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Day Two Of NCAA Women's Swimming Championships

3/21/2008

In day two of the 2008 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, the UC Santa Barbara 200 medley relay team, made-up of Naomi Javanifard, Sara Nicponski, Erin Yamamoto, and Anne Marie May, posted a mark of 1:39.36, good enough for 12th. They earned their first honor Thursday evening when they placed 15th with their school record-setting performance in the 400 medley relay.

In the 100 butterfly, Yamamoto represented the Gauchos. The junior posted a time of 54.73, placing 46th overall, two places higher than her 48th seed into the event.

As the individual events continued, Katy Freeman and Nicponski both swam the 100 breaststroke. Nicponski just beat out her teammate, coming in 20th in the prelims with a time of 1:01.86, just .30 second shy of matching her personal best. Freeman came in 23rd with a mark of 1:02.05. In the final individual performance of the day, Javanifard came in 41st in the 100 back prelims, posting a time of 56.15.

Anteaters Lyndsay DePaul and Chelsea Nagata represented UC Irvine Friday at the the NCAA Championships, with DePaul taking 13th in the 400 IM with a UC Irvine record time of 4:11.52. This is the first time DePaul has finished in the top 16 of an event at the NCAA Championships. Nagata placed 17th in the 100 fly with a time of 53.32. She then concluded her UCI career with a 23rd place finish in the 100 back with a time of 54.59.

Ja-Neil Bragg closed out her illustrious Pacific career finishing 25th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:15.49.