GENEVA, Ohio - The Butler women’s swim team is halfway through the Atlantic 10 Conference Championships in Geneva, Ohio. The meet has been headlined by several lifetime bests and two new school records for the Bulldogs.
After breaking the school record in the 200 medley relay on the first day of competition, the team of Emma Green, Lauren Scotti, Serena Daley and Lauren Lambrecht took down the school record in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:38.22.
The 500 freestyle saw four Butler swimmers break their personal bests. Hayden Engstrom swam a 5:42.00 and finished in 55th position. Sarah Gibbons posted a lifetime best 5:23.44 and finished 51st. Megan Boebinger swam a lifetime best 5:22.88 and finished 52nd. Caitlin Weichelt also swam a lifetime best 5:10.54 and finished 39th. Her time was good enough to land her in third place in Butler history. Also, Elizabeth Miller clocked 5:20.48 in the 500 free.
Green led the Bulldogs in the 200 individual medley with a 41st place finish. Her time of 2:13.27 is the sixth fastest in Butler history and was a season best for her. Allie Dvorchak followed closely behind in 45th and swam a lifetime best 2:17.31. Adrianna Kuhl also swam a lifetime best 2:26.44 in the event. Rosalie Fidanze and Milly Sauber finished in 49th and 50th place, respectively. Fidanze’s 2:19.95 was a lifetime best, as was Sauber’s 2:21.26. Maggie Wright rounded out the lifetime bests in that event with a 2:20.20.
Daley, Scotti, Lambrecht, Wagner, Kuhl, Rachel Soberman, Abby Gibbons and Cecilia Rose all swam personal bests in the 50 freestyle, with Daley finishing 42nd and recording the fifth best time in Butler history. Scotti and Lambrecht tied for sixth place in Butler history with a time of 25.02, good for 46th at the meet. Wagner’s 25.32 was good for 10th in Butler history and 54th at the meet. Soberman posted a lifetime best 25.49 and finished 57th, and Gibbons posted a 26.15 for a 61st place finish. Rose and Kuhl rounded out the Bulldog finishers in 66th and 68th, respectively. Both recorded personal bests.
The third day of competition ends tonight and the conference championships run through Saturday evening.