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Women Fail to Advance at NCAA Championships

LONG ISLAND -- Seniors Anna Tutunnikova and Jennifer Tasker, and freshman Tamber Covington failed to advance to the finals in their respective events as the BYU women's swimming and diving team finished competition at the 2001 NCAA Championships Saturday.

On Thursday, Tutunnikova was the only Cougar in action, finishing 27th on the one-meter springboard event with a score of 236.45. She failed to advance to the finals as only the top-16 in each event advance to the finals and become All-Americans.

All three BYU athletes were in action Friday but none were able to advance to the finals. Tasker, an All-American last year in the 100 breaststroke placed 25th in the same event this year with a time of 1:03.72. Covington finished 28th in the 100 breast with a time of 1:03.91 while Tutunnikova finished 24th on the three-meter springboard, scoring 441.05 points.

Covington was the only Cougar to participate on Saturday as she finished 25th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.06.