Swimming: Butler defeats Rose Hulman

The Butler swim team took second place in a meet at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis on Saturday.

The Bulldogs placed ahead of Rose Hulman and behind host IUPUI.

Freshman Lauren Scotti won the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.00 a week after winning Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honors.

Strong performances were also turned in by sophomore Rosalie Fidanze and freshman Hannah Somerville, who both posted season-best times.

Fidanze had a second-place time of 1:10.42 in the 100 breastroke, while Somerville’s time of 2:21.21 in the 200 IM was also good for

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second place.

Somerville also posted a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke, finishing less than a second behind race-winner Scotti.

“I think we’re kind of in a transitional period of coming off some pretty hard training,” head coach Maurice Stewart said.

The Bulldogs’ next meet, the Horizon League Championships, will be their last of the season. The four-day event will be held Feb. 22-25 in Brown Deer, Wis.

“We’ll be doing a lot of training physically and mentally preparing for the championships,” Stewart said. “I feel we can have a solid performance.”

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