BAIER EARNS SWIM HONORS

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. Former Tuolumne County Aquatics and Sonora High School swimmer Michael Baier earned all-America honors while swimming for the University of California at San Diego in the NCAA Division II National Championships at the University of North Dakota.

Baier, a sophomore, swam a personal-best time of 4:03.78 in the preliminaries of the 400-yard individual medley. He knocked a full second off his previous best, which was set in the Speedo Cup in De-cember in Long Beach. Baier has improved by seven seconds since his appearance in the 2002 nationals as a freshman.

He qualified eighth for the finals, and finished in that position with a time of 4:05.56.

Baier also made the all-America team in the 800 freestyle relay, claiming his second straight honor in the event by helping the Tritons' quartet finish fifth in 6:49.10. They were eighth in 2002.

Also, Baier and three other Tritons were 12th in the 400 free relay, and Baier placed 12th individually in both the 200 breaststroke and the 200 IM to earn honorable mention all-American status. His breast time of 2:07.83 was three seconds faster than his 2002 national time, and he moved up three places from his qualifying spot in the IM. In the 500 free, Baier swam a personal best of 4:40.98.

As a team, UC San Diego placed 14th with only six swimmers. Drury of Springfield, Mo., won the title, stopping Bakersfield State's streak of championships at three.

UC San Diego's Rosanna Delurgio set Division II records in the 100 and 200 breast while leading the Triton women to a third-place finish. West Chester, Pa., won the women's championship.

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