Swimming competes in weekend doubleheader

The Butler swim team had a busy weekend, competing in two meets on back-to-back days.

The Bulldogs faced crosstown rival Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and intrastate rival Valparaiso last Friday at IUPUI Natatorium.

The Jaguars of IUPUI won the meet with 182 points, followed by the Crusaders with 165 points and the Bulldogs with 97 points.

Butler freshman Hailey Jensen placed first in the 200-yard individual medley. Sophomore Amanda Wagner took third place in the race with a time of 2:26.41.

Sophomore Elizabeth Miller finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle at 11:05.40. The time was the fastest of the season for Miller and is one of the best ever performances in the event for a Butler swimmer.

Three Butler swimmers posted career-best times at Friday’s meet.

Sophomore Emma Green finished third in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:14.93.

Sophomore Adrianna Kuhl earned a personal-best time in the 200-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 2:10.

Freshman Lindsay McDonald swam a career-best time in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 6:02.

Green placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly, attaining a Big East A-standard time with 1:02.52, meaning she qualifies to compete in the event at the conference championships later this season.

Sophomore Serena Daley nearly met the qualifying time in the 100-yard freestyle, swimming a time of 56.64.

Butler hosted Big East Conference-opponent Providence in a dual meet at Warren Central High School Saturday.

The Friars won the meet with a score of 172. The Bulldogs finished with 89 points.

The Bulldogs swept the top three positions in the 100-yard butterfly.

Junior Megan Boebinger won the event in 1:01.96 followed by freshman Audrey Gosnell and Green with times of 1:02.87 and 1:03.18, respectively.

Butler’s relay team, composed of Gosnell, Wagner, senior Kaitie Ring and freshman Claire Butkus, won the 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:53.89.

Gosnell also took second place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.63.

Freshman Genevieve Pena was victorious in the 200-yard butterfly, taking first with a time of 2:17.70.

Boebinger placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:01.96.

Butler will compete against Big East rival Xavier in a meet this Saturday at 1 p.m. in Cincinnati.

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