ASU Freshmen Caitlin Andrew and C.J. Nuess Lead Sun Devils in Pentathlon

TEMPE, Ariz., October 17. ASU swimming held the annual intrasquad pentathlon Saturday morning at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center per university reports.

Freshmen lead the way for both the men and women. Caitlin Andrew (San Antonio, Texas) and CJ Nuess (Medical Lake, Wash.) came out on top in their respective divisions.

The meet called for each swimmer to compete in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle and the 200 IM. Cumulative times were totaled and the athletes were ranked within their gender.

For the women, Andrew had the top time (*) in three of five events and led the way throughout the meet clocking a total time of 6:04.65 to come out on top by over 11 seconds (:56.32 fly*; :58.49* back; 1:10.55 breast; :51.95 free; 2:07.34* IM).

Senior IMer Cara DeVinny (Mesa, Ariz.) pulled into the second slot following the final event where she swam a 2:09.03 in the 200 IM, putting her total time at 6:16.35. Sophomore Jill Kripps (Seattle, Wash.) finished less than two-tenths behind DeVinny with a time of 6:16.54 while Junior Heidi Schmidt (Visalia, Calif.) had the top breaststroke performance (1:05.94*) narrowly missed the third slot clocking a total time of 6:16.68 to come in fourth. Rounding out the top-five was Senior Florencia Szigeti (Mendoza, Argentina) who clocked the fastest 100 freestyle time of 51.65* and finished with a total time of 6:21.53.

On the men's side, Nuess had solid swims in every single event, though no top performances until the 200 IM. (:52.51 fly; :52.81 back; :59.05 breast; :48.69 free; 1:54.00* IM). His total time of 5:27.06 was 3.51 second clear of the field.

Junior David Kolozar (Budapest, Hungary) pulled into second after clocking a 1:54.58 in the 200 IM, which put him at a total time of 5:31.57. He tied for the top spot in the butterfly at :51.81* and led the 100 free at :47.69*.

Senior Bobby Crowder (Los Gatos, Calif.) swam into third position with a total time of 5:33.15. Rounding out the top-five was Senior Kyle Horton (Scottsdale, Ariz.) with a total time of 5:39.88 and Junior Steve McDonald (Laguna Niguel, Calif.), who along with Kolozar swam the fastest butterfly leg at 51.81*, finished fifth overall with a time of 5:40.20.

Evan Rahaeuser was sixth overall but led the 100 backstroke at :52.63*. The breaststroke pacesetter was Leonardo Martins with :58.63*.

The ASU swimming and diving team returns to action Friday, October 22 at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center as they open the dual meet season against UNLV. Events are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

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