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W-swim and dive drop to fourth place

The Arizona women’s swim and dive team found out how fast things can go wrong on Thursday at the Pacific 10 Conference Championships. After finishing tied with USC for first place on Wednesday, the UA is now in fourth place and 158 points behind first-place Stanford.

“”Today was interesting,”” said senior Ana Agy. “”It became a little more obvious that our team has some resting to do.””

The Wildcats were unable to get anything going in either individual or relay events, managing only one top-3 finish — they took third place in the 200-yard freestyle relay — in Thursday’s five events after posting top-4 finishes in both of Wednesday’s events.

In the 200y freestyle relay, the Wildcats finished with a time of 1:29.50. The relay team featured Agy, senior Justine Schluntz and junior Emma Darlington, who had all been a part of the winning 200y medley relay team on Wednesday.

The best individual performance by an UA swimmer came from senior Leone Vorster, who finished fifth in the 500y freestyle with a time of 4:45.08.

“”The girls fought hard and I think we will be able to build on today,”” Agy said.

With both the men’s and women’s teams in the diving well, junior Ben Grado scored 376.80 in his events to finish sixth overall while women’s sophomore diver Ainsley Oliver added 15 points to the team’s total, taking 12th place overall in the 1-meter event.

— Derek Lawrence

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