WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Butler swimming team recorded 134.5 points to place fifth at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet hosted by Purdue University over the weekend. The Boilermakers hosted Evansville, Indianapolis, DePauw, Valparaiso and Rose-Hulman at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center on Saturday.
Freshman Claire Butkus was the swimmer of the meet for Butler as she finished in second place in the 100 yard freestyle and 12th in the 200 yard freestyle. She achieved two BIG EAST Conference Championship A Qualifying Standards clocking in at 53.77 in the 100 freestyle and 1:58.57 in the 200.
Butkus also etched her name in the Butler record book as she now ranks sixth and ninth on the Butler Women's Swimming All-Time Top 10 list. Her 200 yard freestyle time moved her into sixth and the time of 53.77 in the 100 has her in ninth.
Senior team captain Kaitie Ring led Butler to a fifth place finish in the 200 yard medley relay on Saturday afternoon. Amanda Wagner, Audrey Gosnell and Butkus helped Butler clock in with a time of 1:52.85.
The 200 yard freestyle relay team of Emma Green, Abigail Gibbons, Serena Daley and Helen Heimark placed fifth for Butler as the unit finished with a time of 1:45.12.
Sarah Gibbons recorded a top-ten finish for Butler in the 500 freestyle by achieving a BIG EAST A Qualifying time of 5:24.81. She finished the race in eighth place overall.
Scoring Finishers (Top 16):
Emma Green (SO) (10th) 200 IM B cut - (14th) 100 Yard Butterfly B cut
Abby Cutler (FR) (11th) 500 Yard Freestyle B cut
Amanda Wagner (SO) (11th) 100 Yard Breaststroke A cut
Genevieve Pena (FR) (12th) 500 Yard Freestyle B cut
Mary Cerajewski (FR) (12th) 100 Yard Breaststroke B cut
Elizabeth Miller (SO) (13th) 200 IM
Helen Heimark (FR) (14th) 100 Yard Freestyle A cut
Audrey Gosnell (FR) (14th) 50 Freestyle A cut
Megan Boebinger (JR) (16th) 100 Yard Butterfly
Allie Dvorchak (SO) (16th) 500 Yard Freestyle B cut
1-Purdue University - 715.5
2-University of Evansville - 359
3-University of Indianapolis - 239.5
4-DePauw University - 185.5
5-Butler University - 134.5
6-Valparaiso University - 90
7-Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - 83