Feb. 28, 2014
ATLANTA, Ga. - Junior Casey Clark won two individual events to pace the Rice swim team on the third day of the Conference USA Championship meet Friday evening in Atlanta, Ga. The Owls are now just one day away from claiming a second-straight C-USA title in swimming, and the program's third in the last four years.
Through Friday's third day of action at the four-day meet, Rice remained in first place with a total of 681 points. Florida International is second with 500 points while East Carolina is third (472) and Western Kentucky fourth (428). North Texas (389), Tulane (337), Florida Atlantic (290.5), Old Dominion (280) and Marshall (218.5) are the remaining teams in the championship meet.
Well-rested after not competing in any of Thursday's events, Clark was all-business Friday. The junior from Spring, Texas, won her second-straight C-USA individual title in the 100-butterfly and did so in a 1-2-3 Rice finish. Clark swam a 53.15 for first place with Marissa Konicke (54.04) and Chelsea Fong (54.46) taking second and third, respectively. All three marks were NCAA provisional qualifying times.
Clark returned in the very next event and led a Rice scoring spree in the 200-freestyle. She won the title with a 1:46.98 that was just off her school record she set last December. Erin Flanigan was fourth (1:48.22), Cora McKenzie finished sixth (1:49.03) and Karina Wlostowska was eighth (1:50.31) in the championship final.
That would be a full day of swimming for most, but Clark wasn't quite finished. She then swam the lead leg on the final event of the night, the 400-medley relay, where she and Rachel Moody, Konicke and Chelsea Fong touched first with a new school record time of 3:39.00.
Earlier in the meet senior Quincy Christian was third in the 400-individual medley with a 4:17.37. Her quest for an unprecedented fourth-consecutive individual titles in the event came up just short, but she and sophomore Shelbi Ragsdale (4th place 4:19.97) scored big in the team totals.
The meet concludes with two sessions on Saturday. Qualifying races are at 9 am and event finals begin at 5 pm (Central Time). The meet's full results are at the above link. The remaining meet schedule is as follows:
SAT., MARCH 1
Preliminaries - 9 am
1,650-Yard Freestyle Preliminaries & Finals
Diving Preliminaries - 1 pm
Platform (Men & Women)
Finals - 5 pm
Platform Diving (Women)
Platform Diving (Men)
400-Yard Freestyle Relay
Flanigan's 500-Freestyle Win Paces Rice at...
03/26/2015 - Erin Flanigan's win in the 500-freestyle highlighted the Rice swim team's performance at the 2015 CSCAA National Invitational in Rockwall, Texas.
Clark Posts Sub-50 100-Freestyle at NCAA Meet
03/21/2015 - Senior Casey Clark finished 54th in the nation in the 100-freestyle to close-out Rice's participation in the NCAA Swim Championship in Greensboro, ...
Swimmers Conclude Second Day at NCAA Championships
03/20/2015 - Rice wrapped-up Friday's second day of action at the NCAA Swim Championships finishing 29th in the 200-medley relay, while Casey Clark placed 25th ...
Clark Wraps-Up First Day at NCAAs
03/19/2015 - GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Casey Clark closed-out the Owls' lone entry on the opening day of the NCAA Swim Championships Thursday morning in Greensboro, N.C.
Swimmers Step Up To The Fast Lane
03/17/2015 - The Rice record-setting relay of Alicia Caldwell, Casey Clark, Marissa Konicke and Rachel Moody, are competing at the NCAA Championships this...
Flanigan Named To C-USA Swimming All-Academic Team
02/24/2015 - Rice's Erin Flanigan has been named to the 2015 Conference USA Swimming All-Academic Team, the league office announced on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
Swimmers Take Second At C-USA Championships
02/21/2015 - Senior Erin Flanigan won her third-straight Conference USA individual title in the mile to highlight the Owls' final day of action at the league...
02/20/2015 - Senior Casey Clark broke her own school record to win her third-straight Conference USA individual title in the 100-butterfly to highlight the Owls...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store