Saturday's morning session sees Badgers earn five 'B' times

Results  |  Saturday night's finals (video)

AUSTIN, Texas - On the morning of the final day of competition at the Texas Invitational, the Wisconsin men's and women's swimming and diving teams captured five more NCAA 'B' consideration times.

In addition, six Badgers earned a spot in Saturday night's 'A' finals, while 36 total swimmers advanced to the finals in their respective events.

Senior Maggie Meyer, having already set the school record in the 100-yard backstroke this weekend, broke the school's mark in the 200-yard backstroke on Saturday morning. Her time of 1:54.39 goes down as the fastest time of the day and tops the old UW record of 1:54.95, which Meyer set at the NCAA Championships last season.

Meyer was one of two swimmers to pick up an NCAA consideration time and a spot in the 'A' finals in the 100-yard freestyle. Both Meyer and Beckie Thompson each won their heats, doing so in times of 49.08 and 49.39, respectively.

Junior Ashley Wanland earned a spot in the 'A' finals for the second night in a row as she earned a 'B' time of 2:12.42, the fourth-fastest time swam in the 200-yard breaststroke.

On the men's side, Dan Lester and Marcus Guttmann both punched their tickets to the 'A' finals in the 200-yard butterfly. Lester picked up a 'B' time with a 1:44.12 showing, while Guttmann came in at 1:49.64.

Saturday night will feature three Badgers in the 1650-yard freestyle event, though all earned a spot in the finals and did not compete in the preliminaries on Saturday morning. Danielle Beckwith is set to compete for the women's team, while Guttmann and Tyler Hines are up for the men.

One relay race is on the docket for the finals, as the 400-yard freestyle relay will close out the Texas Invitational.

The finals start at 6 p.m. with live stats and video available through TexasSports.com. Check back to UWBadgers.com for complete results.
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