November 6, 2007

Swimming Continues To Improve In Early Season Competition

Nov. 3, 2007

Complete Results

Carmel, Ind. - The Butler women's swimming team continued its early season competition on Saturday (Nov. 3), hosting Illinois State and Youngstown State at the Carmel High School pool. The Bulldogs saw vast improvements in their times over the weekend, with several lifetime best marks and one time cracking the top-10 in school history.

Leigh Weston improved on her already strong showing in the 200 breaststroke in the Bulldogs last meet, finishing second with a 2:31.12. Her time is also sixth-fastest time in school history. She also added a team-best fifth-place showing in the 200 IM, swimming to a 2:23.64.

Momo Wilson also chipped in strong times in the 200 breast and 200 IM, swimming the breaststroke in a season-best 2:36.88 and the IM in season-fast 2:29.02.

Elizabeth Shafer took the Butler lead in the middle distance freestyle events, notching team-best fifth-place showings in the 200 freestyle (2:03.60) and the 500 free (5:31.58). Both marks are season-best times.

Katie Krueger, meanwhile, was the top Bulldog sprinter on the day, finishing fifth in the 50 free with a 26.88 and sixth in the 100 free with a time of 59.76. Stephanie Moles followed up Krueger with a sixth-place showing in the 50, swimming the trip in a personal-best 27.06.

Sarah Lynne Gates continued to thrive in the backstroke events, swimming to a fifth-place showing in the 200 back with a season-best 2:18.37, and added seventh-place finish in the 200 free with a 2:05.36. She also swam the first 50-yard leg of the 200 free relay in 27.26.

Julie Elmore led the squad in the mile, completing the trek in 20:02.40, and notched the team's best time in the 200 fly with a 2:42.41, the top mark this season.

Kendall Wormley continued to improve in the 200 IM, tallying a season-best mark with a 2:36.76, while Brianne Owens improved on her season-fast 200 fly time with a 2:48.77.

"We came into this meet pretty tired from the last two weeks of hard training which had an impact on our performances today," head coach Maurice Stewart said following the meet. "However, I am pleased with where we are, as many of our returners are ahead of the curve from both a conditioning and performance standpoint from last season."

The Bulldogs return to action next weekend when they travel to Chicago for a quad meet with North Dakota, Milwaukee and host UIC at the UIC Natatorium on Saturday (Nov. 10) at 4:00 p.m. ET.