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East Valley briefs: ASU breaks swim relay school mark at NCAAs

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Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2008 10:52 pm | Updated: 9:26 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Arizona State women's swimming and diving team wrapped up the first day of the NCAA championships at Columbus, Ohio, with a school record Thursday.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Caitlin Andrew, Jen Beckberger, Lindsey Brown and Jess Perazzo finished in 1 minute, 29.60 seconds to shatter its record set two weeks prior at the Pac-10 championships.

The time was good enough to win the consolation final, moving them up four spots from the preliminary round.

Andrew, a senior, also qualified for the 50 free consolation final, finishing fifth with a time of 22.55.

The Sun Devils stand in 18th place with 22 points. Andrew and Ashton Aubry will compete in the 100 butterfly. Beckberger, Brown and Perazzo all qualified for the 200 free, while Lindsey Russenberger will compete in the 100 breaststroke.

Arizona set two marks to lead the team competition.

The Wildcats broke their own 12-day-old NCAA, U.S. open and American record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:26.90 and later broke the 400 medley relay record set by California last year by nearly a second (3:29.06).

The Wildcats also got a win in the 50 freestyle from Lara Jackson - her time of 21.69 seconds was the third-fastest by an American - to lead with 151 points.

BASEBALL

Top-ranked Arizona State improved to 19-0 on the season with a 13-3 victory over Northern Colorado in the opening game of the Bob Schaefer Memorial Tournament at Packard Stadium.

Senior Tommy Rafferty got the victory, improving to 2-0 with 1 2/3 shutout innings out of the bullpen. Jason Kipnis led the ASU offense with four hits and three RBIs.

WRESTLING

All five Arizona State wrestlers remained alive in the NCAA championships at St. Louis, Mo.

Iowa leads the team standings after the first day with 29.5 points followed by Nebraska (26.5).

The Sun Devils have scored 9.5 points are tied with Pittsburgh for 24th place.

Anthony Robles (125), Chris Drouin (141 pounds), Patrick Pitsch (165), Brent Chriswell (184) and Jason Trulson (197) all have suffered one loss so they will need to win three bouts today to earn All-America honors and the opportunity to compete on Saturday.

SOFTBALL

Top-ranked Arizona State's 28-game winning streak was snapped as the Sun Devils fell 3-2 to Florida State before bouncing back to top Illinois 7-2 at the Judi Garmen Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

The Sun Devils (32-2) play No. 15 Louisiana-Lafayette today.

HOCKEY

Goaltender Kris Mayotte stopped 31 shots and Mike Ramsay tallied a goal and added an assist to lead the Fresno Falcons to a 2-0 victory over the Phoenix RoadRunners in ECHL action at US Airways Center.

Despite the loss, the RoadRunners (22-34-9) remain tied with idle Stockton for seventh place in the National Conference playoff race.

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