Women's swimming finishes second at invite

Badgers choose not to compete in finals

The Wisconsin women's swimming and diving team finished second at the Minnesota Invite after opting to sit out of the finals Sunday and compete only in the preliminaries Sunday morning. Wisconsin competed in the finals Friday and Saturday in the three-day event and finished with 880 points while winner Minnesota slipped by with 913 points.

Senior Carly Piper had a strong weekend, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:50.07, the 200 free in 1:50.43 and the 1,650 free in 16:37.26. She also teamed with junior Emily Carpenter, junior Anna Trinidad and sophomore Liz Klanderman to win the 800 free relay in 7:25.27.

Sophomore Susan Johnson also picked up numerous wins, taking the 100 butterfly in 55.09, the 100 backstroke in 56.35, the 200 medley relay (with junior Amalia Sarnecki, freshman Katie Imhoff-Smith and junior Sarah Hernandez) and the 200 freestyle relay (with Hernandez, freshman Jackie Vavrek and Trinidad). She also won the 200 backstroke in 2:00.46 Sunday.

Sarnecki also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:02.00 and Trinidad took the 400 individual medley in 4:22.05.

Junior diver Amanda Witte placed eighth in the platform board with a score of 303.75.

Men's team finishes third

The men's swimming and diving team finished in third place at the Minnesota Invite over the weekend, posting 522 points before leaving the meet early. Minnesota dominated with 1443.5 points while Purdue finished second with 1001 points.

Senior Adam Mania won the 200 individual medley in 1:51 and the 50 freestyle in 20.53 Friday. He also won the 100 backstroke in 48.26 while senior Tim Liebhold won the 400 individual medley in 3:58.83 Saturday.

The 400 medley relay team of freshman Tommy Gregory, freshman Will Weeks, freshman Nick Bennett and sophomore Scott Speer closed out Friday's portion of the competition with a first-place finish in 3:19.34.

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