Swim and dive drops pair in Bay Area

(1.25) Swim/Dive
Jump on in: The ASU women’s swim team practices its starts earlier this season. The men and women lost each of their meets in northern California. (Photo by Scott Stuk)
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Monday, January 25, 2010
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The ASU swimming and diving team had a weekend of tough competition, as both squads lost at California and Stanford.

The women’s team fell to Cal 157-135 and lost 184.5-111.5 to Stanford. The Sun Devil women are now 6-5 (2-4 Pac-10).

The men’s team came up short 152-127 against Cal, and 140-86 against Stanford. The men’s record is now 2-6 (0-3 Pac-10).

Despite the team loss, several Sun Devils had first-place finishes against Cal.

Sophomore Rebecca Ejdervik won the 100-yard breaststroke. Ejdervik clocked in at 103.18 to beat Cal’s Alexandra Ellis by 0:00.39 seconds.

ASU’s versatile senior swimmer Jamie Martinez finished in first for the 200-yard backstroke (2:02.93).

Ejdervik and Martinez also had first place wins for the women’s team on Saturday against Stanford. Edjervik placed first again in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.23) to earn an NCAA consideration time, and Martinez placed first in the 100-yard backstroke (56.06).

On the men’s side, sophomore Xavier Mohammed took first place in the 200-yard backstroke (1:49.10) against Cal. Mohammed also won the 200-yard IM with a time of 1:54.10.

Freshman Caleb Veazey won first place against Stanford in the 500-yard freestyle and clocked in at 4:42.12.

The diving team had excellent performances over the weekend, but it wasn’t enough to pull a win for the Sun Devils.

Sophomore Elina Eggers and freshman Riley McCormick had top finishes for the Sun Devils against Cal.

Eggers won the 1-meter with a score of 305.18. Eggers scored 319.13 points on the 3-meter, and took first.

Junior Brittany Jumer placed second on the 1-meter after she earned 279.38 points.

On the men’s side McCormick won first on the 1-meter with a career-best score of 348.75. McCormick earned 410.85 points on the 3-meter to earn first place.

Sophomore Constantin Blaha followed his teammate in second for both events with a score of 313.05 on the 1-meter and 356.85 on the 3-meter.

In the meet against Stanford, Eggers took first on the 3-meter with a score of 301.87, and took second place in the 1-meter (295.57) behind Stanford’s Meg Hostage, who won by six points.

McCormick placed first in the 1-meter with a score of 338.70, beating Stanford’s runner-up by 30 points. McCormick was the runner-up for the 3-meter, losing by 10 points to Stanford’s Brent Eichenseer, with a score of 369.30.

Reach the reporter at nicole.klauss@asu.edu