Craig Rocks 42.5 100 Free; ASU Women Beat Arizona For the First Time in 25 Years

ARIZONA VS. ARIZONA STATE

  • Results
  • Hosted by ASU
  • Saturday, February 3rd
  • 25 Yards
  • Dual Meet Format

FINAL TEAM SCORES:

  • MEN: ASU 203.5, Arizona 94.5
  • WOMEN: ASU 173, Arizona 127

The Arizona State women closed out their season on a historic note at home on Saturday. Both the Sun Devil men and women took down in-state Pac-12 rival Arizona. This marks the ASU women’s first victory over the Wildcats in 25 years. Their last win over Arizona was in 1993.

Claire Fisch, Chloe Isleta, and Marlies Ross each rallied for a winning double individually in the team’s big win. Fisch swept the sprint events, first out-touching Arizona All-American Katrina Konopka in the 50 free, 23.07 to 23.18. She battled closely with Arizona’s Konopka and Jamie Stone in the 100 free as it came down to the touch again. Fisch led at the halfway mark in 24.31, just 2 hundredths ahead of Konopka, and sealed the deal as she held off a late charge from Stone to win it in 50.39. Stone (50.43) and Konopka (50.47) were hundredths back.

Isleta swept the backstrokes, dominating the 100 back in 53.88 and out-touching Arizona’s Cameron McHugh, 1:56.35 to 1:54.46, in the 200 back. Isleta also took a narrow 2nd place in the 200 IM, touching just hundredths behind in 2:01.53 as teammate Ross ran her down on the back half to win it in 2:01.45. Ross’ additional win came in the 200 breast, where she used her back half speed to edge out teammates Nora Deleske (2:14.99) and Silja Kansakoski (2:15.03) with a winning time of 2:14.91. Kansakoski had won the 100 breast in 1:01.03, while Ross (1:02.97) took 3rd, just a hundredth behind Arizona’s Mallory Korenwinder (1:02.96).

Kirsten Jacobsen of Arizona was also a double event winner on the women’s side. She won the 200 free handily in 1:48.19. In the 500 free, she battled closely with teammate Hannah Cox, holding off Cox down the final stretch to win 4:52.16 to 4:52.66. Cox had edged out Jacobsen in the 1000 free earlier in the session, winning in 9:58.66 to Jacobsen’s 9:59.33.

Several of the Sun Devil men contributed multiple victories, including All-American Cameron Craig. He got the ball rolling by anchoring the winning 200 medley relay in a quick 19.06. He also led off the 200 free relay in 19.61. Individually, Craig threw down a 1:34.78 to top teammate Grant House (1:35.89) by a second in the 200 free. Craig was dominant in the 100 free, flipping in 20.45 at the halfway mark as he blasted a 42.51. House went on to pick up a pair of wins as well, touching in 4:24.87 to top the 500 free and 1:47.49 to win the 200 IM.

Zachary Poti and Christian Lorenz swept their respective stroke specialties. Poti swept the backstrokes (47.10/1:43.47), while Lorenz earned his wins in the breaststrokes (53.99/1:58.59). Lorenz and Andrew Porter both celebrated their senior day with multiple wins. Porter notched to 50 free win, out-touching teammate Evan Carlson 20.28 to 20.33. He returned to win his signature 100 fly in 47.43.

PRESS RELEASE – ARIZONA STATE:

TEMPE, Ariz. – On a historic day for the Arizona State swimming & diving program, the No. 7 Sun Devil men defeated No. 18 Arizona by over 100 points, 203.5-94.5, while the women took down the No. 22 Wildcats, 173-127, for the first time since 1993. The men have now beat or tied U of A the past three seasons.

“We only lose one woman for next year who’s here today and we’re bringing in 10 more,” said head swimming coach Bob Bowman. “They’re our future and I’m so happy for this women’s team.”

Prior to the meet, the 2018 senior class was honored in their final collegiate home meet – Heikki MakikallioIvana NinkovicChristian LorenzMara AiacoboaeRebecca DeaconReid ElliottAndrew Porter, and Patrick Park.

