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Meyer earns another auto bid, team adds four consideration times


AUSTIN, Texas - Less than 12 hours after senior Maggie Meyer broke the school record and picked up an automatic qualifying time as the leadoff of the 400-yard medley relay, she earned another auto bid in the 100-yard backstroke during Friday morning's prelims.

Meyer, who swam the equivalent of the 100 back as the lead leg last night in 51.66, posted a time of 52.44 en route to winning her heat and earning the top seed for Friday night's finals.

In addition to Meyer's 'A' time, four Badgers picked up 'B' times as well during the morning session. In all, the Badgers will have 40 participants in the finals, including seven that are set to compete in the 'A' finals.

Joining Meyer in the 'A' finals of the 100 back is junior Amie Osten. She earned a consideration time by taking second in her heat with a showing of 54.20.

Also earning spots in the 'A' finals were Monika Stitski for the 400-yard IM and Ashley Wanland for the 100-yard breaststroke. Stitski posted a time of 4:19.90, while Wanland swam the seventh-fastest time in the country this year with a mark of 1:00.37.

On the men's side, UW will have three competitors in the 'A' finals for the 400-yard IM as Dan Lester, Sam Rowan and Michael Weiss all finished among the top eight. Lester posted a 'B' time of 3:48.09, while Rowan came in at 3:56.15 and Weiss at 3:57.27.

Friday's finals begin at 6 p.m. and live video will be provided by TexasSports.com. Check back to UWBadgers.com Friday night for complete results.