INDIANAPOLIS – The Bulldogs hosted a quad meet to kick-off the 2013-14 swimming season. Saint Louis, Wright State and BIG EAST foe Xavier all visited Fishers High School to participate in the competition.
Butler placed fourth in the quad meet, but several individuals performed well on Sunday. Freshman Claire Butkus had a nice debut for the Bulldogs taking second place in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 54.55 and also placing third in the 50 yard freestyle, clocking in at 25.38.
"I am pleased with the team's overall performance for the first meet of the season," Head Coach Maurice Stewart said. "The team spirit, energy, and competiveness was impressive and I am confident the team is heading in a good direction."
Emma Green represented Butler in the 200 yard backstroke by finishing in fifth place overall with a time of 2:16.38. She teamed up with Butkus, Sarah Gibbons and Genevieve Pena to earn a fourth place finish in the 400 yard freestyle relay.
Butler placed two teams in the other relay event taking seventh and ninth place in the 400 yard medley relay. Kaitie Ring, Amanda Wagner, Allie Dvorchak and Serena Daley finished seventh with a time of 4:18.63. The group of Emily McCutchan, Mary Cerajewski, Alexandra Smith, and Audrey Gosnell placed ninth (4:21.40).
Pena, Gibbons and Green all placed for BU in the 1000 yard freestyle. Pena led the trio with a sixth place finish (11:15.81). Gibbons and Green finished back-to-back with Gibbons in eighth (11:25.57) and Green was close behind at 11:27.90. Gibbons led the team in the 500 yard freestyle with a seventh place finish (5:27.87).
Women's Dual Meet Scores
Saint Louis 144.00 - 56.00 Butler University
WSU Swimming and Diving 141.00 - 69.00 Butler University
Xavier University 141.00 - 41.00 Butler University
Saint Louis 113.50 - 99.50 WSU Swimming and Diving
Saint Louis 109.00 - 91.00 Xavier University
WSU Swimming and Diving 108.00 - 102.00 Xavier University
A Cut Qualifiers
Claire Butkus – 50 Free, 100 Free
Emma Green – 200 Back
Audrey Gosnell – 50 Free, 100 Free