Both Sun Devils squads started the meet on a high note, taking first place in the 200 medley relay, with the men going 1-2. The Sun Devil men’s A squad would later take their second relay win of the meet as they cruised to victory.

The ASU men won 10 of 12 individual swim events, including going 1-2 in five of them and 1-2-3 in the 100 breast. Cameron Craig (100 free, 200 free), Christian Lorenz (100 breast, 200 breast), Grant House (500 free, 200 IM), Andrew Porter (100 fly, 50 free), Zach Poti (100 back, 200 back) each won two events apiece.

For the winning Sun Devil women, Claire Fisch (50 free, 100 free), Chloe Isleta (100 back, 200 back) and Marlies Ross (200 breast, 200 IM) each won two events apiece while three others won events (Silja Kansakoski in 100 breast, Nora Deleske in 200 fly, Fanny Teijonsalo in 100 fly) as ASU won nine of 12 individual swim events.

Nora Deleske really stepped up and was key to the women’s win today,” said Bowman. “Winning her events was absolutely key and that 200 fly was probably the key to the whole meet.”

In diving, Ashley McCool and Frida Kaellgren finished first and second in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard while Youssef Selim and Heikki Makikallio went 1-2 on the men’s side.

“I’m looking forward to happens at Pac-12’s because that’s been the natural progression towards NCAA’s. I think we’re in a very good place,” Bowman concluded.

The Territorial Cup series point will be decided at the Pac-12 Championships, with the women’s swim and men’s/women’s dive portion taking place Feb. 21-24 and the men’s swim championships the following week, Feb. 28-Mar. 3. Both will take place in Federal Way, Wash.

PRESS RELEASE – ARIZONA:

TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona lost to in-state rival Arizona State to close out the regular season. The women dropped 127-173, and the men 94.5-203.5. Kirsten Jacobsen won two events, while Hannah CoxBrooks Fail, and Justin Wright added a victory each. Seniors Cameron McHugh and Nick Thorne each had a pair of runner-up finishes.

Arizona opened the meet with a second-place finish in the women’s 200 medley relay (1:41.86). The men’s 200 medley relay team placed third with 1:30.19.

Cox and Jacobsen finished first and second in the 1,000 free with 9:58.66 and 9:59.33, respectively. The men swept the 1,000 free, with Fail (9:13.13), Chris Wieser (9:17.70), and Jerad Kaskawal (9:19.47).

The women earned a sweep in the 200 free, placing first was Jacobsen (1:48.19), followed by McHugh (1:49.07), Cox (1:49.24), and Jamie Stone (1:50.04). Nick Thorne placed third for the men in the 200 free with 1:38.28.

Daniela Georges finished runner-up in the 100 back with 55.42. Chatham Dobbs (48.78) and Thomas Anderson (48.81) placed third and fourth, respectively.

Mallory Korenwinder (1:02.96) and Mik Ranslem (2:01.16) placed second in the women’s 100 breast and 200 fly, respectively.

Wright won the 200 fly with 1:44.82. Brendan Meyer (1:47.66) and Mathias Oh (1:48.32) finished third and fourth, respectively.

Katrina Konopka (23.18), Morgan Ginnis (23.25), and Ashley Sutherland (23.28) finished second, third, and fourth in the women’s 50 free. For the men, Gabriel Cardenes placed third with 20.65.

Stone placed runner-up in the 100 free with 50.43. Konopka (50.47) and Sutherland (50.52) finished behind her third and fourth, respectively. Parks Jones earned third for the men with 44.77.

McHugh (1:56.46) and Thorne (1:47.53) finished second in the 200 back. Thomas Anderson got third with 1:49.66.

Sam Iida placed third in the men’s 200 breast with 2:01.93. Korenwinder finished fourth with 2:19.44 for the women.

Jacobsen won the 500 free with 4:52.16 for the women. Cox (4:52.66) and Fail (4:26.05) each earn second place in the 500 free.

Stone and Ranslem tie for second in the 100 fly with 55.73. Wright finished third for the men with 48.37 and Dobbs placed fourth with 48.44.

Georges finished third in the 200 IM (2:03.26) and Thorne placed second (1:49.25).

