Maroon Edges Gold in Annual Arizona State Intrasquad Meet

by SwimSwam 9

September 28th, 2019 College, Pac-12

Courtesy: Arizona State Athletics

TEMPE, Ariz. – In a competition that came down to the final race, Sun Devil swimming kicked off their season on Friday with their annual Intrasquad. This time around, the Maroon squad took the victory by a slim margin, 260-254.

Gearing up for yet another competitive season in Pac-12 swimming and diving, the team uses the Intrasquad to introduce freshmen to the high level of swimming and organization demanded in a collegiate meet. The group did not disappoint, as four rookies took first place including Jack Dolan (200 free), Lindsay Looney (200 fly), Alex Colson (200 fly) and Julian Hill (500 free).

Aside from the freshmen showing out, several upperclassmen also dominated in the scrimmage. Chloe Isleta (100 back, 200 back), Zach Poti (100 back, 200 back) and Nora Deleske (200 breast, 200 IM) all won multiple events this evening.

“I was pleased with the effort, energy and team spirit the teams showed today,” head coach Bob Bowman said. “Our freshmen stepped up and raced well this afternoon.”

Both squads remained within striking distance of each other throughout the meet with the victory quickly coming down to the wire. Heading into the final event of the 400 free relay, Maroon squad held a slim 10-point lead with two chances to build on their advantage.

Maroon’s A squad stepped up to the occasion featuring an all-underclassmen foursome in sophomores Ethan Luc and Cody Bybee, junior Carter Swift and freshman Jack Dolan. Bybee anchored the relay to a win, securing the victory for team maroon.

The Sun Devils return to training before kicking off the regular season on the road against Utah.

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Harambe
2 years ago

Is this the Orange and White meet? I’m sorry, gorillas are colorblind and I can’t find the results of the Texas inter squad dual

Swimfan
Reply to  Harambe
2 years ago

I know the results of the orange /white meet and Let me tell ya, they’re pretty impressive! Here’s a teaser…Danny Krueger won the 100 free in a sub 42!

spectatorn
2 years ago

How are the teams formed in these intrasquad meets? Just realized I never knew how this works.

JP input is too short
Reply to  spectatorn
2 years ago

On my team, we had two captains and they got together with coach to divvy up everybody. Tried to make sure the team was balanced – like, all the backstrokers weren’t all on one team or something.

spectatorn
Reply to  JP input is too short
2 years ago

Thanks!

Really
2 years ago

kinda useless without times…

Superfan
Reply to  Really
2 years ago

That is exactly what I thought.

Dunc1952
Reply to  Superfan
2 years ago

Fair enough … but I was there and can relate that the times were generally solid Pac-12 early season swims, nothing either outlandishly good or terribly weak. Examples from limited memory include:
1000 free – Emma Nordin 10;02+
50 free – sub :23.5 (Camryn Curry?)
100 Breast 1:03, 1:03, 1:04 (Silja Kansakoski, Nora Deleske, Lana Barry); Deleske won 200 over Kansakoski, both 2:17s
200 IM — Deleske 2:04 low
Men: 50 free Evan Carlson :20.3
100 free – Grant House: :44.37 ; :55+ 100 breast, 1:48+(?) 200 IM
200 free — Jack Dolan 1:37+
500 — Jordan Hill outtouched Ben Olszewski, both 4:33 low
100 back – Zach Poti 47+
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