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September 23, 2009

Swimming & Diving Starts 2009-10 Season with 14th Annual Pentathlon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team enters the water for its first competition of the 2009-10 season at the Wall Aquatic Center for the 14th annual Pentathlon. The event will begin at 2 p.m., this Friday, September 25.

Senior Rachael Foe has won the inter-squad competition each of the last three years in which the women compete as individuals on a point system. Lumberjack swimmers will take part in all five events and points are assigned based on the times earned in each event.

The events consist of the 200-meter IM, 100-meter, butterfly, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke, and 100-meter freestyle.

Friday’s meet will be the first of two exhibition competitions with the Blue vs. Gold meet rounding out the preseason on Friday, October 16. The 2009-10 swimming and diving season will begin in Las Cruces, N.M., on Saturday, October 31 against New Mexico State and Northern Colorado.