The women’s 200 free relay teams place first and second with 1:30.76 and 1:32.06, respectively. The men close out the meet with a second-place finish with 1:21.17.

Up Next: Arizona men’s and women’s swimming and diving head into championship play with Pac-12’s beginning February 21.

Follow Arizona Swimming and Diving: For further coverage of Arizona swimming and diving, visit ArizonaWildcats.com and follow the team’s Twitter (@ArizonaSwimming) and Instagram (@ArizonaSwimDive) accounts.

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SwimFan

What an AWESOME day for the Sun Devil Nation!!!

The Women’s Sun Devils are really stepping up…woot woot!!! First, beating UCLA, Washington State, and now the Arizona Wildcats!!! What a historic season for the ASU Women’s Swimming & Diving…and they are just starting!

Way to Go Devils…??☀️?

…and Congratulations to our relentless Sun Devil Men’s team! What a way to crush them cats!!! Did Cameron Craig just swam a 19.06 in the 50 Free leg in the 200 Free Relay? Is that currently tied for the second FASTEST time in the nation? Can someone verify?

Cant wait for PAC-12’s!!! Let’s GO DEVILS…??☀️?

Paul

Hey swimswam team, do you know how letsrun, Reddit, and other forums sometimes have bots that can pull data when requested by command in a comment? if that feature could somehow be implemented that would be incredible. Ideally, I would be able to respond to this comment with some command that activates the bot, and the bot posts the top 5 or 8 or 10 or whatever 200 free relay times in the NCAA right now. A fast fact check for claims on swimming times that I don’t know off the top of my head and don’t want to spend the time on looking up, because I know computers can do it faster.

Swimmer

Sorry to burst your bubble but not even close. NC State at the Ohio State Invite went 19.06, 18.9, 18.7 and 19.05 but otherwise it is was a good swim. Sun Devils definitely making progress, should be top 10 this year.

SwimFan

Craig swam a 19.06 anchoring the 200 Medley Relay. I thought he swam it as a lead off in the 200 Free Relay.

Still a great time and I agree, Sun Devils are making huge progress! And may I add, BOTH Men’s & Women’s are making huge progress with just 2 years under Coach Bob Bowman! I also agree, Men’s will be a Top 10 Team this year, and Women’s will be a Top 20 or Top 25 easily this year…and Top 5 Women’s at PAC-12 Championships!!! Way to GO DEVILS…??☀️?

Korn

3 years

SwimFan

Second recruiting year for ASU under Coach Bob Bowman!

Swimmer

A 19.06 relay split is probably equivalent to a 19.5 flat start. A good time but not spectacular.

SwimFan

19.50 is about right and is still a Top 10 time in the nation…which is a great position to be in before the conference and the NCAA Championships!!!

Way to go Cameron Craig! You make the SunDevil Nation very proud…??☀️?

Swimmer

Another bubble burst. According to USA swimming, The Top 10 time is 19.27. A 19.5 would be a tie for 23rd place. Try again.

ArtVanDeLegh10

Maybe SwimFan meant that 19.5 is a top 10 dual meet time.

Swimmer

Ironically 23rd Place with a 19.5 is Cameron Craig.

SwimFan

Thank you, Artvandelegh10! I go to College Swimming site and chose DIV 1 but missed to change the Conference to ‘All’. ?

Drama King

He won’t swim 50 free at ncaa’s.
Probably will go for 2 individual events and 5 relays. If he swims a third event, it will be 200 im.

mikeh

Wow I wonder how conference will go!

Name

No exhibition from ASU men? Classy

Sensitive?

Augie took care of all the softening needed in his quotes.

“ASU has a real good dual meet team.” For the men

“If we had just won a couple of the close ones, we would’ve won the meet.” For the women

Sounds like the Cats are going to be mediocre for awhile.

AZswim

Why would he exhibition? Because he didn’t want to hurt the little wildcat’s FEELINGS? These men are in college. If you don’t want to lose, swim faster.

Dudeman

And the problem with that is? If they have the depth to sweep events then why wouldn’t they? It doesn’t matter at NCAA’s if a team wins by 200 points so why should it matter at in-season duel meets?

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