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Swimmer & Divers In Long Beach and Tucson This Week

The Aztec divers will be in Tucson for the Arizona Diving Invitational this weekend while the swimmers compete at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach.
The Aztec divers will be in Tucson for the Arizona Diving Invitational this weekend while the swimmers compete at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach.

Nov. 14, 2012

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THIS WEEK IN AZTEC SWIMMNG & DIVING
The Aztec swimmers will be in Long Beach this weekend for the annual Arena Invitational while the SDSU divers will compete at the Arizona Diving Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. The Arena Invitational features several of the top women's swimming team in the west. Among the 13 confirmed entrants are Cal, UCLA, Arizona State and Brigham Young. The Arizona Diving Invitational will be a three-day meet with one board being contested each day over the weekend.

HEAD COACH MIKE SHRADER
San Diego State head coach Mike Shrader is in his sixth season with the Aztecs and has compiled a dual meet record of 70-13 (.843) during his tenure. Shrader was named the Mountain West Coach of the Year past on three occasions (2011, 2010, co-coach in 2009). Including eight seasons as the head coach at Nevada, his career record stands at 159-25-1 (.862).

RUIZ RECORDS PAIR OF SDSU TOP 10 TIMES
Natilee Ruiz has been impressive in her first season at San Diego. The freshman from Othello, Wash., has recorded times in four events that rank among the top 10 marks in program history. Those times include:

Event                      Time   Rank
200 Freestyle...........1:50.17....6th
100 Backstroke............56.41....9th
200 Backstroke..........2:01.97....7th
200 Individual Medley...2:06.49....9th

THE STREAK CONTINUES
With its three victories in the triple dual meet at New Mexico the weekend of Nov. 2-3, SDSU has now won its last 43 straight meets dating back to the 2009-10 season. Its last loss came against Wyoming on Jan. 29, 2010, in Laramie. San Diego State also has a streak of 52 straight wins against non-conference opponents. The last loss to a non-MWC team was a defeat at North Texas on Nov. 17, 2006. In current Head Coach Mike Shrader's four seasons at SDSU, the Aztecs have not lost a dual meet to a non-conference foe.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
San Diego State completed its second consecutive undefeated home season during its 2011-12 campaign with a 10-0. The Aztecs have now won their last 29 consecutive meets at home. SDSU's record at the Aztec Aquaplex stands at 40-3 since the facility opened for the 2007-08 season.

RELAY TOP TIMES
The Aztecs have recorded four relay times this fall that rank among the top 10 in school history. Those are:

Relay       Team                                    Time
200 Free....Dalcamo, Jennings, Ruiz, Bailey.........1:34.30 (4th)
200 Free....Macklin, Jennings, Dalcamo, Bailey......1:34.95 (7th)
800 Free....Ruiz, Garibaldi, Zimmer, Marquenie......7:35.27 (8th)
200 Medley..Jennings, Weddle, G. Johnson, Macklin...1:44.03 (7th)
400 Medley..Jennings, Weddle, G. Johnson, Bailey....3:46.97 (6th)

TOP CONFERENCE TIMES
Of the 14 individual swimming events contested in the Mountain West, San Diego State swimmers currently have the top times in eight of those races. That group includes the following:

Event                   Swimmer                 Time
200 Freestyle...........Natilee Ruiz.........1:50.17
500 Freestyle...........Melanie Garibaldi....4:55.30
1000 Freestyle..........Melanie Garibaldi...10:06.87
1650 Freestyle..........Melanie Garibaldi...16:55.22
100 Breaststroke........Katelyn Weddle.......1:02.78
200 Breaststroke........Katelyn Weddle.......2:17.94
200 Individual Medley...Mikaela Macklin......2:04.34
400 Individual Medley...Melanie Garibaldi....4:20.13