Berens takes fifth place at Pan American Games
RIO de JANEIRO -- University of Texas rising sophomore Ricky Berens completed a successful run through the 100-meter butterfly competition by placing fifth in the event Wednesday at the 2007 Pan American Games at Parque Aquatico.
Berens (Charlotte, N.C.) topped the 53-second barrier for the first time by clocking 52.98 for fifth place, despite completing the event in lane eight. Brazil's Kaio Almeida captured the event in a meet-record time of 52.05.
Berens recently completed a stellar freshman season at Texas, as he earned three-All-America selections and twice was tabbed an honorable mention All-American.
Former UT All-American Christian Schurr added a sixth-place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke with a mark of 1:03.12.