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Owls Conclude Action Saturday At UT Invitational

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Erin Flanigan
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Dec. 7, 2013

The Rice swim closed out action at the University of Texas Invitational Sunday evening in Austin, Tex.

Junior Casey Clark reached the championship final of the 200-yard butterfly after posting a 1:58.02 in the morning prelims. Erin Flanigan was 23rd overall with a season-best 2:02.28 in prelims.

Flanigan also competed in a timed final of the mile. The Austin native registered a 16:48.78 to place 12th among a field of 21 entries.

Clark, Karina Wlostowska and Chelsea Fong all competed in the 100-freestyle. Clark tallied a season-best NCAA provisional time 49.49 in prelims before placing 15th overall. Wlostowska swam a 50.58 in prelims and went on to finish 23rd. Fong matched her season-best with a 50.94 that she posted a week ago at the UH Invitational.

Flanigan then joined that trio of sprinters in the 4x100-free relay. The group finished 12th with a time of 3:26.02, well back of the eye-opening 3:19.80 from a week ago.

Newcomer Shelly Patton was the Owls' lone entry in the the 200-backstroke. The sophomore transfer logged a season-best 2:00.17, the sixth-fastest time in school history.

The five-member 'skeleton swim crew' competed in only six events in the weekend meet. The Rice full Rice swim team returns to action after more than a full week of final exams. The Blue & Gray competes at Texas A&M in College Station on Dec. 20.

 

 

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