UCSB Wraps Up at the University of Texas Invitational

Dec. 2, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas - UCSB women held on to eighth place and the men dropped back to ninth for the third and last day of the University of Texas Invitational at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. Senior Pat Cary broke his own school record in the 200 fly and sophomore Kaitlin Freeman and senior Jen Schwalb both came very close to breaking their own school records as well.

Cary swam the school record breaking 200 fly in a time of 1:44.22, an automatic NCAA consideration time. Freeman swam the 200 breast in a time of 2:17.84 an NCAA consideration time, her school record is a 2:17.35. Senior Jen Schwalb took fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 2:00.49, an NCAA consideration time and just tenths of a second away from her own school record in that event.

Teammate Erin Yamamoto took 16th in the 200 fly with a time of 2:04.51. Chris Wiggin and Daniel McClary took 22nd and 23rd in that same event with times of 1:52.16 and 1:52.27, respectively. Chris Good took 14th in the 200 back, 1:48.66, a Senior National time. Brooks Felton closed out the meet in the distance events with the 1650 taking 13th and finishing with a time of 15:57.41. Nadia Dwidar shaved more than a second off her season best time in the 100 free, 51.58 taking 28th place overall. The men's 400 free relay took seventh, Vogelgesang, Matsumoto, Cary and Sullivan swam it in 3:00.81, a Senior National time standard. The women scored 10th in that event, DeMeulenaere, Lathers, May and Dwidar came in at 3:25.38, a Senior National Time as well.

Both the men's and women's teams will head home for finals and then be back on the road to Las Vegas on December 16, 2006 to swim at UNLV Winter Invitational.