Steenvoorden, Keefer Advance to Thursday's A Finals
Maggie Keefer advanced to the A Final in 1 meter diving.

March 15, 2012

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Minnesota senior Ashley Steenvoorden and sophomore Maggie Keefer advanced to Thursday's A Final in the 500-yard freestyle and 1 meter diving, respectively, on the opening day of the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center in Auburn, Ala.

The finals of Day One are set to get underway at 7:00 p.m. CT.

In the preliminaries, Steenvoorden placed fifth in the 500-yard freestyle with a program-record time of 4:36.23, a mark that bested her prior record of 4:36.48 set last season by 0.25 seconds and was the fastest time among Big Ten swimmers this year. Meanwhile, Keefer advanced to the A final in 1 meter diving with a score of 311.65, which placed her fifth overall.

The Gophers will also compete in the 400-yard medley relay B Final. The team of Tess Behrens, Haley Spencer, Rebecca Weiland and Erin Caflisch finished 13th overall with a season-best time of 3:33.81 to advance to the consolation finals.

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