and finished with the fifth fastest time. Foe moved on in the 100-yard butterfly and posted the fifth fastest time at 56.42. Connell will participate in her second championship final in the past two days finishing third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.90.

Five other Lumberjacks qualified for the consolation finals and will look to score points for a NAU team positioned in fifth place after two days at the WAC Championships.

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

DID YOU KNOW…Junior All-American David McNeill finished second and fellow junior Jordan Chipangama placed fifth to lead the Northern Arizona men’s cross country team to its second fourth-place finish in three years and third consecutive Top 10 finish at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championships.