More Records Fall At WAC Championship

San Antonio, Texas - The San Jose State women's swimming and diving team picked up seven second-team All-WAC honors, established 10 personal bests and set two school records on day three of the WAC Championship at the Palo Alto Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas.
Julia Craddock, swimming the 400 IM, set a new school record in the prelims with a time of 4:24.24.  She came back in the finals and lowered that time to 4:22.73, finishing fourth and earning second team All-WAC. 
In the 100 fly, Heather Denman (55.32/fifth place) and Ashlyn Acosta (56.54/eighth place) each earned second team all-conference honors.  Acosta set a personal best in the prelims with a time of 56.08.  Rudie Guerrero (58.00/16th place) swam a season best 56.78 in the prelims.
Six Spartans swimmers finished in the top 24 in the 200 free led by second-team honorees Marisa DeWames and Julia Koch.  DeWames, who came in fourth, set a new school record in a time of 1:49.46.  Koch swam a personal best 1:50.37 in the prelims and 1:50.81 in the final for a seventh place finish.
Amy Friedhoff came in 10th with a personal best 1:49.95.  Kiley Foster set a personal best 1:50.69 in the prelim and finished 13th in the final at 1:51.44.  Erika Harvey (1:50.58/17th place) swam her personal best in the final and Taylor Stoddard finished in 24th place in 1:54.01.
In the 100 breast, Darcie Anderson earned second team All-WAC honors with her fourth place finish (1:03.71).  Caitlin Macky was 14th in 1:05.08.  Karly Brown shattered her personal best by more than five seconds (1:04.91 in the prelims) and finished in 12th place in 1:04.99.  Christina Bergis also set a personal best in the prelims by shaving more than one second of her previous best with a 1:08.07.  She finished in 24th place in the finals with a 1:09.68.
Briana Swinney set a personal best in the 100 back with a 56.67 in the prelims.  She came back in the final and earned second team All-WAC with an eighth place finish in 57.30.  Rudie Guerrero swam a 58.94 for a 16th place finish.
In the 3-meter diving competition, Amy Kilby (189.75 points) and Jessica Holden (180.45 points) did not qualify for the finals and finished in 22nd and 24th place, respectively.
In the final event of the day, Swinney, Anderson, Craddock and DeWames swam a 3:46.88 in the 400 medley relay for a 5th place finish.
The team competition is led by Boise State (585 points) followed by Hawai'i (404), Northern Arizona (535) and San Jose State (336).
On Wednesday night, in the 800 free relay, Marisa DeWames led off with a school record, it was also an NCAA "B" Cut time.
Action concludes tomorrow with the 1,650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, 3-meter diving and the 400 freestyle relay. Prelims begin at 11:00 a.m., the first three heats of the 1650 free begin at 4:30 p.m. and the finals start at 6:30 p.m.