Swimming finishes fifth at Indiana Intercollegiates

The Butler swim team finished fifth out of seven schools in the Indiana Intercollegiates meet at Purdue Oct. 26.

Colleges with teams participating were Butler, Purdue, University of Indianapolis, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Wabash College, Evansville, Depauw and Valparaiso.

Purdue sent everyone else home with a loss, as the Boilermakers claimed victory with 715.5 points.

Evansville came in at second with 359 points.


Butler finished ahead of Valparaiso and Rose-Hulman by scoring 134.5 points.

Butler’s best single event finish came from freshman Claire Butkus. Butkus came in second in the 100 yard freestyle and earned 17 points for the Bulldogs.

Butkus’ times in the 100-yard freestyle and 200-yard freestyle placed her in the Bulldog record books.

Butkus’ time of 1:58.57 in the 200-yard was good enough for sixth-best all time. Her 53.77 time in the 100 yard put her at ninth-best all time.

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Abigail Gibbons, Serena Daley, Emma Green and Helen Heimark secured a fifth place finish for Butler. The unit clocked in  with a time of 1:45.12.

Other Butler notables included junior Megan Boebinger and freshman Audrey Gosnell who finished in 16th and 17th place out of 32 competitors in the 100 yard butterfly.

Butler’s next event will be at Indiana University  Purdue University Indianapolis on Nov. 8.

The Bulldogs’ first conference tilt is against Providence at Warren Central High School on Nov. 9.


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