San Jose, Calif. --- San Jose State University (2-1) looks forward to an outstanding showing at the Arena Invitational, November 15-17, in the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.
Last year, the Spartans, ranked 25th in the latest collegeswimming.com top-25 poll, placed fourth with a score of 707 behind 2012 NCAA champion California (989), Arizona State (865.5), and Stanford (812). San Jose State achieved seven top-10 finishes, broke two school records, and swam four NCAA qualifying marks.
Marisa DeWames broke the 100 freestyle school record with a time of 49.41 lowering the previous record of 49.64 and secured a NCAA "B" standard time in the event. DeWames also helped teammates Meghan McCurley, Kiley Foster, and Erika Harvey place second in the 200 freestyle relay and third in the 400 freestyle relay with times of 1:31.15 and 3:20.23, respectively.
Junior Darcie Anderson swam in the 200 breaststroke and beat her old school record with a time of 2:14.00. Anderson tallied a NCAA "B" performance and placed fifth overall in the event.
Along with San Jose State, Arizona State, BYU, California, Cal Poly, Cal State Bakersfield, Hawai'i, Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine, San Diego State, San Jose State, UCLA, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara are participating in the three-day event.
Finals for each day will start at 6:00 p.m.
For those who are unable to attend the meet, follow the action through live stats at http://results.liveswim.net/bp/Arena/