Dec. 2, 2011
• Thursday Results | Friday Results
MADISON, Wis. – Day two of the Texas Invitational saw strong performances for the Badgers, led by Ashley Wanland’s second-place finish in the 100-yard breast.
Wanland’s 1:00.18 finish in the 100 breast was one of the three individual NCAA B qualifying times that the Badgers posted on Friday.
Monika Stitski finished 11th with a time of 4:16.08 in the 400 IM, and Rebecka Palm (1:48.09) finished 14th in the 200 free, both posting NCAA B qualifying times in the process.
The Badgers also fared well in the 200 medley relay on both the men’s and women’s sides. The men’s ‘A’ team of Garrett Mulchrone, Tariq Miller, Dan Lester, and Wes Lagerhausen posted an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:29.57, good for a ninth place finish. Meanwhile, the women’s ‘A’ team of Ruby Martin, Wanland, Palm, and Beckie Thompson raced to a time of 1:39.27 for a sixth-place finish and another NCAA B qualifying time.
The Badgers continued their strong performance in the relays with the 800 free relay. The women’s ‘A’ team of Aja Van Hout, Rebecka Palm, Danielle Beckwith, and Laura Miller placed sixth with a time of 7:15.88, also good for an NCAA B qualifying time. The men matched a sixth-place finish of their own, as the ‘A’ team of Lagerhausen, Keegan Kampschroer, Tyler Hines, and Andrew Nielsen recorded a time of 6:44.73.
Amie Osten also captured an NCAA B qualifying time, swimming a 54.86 mark in the 100 back ‘C’ finals. Joining her was Palm, who bested her prelim time of 1:48.09 in the 200 free by swimming a 1:47.63 in the B finals for the 200 free.
The Badgers will aim to build off the strong performances from day two as they head into Saturday, as the Texas Invitational draws to a close.