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UA swimmers head for Texas

By Keith Carmona
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 29, 1999
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The Arizona men's and women's swimming and diving teams are heading to Austin, Texas, this weekend to meet Texas, Texas A&M and Miami for their only four-way meet of the season.

The Texas men will enter the meet ranked No. 2, while the women hold the No. 10 spot. The Aggies and Hurricanes also enter the meet with top 25 rankings.

Leading the way for the Wildcat swimmers are juniors Ryk Neethling and Denali Knapp.

Neethling, a four-time NCAA champion, was a three-event winner last weekend in the meets against California and Stanford. He was victorious in the 1,000-yard freestyle, 500 free and 200 free.

Knapp won the 100 backstroke in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 54.84 seconds and also captured first place in the 50 free (23.34) last weekend against Cal in the UA women's 153-99 victory.

The toughest competition UA will face are Texas senior All-American Erin Maher and freshman Tommy Hannan.