Spartans Remain 4th At Arena Invitational

Long Beach, Calif. --- The San Jose State University women's swimming team had another outstanding day staying in fourth place after the second day of the Arena Invitational.

 Julia Craddock had another record setting day after breaking her school record in the 400 IM with a time of 4:17.55. Her previous record was 4:19.06.

Ashlyn Acosta was a second Spartan to reach a championship-eight final. She finished eighth in the 100 butterfly in 55.08.

San Jose State's relay teams also had a strong showing. The 200 medley relay "A" team of Michaela McLean, Darcie Anderson, Ashlyn Acosta, and Marisa DeWames finished sixth with a time of 1:42.36.

The 800 freestyle relay team consisting of Craddock, Erika Harvey, Kiley Foster, and Amy Friedhoff placed fifth with its time of 7:26.44.

"The team did another tremendous job today," said head coach Sage Hopkins. "We are very excited about the races we have coming up tomorrow morning."

The Arena Invitational concludes Saturday, November 17.

Arena Invitational women' swimming meet
Belmont Pool, Long Beach, Calif.

November 16 Final Results:

200 Medley Relay

1. California "A", 1:39.82. 6. San Jose State "A" (McLean, Anderson, Acosta, DeWames), 1:42.36. -San Jose State "B" (Beneke, Buxbaum, Smith, Harvey), x1:44.75.

400 IM

1. Caitlin Leverenze (California), 4:10.67. 4. Julia Craddock (SJSU), 4:17.55. 16. Andrea Chan (SJSU), 4:30.49. 31. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 4:34.97.

100 Butterfly

1. Caro Kuczynski (ASU), 53.37. 8. Ashlyn Acosta (SJSU), 55.08. 22. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 56.28. 32. Kayla Nakamoto (SJSU), 57.26.

200 Free

1. Shan Landgrebe (ASU),1:45.81. 14. Erika Harvey (SJSU), 1:49.92. 18. Amy Friedhoff (SJSU), 1:49.86. 24. Taylor Stoddard (SJSU), 1:52.91.

100 Breast

1. Katelyn Weddle (San Diego State), 1:01.20. 11. Darci Anderson (SJSU), 1:03.88. 14. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 1:04.86. 18. Natasha Moffitt (SJSU), 1:04.44.

100 Backstroke

1. Cheyen Coffman (UN), 53.26. 16. Brynne Beneke (SJSU), 56.81. 21. Haley Smith (SJSU), 56.53. 24. Michaela McLean (SJSU), 56.87.

800 Free Relay

1. Arizona State University "A", 7:10.79. 5.  San Jose State "A" (Craddock, Harvey, Foster, Friedhoff), 7:26.44. NP.  San Jose State "B", DQ.

Team Results:

1. California 775.5 

2. San Diego State 634.5

3. Arizona State 555 

4. San Jose State  404

5. UCLA 401  

6. Hawai'i  358

7. Brigham Young 305  

8. UC Santa Barbara  256

9. UC San Diego  208 

10. Loyola Marymount 182

11. Cal Poly  170.5 

12. California State University Bakersfield  110

13. Pepperdine 84

Preliminary heats results are available here.