Swimming and diving nets 10 qualifying times in opening session

Session I Results

AUSTIN, Texas - The opening session at the Texas Invitational has been completed and the Badgers' swimming and diving teams posted 10 NCAA 'B' qualifying times while putting seven swimmers through to the 'A' finals later Thursday night.

Sophomore Dan Lester had the highlight of the day as he posted the second-fastest time of the year in the nation in the 100-yard butterfly, coming in with a mark of 46.70. The time was just .16 off of the school record set by Scott Rice in 2008. Lester also qualified individually for the 'A' final of the 200-yard IM.

The Badgers will have two athletes competing in the 'A' final of the 50-yard freestyle as Maggie Meyer and Beckie Thompson tied for second overall with a 22.53 mark, the fastest time posted by a UW swimmer this season.

Karlyn Hougan posted a season-best time of 54.00 in the 100-yard butterfly to make the 'A' final, while Laura Miller swam to a time of 2:01.43 to make the 'A' final of the 200 IM.

Also competing in an 'A' final tonight is Michael Weiss. He swam the seventh-fastest time in the 500-yard freestyle, coming in at 4:27.63.

Check back to UWBadgers.com later Thursday night for a complete recap of the day's events.
ON WISCONSIN