Arizona State Swimming Sweeps Rival Arizona

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No. 13/NR Arizona State swimming and diving dominated the No. 10/NR Arizona Wildcats in their final dual meet of the season, taking a 202-92 victory on the men’s side and 181-103 victory on the women’s side. ASU won every single event on the afternoon en route to the dominating victory.

“The times were good, and I like some of the things we’re doing better technically now with turns, starts and relay takeoffs are all starting to sharpen up a little bit,” Arizona State swimming coach Bob Bowman said. “I felt really good about that.”

Today also represented senior day for 13 Arizona State swimming seniors, all that have left their own marks on the program. The 13 member senior class of Youssef Selim, Kevin Benavidez, Nick Carlson, Jackson Etter, Matthew Kint, Jack Kucharczyk, Ben Olszewski, Zach Poti, Aaron Beauchamp, Chloe Isleta, Silja Kansakoski, Cierra Runge and Kendall Dawson were all honored in a ceremony before the meet.

“They’ve been with us through a whole process and have seen a transformation in the culture here and they’ve been a part of it,” Bowman said. “We have a big debt to those guys.”

The win didn’t add to either schools’ Territorial Cup Series point total, as it is on the line at the end of this month with either school earning the point through placing higher than the other at their respective Pac-12 Championship. It did gain the Sun Devils bragging rights as the 110-point margin of victory on the men’s side and 78-point victory on the women’s side is the largest margin of victory over Arizona since at least 1998. The win for the women is also just the second time in 27 years the Sun Devils have topped the Wildcats, speaking to the trajectory that Coach Bowman has the team on.

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    Bob Jones

    No mention of ASU being suited up and U of A in speedos?

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