DeWames & Craddock Power 5th Place Finish

Long Beach, Calif. --- The San Jose State Spartans concluded the final day of the Arena Invitational, placing fifth overall.

"We had our strongest day today," said head coach Sage Hopkins. "I am so proud of this team. We had a large group of the team get sick early in the meet and they did a tremendous job of rallying back."

Marisa DeWames started the day off strong and placed sixth in the 100 yard freestyle. In preliminary qualifying, she tied the meet record with a time of 49.52.

Julia Craddock had another outstanding day after she broke 2:00 in the 200 Fly with her 1:59.92. In the three-day event, Craddock broke school records in the 200 IM and the 400 IM.

Craddock later joined with the team of Erika Harvey, Kiley Foster, and Marisa DeWames and placed sixth with a time of 3:21.80.

Arena Invitational
Belmont Pool, Long Beach, Calif.
Saturday November 17,2012

Finals Results:

1650 Freestyle

1. Tristin Baxter (ASU), 16:09.53. 10. Amy Friedhoff (SJSU), 17:04.79. 19. Caitlin Lipton (SJSU), 17:35.53. 23. Brooke Hammond (SJSU), 17:44.56. 28. Taylor Stoddard (SJSU), 17:56.98. ---Michelle Berry (SJSU), X17:45.36.

200 Backstroke

1. Elizabeth Pelton (CAL), 1:54.43. 23. Haley Smith (SJSU), 2:02.42. 29. Brynne Beneke (SJSU), 2:04.37.

100 Freestyle

1. Liv Jenson (UN), 48.43. 6. Marisa DeWames (SJSU), 50.14. 13. Erika Harvey (SJSU), 50.83. 16. Kiley Foster (SJSU), 51.44. 19. Elana Faria (SJSU), 50.86. 30. Amber Nelson (SJSU), 52.13.

200 Breaststroke

1. Katelyn Weddle (San Diego State), 2:13.71. 13. Darcie Anderson (SJSU), 2:18.87. 22. Natasha Moffitt (SJSU), 2:21.74. 25. Amanda Buxbaum (SJSU), 2:22.23. 31. Michelle Berry (SJSU), 2:25.40.

200 Butterfly

1. Noelle Tarazona (UCLA), 1:56.16. 6. Julia Craddock (SJSU), 1:59.92. 11. Ashlyn Acosta (SJSU), 2:01.75. 21. Andrea Chan (SJSU), 2:04.20.

400 Freestyle Relay

1. California "A", 3:18.91. 6. San Jose State (Harvey, Foster, Craddock, DeWames), 3:21.80. ---San Jose State "B" (Smyth, Nelson, Stoddard, Faria), x3:27.59.

Team Results:

1. California 1168.5

2. Arizona State 970

3. San Diego State 908.5

4. UCLA 850

5. San Jose State  654

6. Hawai'i 568

7. Brigham Young 466

8. UC Santa Barbara 457

9. UC San Diego 348

10. Cal Poly 310.5

11. Loyola Marymount 273.5

12. CSU Bakersfield 204

13. Pepperdine 84