Badgers finish strong at World Championship trials


Drew teDuits

June 30, 2013

Meet Results

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Select members of the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s swimming and diving squad continued to impress, posting numerous lifetime best and top-10 times during the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship trials, which concluded Saturday.

All four Badgers in contention for spots on the U.S. National Team posted lifetime best times in their final events on Saturday, while also finishing within the top-10 of their respective races.

Sophomores Ivy Martin and Drew teDuits each posted top-10 times and catapulted in the world rankings. Martin concluded her time in Indianapolis with a seventh-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle race (25.20). The Madison native now ranks 32nd in the world in the event and was one of two competitors under the age of 20 who finished in the top-10.

teDuits also finished in seventh-place in his specialty, the 100-meter backstroke (54.27), as he went toe-to-toe with some of the world’s most prolific swimmers in that event and ended his time at the trials with a lifetime-best performance. teDuits’ time puts him among the world’s top-30 100-meter backstrokers, which bodes well for his final two years in Madison.

Ashley Wanland and Michael Weiss, a pair of former Badgers competing at the U.S. World Championship trials, also finished with strong showings in their respective events. Wanland competed in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:09.02), posting a lifetime-best time and finishing seventh, while Weiss posted a top-10 time in the 400-meter freestyle race (3:52.97).

All four Badgers will be in competition during the 2013 U.S. Open, which is slated to begin August 6, in Irvine, Calif.


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