Dec. 1, 2012
Erin Flanigan and senior Stephanie Wei both won individual events, but No. 1 ranked Texas A&M claimed a 168-94 dual meet victory over the Owls' swim team Saturday afternoon at the Rice Competition Pool in Houston.
Texas A&M won 12 of the 14 events Saturday, as well as set nine new pool records, to remain undefeated in meets this season. The Aggies are ranked by CollegeSwimming.com as the No. 1 women's team in the nation.
The Owls' top finishers were Wei and Flanigan, who claimed wins in the 200-yard backstroke and 500-freestyle, respectively. Flanigan swam a season-best 4:54.14 to touch first in the 500 by sixth-tenths of second, the fastest mark by an Owl in the team's home pool. The sophomore from Austin was also the Owls' top finisher in the 200-butterfly with a 2:03.92 to take third.
Wei was one of four Rice seniors making their final appearance in the home meet and went out in style with a victory in the 200-backstroke (2:04.77). The standout from Cupertino, Calif., held off an Aggie charge to win the race by 11 one-hundredths of a second.
Three different Owls posted two second place finishes each. Sophomore Casey Clark was second in the 100-butterfly (55.56) and 200-freestyle (1:50.90). Junior sprinter Chelsea Fong was second in the 50- (23.87) and 100-freestyle (52.31). Sophomore Madison Livingston went a steady 10:19.83 for second overall in her first-career attempt at the 1,000-free. She then came back with a 2:24.08 for a second place in the 200-breaststroke.
The dual meet was Rice's last before the University begins in Final Exams period for the fall semester. The Owl swimmers next return to action at the Incarnate Word University Invitational, a multi-team/multi-day meet in San Antonio on Dec. 15-17.
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