- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 19, 2009

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS (AP) - Defending champion Arizona broke its NCAA records in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay Thursday in the opening day of the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championships at Texas A&M.;

The team of Lara Jackson, Lindsey Kelly, Justine Schluntz and Taylor Baughman finished the 200 freestyle in a time of 1 minute, 26.20 seconds, breaking the record of 1:26.90 set last year.

Jackson and Schluntz joined Ana Agy and Annie Chandler in setting the 400 medley relay record of 3:28.31, breaking Arizona’s record of 3:29.06 set last year.

Jackson also won the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.40.

Julia Smit of Stanford won the 200 individual medley in 1:52.79, breaking the NCAA record she set Feb. 26.

Allison Schmitt of Georgia won the 500 freestyle in 4:35.17 and teammate Wendy Trott finished second in 4:36.20.

Arizona led in team standings after the first day with 141.5 points. Georgia was second with 133 and California was third at 126. Stanford was fourth at 105 and Auburn was fifth at 91.5.

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