Feb. 25, 2009
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno State kicked off the 2009 edition of the WAC Championships in San Antonio, Texas Wednesday afternoon with competitive performances in the 200 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay.
"We were right there with the other teams," said head coach Jeanne Fleck. "We did awesome today."
The `Dogs wasted no time fulfilling their goals as the team swam a three-second time improvement in the 200 medley relay. The team's time of 1:47 falls just one-half a second short of breaking the school record.
"Heidi Gjoen had a solid lead off in the 800 freestyle relay and finished her 200 yard leg in 1:54," said Fleck. "It was really exciting to watch."
Gjoen, freshman Dede Torres, junior Mary Tess Taylor and freshman Jordan Morillo took 23 seconds off their relay time to finish 7:56.57. Every single Fresno State swimmer swam a lifetime best time on Wednesday, giving the Bulldogs a confidence boost entering the next three days.
Thursday's events begin with the 500 freestyle, 200 IM and the 50 freestyle preliminaries at 11 a.m. CT. Divers will hit the boards in the 1-meter preliminaries at 1 p.m. CT.
"We're going to do great," said Fleck.
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"Join the State - Fresno State" -The Fresno State swimming and diving team continues action in the south at the 2009 edition of the WAC Championships Thursday at 11 a.m. CT. Fans can sign up for live streaming of the finals at www.wac.tv.org or via the clickable link at www.gobulldogs.com.
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