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.