Swim and dive plays host to UCLA, USC

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Friday, November 13, 2009
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The ASU swimming and diving teams head back into the pool this weekend with some of the Pac-10’s top competition coming to town.

On Friday the women’s team will host UCLA, and on Saturday, the men and the women will square off against USC.

The ASU women’s team has a record of 3-1. This will mark its second competition against a Pac-10 school after knocking off Washington State last weekend.

The UCLA women’s team is 2-0 and 1-0 in the conference, while the USC women are a perfect 7-0.

ASU diving coach Mark Bradshaw said both UCLA and USC boast strong diving squads.

In preparation for the matchup with conference foes, the diving team lightened up on its weight program and did a few less dives in order to stay fresh for the competitions.

There are several Sun Devils hoping to provide repeat performances from the team’s meet against WSU and UNLV last week.

Freshman Paige Schultz took first in the 100-, 200- and 500-meter freestyle events in the meet, and seniors Jamie Martinez and Ashton Aubry also finished first in multiple events.

Junior diver Brittany Jumer has won four straight events.

On the men’s side, freshman Riley McCormick, a former Canadian Olympian, is off to a fast start as a Sun Devil, winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events last week.

Senior Max Laney and sophomore Xavier Mohammed have been the top swimmers for a men’s team still searching for its first win.

Reach the reporter at nicole.klauss@asu.edu