Women’s Swimming Ends Full Weekend
IUPUI 182- Butler 97
Providence 172 – Butler 89
INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler swimming team competed in two meets this weekend. The Bulldogs swam against IUPUI and Valpo on Friday night and ended the weekend with a dual meet vs. BIG EAST foe Providence.
Elizabeth Miller posted her best time of the season in the 1000 freestyle clocking in at 11:05 to earn a second place finish on Friday. The time doubled as one of the best finishes in Butler history.
Three Bulldogs posted career best times on Friday as Emma Green finished the 200 backstroke in 2:14.93. She dropped two seconds from her old career-best time to finish third overall. Lindsay McDonald posted her career-best time in the 500 free, finishing in 6:02 and Adrianna Kuhl also posted a career-best in the 200 free clocking in at 2:10.
Audrey Gosnell and Megan Boebinger each competed in a new event for the first time over the weekend as Gosnell posted a time of 2:05.1 in the 200 free and Boebinger clocked in at 2:23.21 in the 200 Fly. Maggie Wright was also involved in the 200 Fly with a time of 2:23.66, a three second improvement from her time at the Indiana Intercollegiates.
Emma Green achieved a BIG EAST A standard time in the 100 fly with a fourth place finish. She touched the wall at 1:02.52. Serena Daley just missed the qualifying mark in the 100 free with a time of 56.64.
One of the best performances for Butler on Friday came in the 200 IM as Hailey Jensen earned a first place finish by using a great strategy. Jensen used underwater work and didn't' breathe for the last 12.5 yard of the race to touch out a Valpo swimmer for the win. Amanda Wagner was also involved in the 200 IM for Butler as she finished at 2:26.41.
"We swam well during the first half of the meet, but we didn't maintain our competitive intensity for the second half of the meet," Head Coach Maurice Steward said.
Butler went on to host Providence in a dual meet at Warren Central High School on Saturday. The team got a solid performance out of the 200 Medley Relay as Gosnell paced the unit with a 26.13 fly split allowing the team to win the event. Gosnell also earned a second place finish in the 50 free with a time of 25.65.
Butler's strongest event vs. the Friars came in the 100 Fly as the Bulldogs went 1-2-3 with the trio of Boebinger (1:01.96), Gosnell (1:02.8) and Green (1:03.1). Genevieve Pena also highlighted day two of competition with a season-best time of 2:17.70 in the 200 Fly.
Butler had three student-athletes compete in a variety of sprint swims with Helen Heimark in the 100 back (1:04.80), Amanda Wagner in the 100 Breast (1:12.02), and Claire Butkus in the 100 free (55.72).
Another top performer for Butler on Saturday was Hailey Jensen who shaved 30 seconds off her last 1650 Free time to clock in at 19:56.