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Aztec Swimmers Conclude 2010 Campaign At NCAA Championships

Katelyn Weddle competed in the 200 breaststroke race at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.
Katelyn Weddle competed in the 200 breaststroke race at the NCAA Championships on Saturday.

March 20, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Aztec freshmen Katelyn Weddle and Leona Jennings brought a close to San Diego State's 2010 season as they both competed in their specialty events during the final day of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.

Jennings opened the morning prelims in the 200 backstroke as she turned in a time of 1:57.28. That mark ranked her 42nd of the 51 athletes competing in the event.

Weddle completed in the 200 breaststroke prelims and finished 31st of 48 competitors with a time of 2:13.32.

Jennings and Weddle became the first two Aztec swimmers to ever compete at the NCAA Championships. With Weddle's 12th-place finish in the 100 breast on Friday, SDSU scored its first-ever points as well. Those five points allowed the Aztecs to tie for 42nd place, the highest finish for a Mountain West Conference team.

The conclusion of the NCAA Championships caps off what is regarded as the SDSU swim program's finest season. This past year the Aztecs recorded their highest dual meet win total and best record with a 14-3 mark. They also turned in their highest conference regular-season finish (third) with a 5-3 record as well as their best showing at the MWC Championship Meet (third). In addition, Aztec swimmers set new San Diego State records in all 14 individual events as well as all five relay races.\