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Swimming & Diving Enters 2010-11 Season with 15th Annual Pentathlon

Swimming & Diving Enters 2010-11 Season with 15th Annual Pentathlon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona swimming and diving team opens the fall season with the 15th annual Pentathlon at the Wall Aquatic Center on Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m.  The Lumberjack women will compete in five individual events.

Lumberjack swimmers take part in five events during the Pentathlon, the 200-meter IM, 100-meter butterfly, 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke, and 100-meter freestyle.  The women compete as individuals in a point-based system.  Points are assigned based on the times earned in each event.

Last year, Fi Connell won the event as a freshman finishing with 3,970 points and two event wins in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. 

Friday's meet will be the first of two exhibition competitions for the Lumberjacks before the start of the regular season.  The women put on the annual Blue and Gold Meet on Friday, October 15 before opening the regular season at the Vandal Relays on November 11.

DID YOU KNOW…The Northern Arizona University athletics department ranked 78th to place among the Top 100 in the final Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings. NAU ranked among the top 100 schools for the seventh time in the last eight seasons and 12th overall in the last 14 years. 


Order of Events

200-meter Individual Medley

100-meter Butterfly

100-meter Backstroke

100-meter Breaststroke

100-meter Freestyle


Heat 1

Lane 1 – Jordan Burnes

Lane 2 – Jaclyn Branning

Lane 3 – Stirling Smith

Lane 4 – Meredith Egloria


Heat 2

Lane 1 – Rachel Palmer

Lane 2 – Kristin Jones

Lane 3 – Fi Connell

Lane 4 – Emma Lowther

Lane 5 – Chalene Dirks-Ryan


Heat 3

Lane 1 – Kate Schafer

Lane 2 – Danielle Palbykin

Lane 3 – Krista Maier

Lane 4 – Claire Ferro

Lane 5 – Vivian Landeck


Heat 4

Lane 1 – Ashani Gottlieb

Lane 2 – Kelsey Loy

Lane 3 – Ashley Kurtz

Lane 4 – Andrea Derflinger