As the three-day 2014 Art Adamson Invitational came to a close on Saturday for Arizona State swimming, so, too, did the Texas Invitational for ASU diving.
Led by junior Thibaut Capitaine, the Sun Devils displayed they can compete in the spotlight.
Overall, the teams raced well and are in good shape heading into the final two days of competition.
While swimming will compete in College Station, Texas, diving is set to compete in Austin, Texas.
The Arizona State women's swim and dive team (0-5) were back in the pool Saturday, this time against UCLA, competing approximately 14 hours after concluding its meet against USC on Friday night. This time around, the Sun Devils fell to the Bruins, 169-124.
The Arizona State men (2-3) and women's (0-4) swim and dive teams fell to USC in Los Angeles Friday night, with the men dropping its contest by a score of 165-125, while the women got edged, 169-127. However, the Devils didn't go down without a fight and put together some of their best swims of the season thus far, something the final scores fail to illustrate.
The Arizona State men (2-2) and women's (0-3) swim and dive teams return to action this Friday and Saturday beginning with Pac-12 bouts in Los Angeles against USC. On Saturday, the two teams split as the men take on CSU Bakersfield from Bakersfield, Calif., while the women's team faces its second conference opponent in as many days, UCLA.
On a night where the Arizona State men (1-2) and women's (0-3) swim teams competed in different cities, their fates differed as well. While the ASU men overcame Seattle University by a score of 118-84 from Seattle, the women fell 155.5-106.5 to Washington State in Pullman.
The Arizona State men (0-2) and women's (0-2) swim and dive teams are back in action this weekend, however, just at different venues. As the men travel to Seattle, Wash. for a faceoff with Seattle University, the women head to Pullman, Wash. for a Pac-12 matchup against Washington State.
Arizona State holds its swimmers to the highest of expectations, and sophomore distance swimmer Anna Olasz exemplifies the Sun Devil way. In the midst of a 20-day hiatus between meets for ASU, Olasz, from Szeged, Hungary, traveled to Hong Kong and captured a victory in the FINA Open Water 10K World Cup Swims.
The second day of back-to-back home meets came to a close Saturday afternoon with both Arizona State men (0-2) and women's (0-2) swim and dive teams dropping its meet to Minnesota. The Devils used their first two meets against Big Ten opponents as a tune-up for a long season, and look to get key swimmers back from injury and into the pool moving forward.
The Arizona State men (0-1) and women's (0-1) swim and dive teams entered the pool Friday afternoon at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center for the first leg of back-to-back home meets against Big Ten opponents. Squaring off against Wisconsin first, the ASU men suffered a close defeated, 130.5-111.5, while the women dropped their battle, 142-92.