March 20, 2009
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Junior Michaela Ahlin set a school record in her prelim swim in the 100 butterfly Friday at the NCAA Championships. Ahlin's time of 53.40 earned her a 36th overall finish, missing the B Final qualifying time of 52.58 by less than a second. The cut time for the A Final was 52.09. Amanda Sims of California has earned the top spot after prelims today.
Senior Elyse Peterson finished 31st overall in her first swim at the championships, the 100 breaststroke. Peterson finished with a time of 1:01.31, 39 hundredths of a second off of her WSU record time of 1:00.92. The cut for the B Final was 1:00.36 while the qualifying time for the A Final was 59.75. After today's preliminary rounds, USC's Rebecca Soni is currently sitting in first-place.
Sophomore Rugile Mileisyte finished 55th overall in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.93, five hundredths of a second off of her lifetime best. The cut time for the B Final was 52.85 with a 52.04 cut time for the A Final. Florida's Gemm Spofforth leads after preliminaries with a time of 51.45.