March 23, 2012
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Michigan State swimmer Jacob Jarzen continued action at Day 2 of the NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Seattle. The Spartan posted a qualifying time in the afternoon preliminary session of the 100-yard butterfly to advance to the evening's final round; marking the first time a Spartan has done so since 1996. In the finals, Jarzen finished in 11th place with a time of 46.47.
In the afternoon, Jarzen took 14th place in the prelims with a time of 46.75 to advance to the finals, as the competition takes the top 16 in the qualifying round.
The junior moved up three spots in the final race, to take 11th place with a 46.47, just missing his career-best time by five hundredths of a second. The performance put the Spartans in 25th place as a team out of a total 47 teams.
Jarzen will compete in his final event on Saturday in the 200-yard backstroke.
The third and final day of competition concludes on Saturday with prelims at 2 p.m. EST and finals at 10 p.m. EST. The preliminary session will be live streamed for free on GoSeattleU.com and up to date results available at live stats. The finals will be live streamed on ESPN3.com and will be broadcast on ESNPU at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 1.