Moody & McKenzie Win Event Titles Monday at National Swimming Invitational
Owls Shine at "Swimming NIT"
March 24, 2014
The first-year three-day meet, which has picked up the unofficial title of the "Swimming NIT," is open to all Division I provisional qualifiers who did not participate in the NCAA Championships last week. McKenzie posted her fastest time at Rice to win the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.92). Senior Karina Wlostowska was third in the race with a new Rice-best time of 1:49.78.
Moody then won the meet's next event, the 100-breaststroke, with a 1:01.41. The mark was just off her own Rice record (1:01.16) she set earlier this year.
Rice's other top finishers from the other events held Monday include a second and third place finish in the 400-individual medley by Lauren FitzGerald (4:22.19) and Shelbi Ragsdale (4:23.33). The Owls placed second in both of the day's relay events, with a 1:41.75 in the 200-medley and a 7:24.65 in the 800-freestyle.
The meet concludes Tuesday, March 25, with morning preliminary races followed by evening finals.