Mau scores for Cal at NCAA championship

Jasmine Mau has made a successful transition from Punahou to college. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser
Jasmine Mau has made a successful transition from Punahou to college. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser

Punahou graduate Jasmine Mau, now a freshman at California, contributed to the Golden Bears’ lead at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships with a 13-place finish in the 100 butterfly on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.

Mau advanced out of the preliminaries with a time of  52.03 seconds, then posted a time of 52.17 seconds in the B final. Cal, led by Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin, holds a commanding lead in the team standings with 383.5 points.

San Diego State freshman Summer Harrison (Mid-Pacific) was 34th in the 100 fly and also swam on the Aztecs’ 200 medley relay team, which placed 28th.


Mau and Harrison finished 1-2 in the 100 fly at the state championship in 2013 and as seniors in 2014.


Wagner sophomore Anu Nihipali (Hawaii Prep) was 34th in the 100 backstroke.


The meet concludes Saturday with Mau and Harrison both entered in the 200 butterfly.

 

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