March 21, 2014
Rice junior Casey Clark closed out her first day of action at the NCAA Swimming Championships competing in two events Friday afternoon in Minneapolis, Minn.
Clark swam a 53.07 in the prelims of the 100-yard butterfly to finish 32nd among a field of 60 competitors. She did not qualify for the event finals to be held later this evening. Last November the Owl standout from Spring, Tex., set a new Rice record in the event with a time of 52.85.
Soon after the conclusion of the 100-butterfly, Clark turned right around and competed in the 200-freestyle. She posted a time of 1:49.15 to finish 49th in the prelims. Her season-best in the 200-free is the school record 1:45.69 that she registered while swimming the lead leg on the Owls' 800-free relay at the Texas Invitational.
Clark has one more race to swim at the NCAA Championships. She competes in the prelims of the 100-freestyle on Saturday.