Women's Swimming and Diving lands three top-five finishes at American Short Course Championships
AUSTIN, Texas -- UT sophomore Alison Soelter's second-place swim in the 200-yard breaststroke highlighted the third and final day of competition for the 11th-ranked Longhorns Saturday evening at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.
Soelter (Ulysses, Kan.) took second in the event in 2 minutes, 15.07 seconds, a mark that may qualify her competition at next month's NCAA Championships.
Sophomore Jacqueline Martin-Lacey (Nashville, Tenn.) recorded a career-best mark of 2:00.13 in the 200 butterfly to take top honors in the morning preliminary round before placing third in the finals in 2:01.25. Like Soelter, Martin-Lacey also improved her chances of receiving a NCAA bid.
Junior Macie Garrett (Nashville, Tenn.) took fourth in the 1,650 freestyle in 16:46.36, and Kate Ziegler made a run for her American record in the event before falling just shy. Ziegler's first-place time of 15:40.71 just missed Janet Evans' pool mark of 15:39.14 after swimming at an American-record pace through the majority of the race. Ziegler holds the American record at 15:37.17.
Sophomore Rebecca Orr (Austin, Texas) added a seventh-place finish in the 200 backstroke in 2:01.72. Former Longhorn All-American Elizabeth Wycliffe placed third in 1:55.46.
Another former Longhorn All-American, Tanica Jamison, captured the 100 freestyle in 49.66.