34th Place Finish for Azevedo at NCAA
FEDERAL WAY -- BYU's Jorge Azevedo swam in the 100-yard butterfly on Friday at the NCAA Championships. Azevedo finished with a time of 47.99 to finish in 34th place in the preliminary round.
This 100 fly time by Azevedo was his second best only to a 47.11 posting he recorded a few weeks previous at the NCAA "Last Chance" Meet. He did not qualify for the finals at the NCAA Championships.
"I am real proud of Jorge (Azevedo)," BYU men's swim coach Tim Powers said. "He was not able to swim his best time this weekend, but he showed a lot of determination to even get this far. Jorge has had a great collegiate career."
Azevedo is a two-time All-MWC performer. He also was named Second Team All-American during last season as he swam on the BYU 200 freestyle relay that place 15th in the country.
In the last regular-season meet of the 2007-08 season, Azevedo set a new Richards Building Pool record in the 100 fly as the Cougars swam against Utah with a time of 48.11.
Azevedo Set for NCAA Championships
PROVO -- For the second time in his career at BYU, senior Jorge Azevedo is headed to the NCAA National Championships Meet. Azevedo will compete in the 100-yard butterfly in the meet that will take place March 27-29 in Federal Way, Wash.
In last season's NCAA Championships, Azevedo was a part of a Cougar 200 freestyle relay team that earned 15th place with a time of 2:57.50. This will be the first time that Azevedo will compete at the national meet by swimming in an individual event.
Azevedo recorded his qualifying time for this year's NCAA meet as with a mark of 47.11 in the 100 fly at the annual NCAA qualifying "Last Chance" meet. This time swam by Azevedo is a new BYU school record as well as a new best mark in the Mountain West Conference for the 100 fly.
During the 2007-08 MWC regular season Azevedo recorded the fastest time in the 100 fly with a time of 48.11, which he swam at his last home swim meet of his career against Utah on Jan. 31.
Azevedo is the only BYU men swim team member who has qualified for this year's NCAA Championships.