Feb. 22, 2008
Akron, Ohio - The Bulldogs swam to some of the fastest times in school history on the third day of the Horizon League Championships on Friday (Feb. 22), which were held at the University of Akron's Ocasek Natatorium.
Junior Sarah Lynne Gates and freshman Leigh Weston each tallied some of the swiftest marks in Butler swimming history, as did the 800 freestyle relay team of Elizabeth Shafer, Gates, Stephanie Moles and Momo Wilson.
Gates, who set the fourth-fastest 100 backstroke time last season with a swim of 1:02.31, trimmed nearly a second off the mark on Friday, completing the trip in 1:01.46 and falling just 1.6 seconds shy of the school record time of 59.93.
Weston, meanwhile, improved on her ninth-best 100 breaststroke time of 1:10.68 with a swim of 1:08.72 to boost her into fourth on the all-time list.
Additionally, the 800 freestyle relay team cut a full 20 seconds of its season-best mark, swimming to a time of 8:11.52 for the fifth-fastest swim in Butler history.
Shafer improved on her team-best time in the 200 free with a mark of 2:01.74, while Wilson topped her season-best mark in the 100 breast with a 1:10.74.
Butler also received strong showings in the 100 fly, with season-best times from Kendall Wormley (1:09.46), Anna Taylor (1:09.78) and Brianne Owens (1:10.98). Katie Krueger and Maria Keyler added season-best marks in the 100 back, swimming to times of 1:06.54 and 1:11.01, respectively.
The Horizon League Championships conclude on Saturday (Feb. 23) at the Ocasek Natatorium in Akron, Ohio.