December 4, 2013

Gauchos Head to Austin for Texas Invitational

AUSTIN, Texas – Four swimmers from UCSB will be competing in the Texas Invitational, kicking off on Thursday, December 5th. The three-day event will follow the same format as the Las Vegas Invitational, with preliminaries in the morning followed by finals in the evening.

Several elite swimming programs will be on hand at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. Host Texas University will be joined by USC, Arizona, BYU, Wisconsin, Penn State, Harvard, Oklahoma Baptist, and UCLA (women only).

For the men, senior Ryan Hanni and junior Wade Allen, a pair of sprint freestylers, will be representing the Gauchos. Competing for the women will be senior Andrea Ward and sophomore Katie Records.

Ward will be swimming in the 100 and 200 butterflies and the 50 and 200 freestyles. Records will swim the 200 individual medley and 100 and 200 breaststrokes.

ORDER OF EVENTS
Thursday, Dec. 5
10:00 a.m. (prelims)
100 butterfly
500 freestyle
200 IM
50 freestyle
15 minute break
200 freestyle relay

6:00 p.m. (finals)
200 freestyle relay
500 freestyle (women)
100 butterfly
500 freestyle (men)
200 IM
50 freestyle
15 minute break
400 medley relay (timed final)

Friday, Dec. 6
10:00 a.m. (prelims)
400 IM
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
15 minute break
200 medley relay

6:00 p.m. (finals)
200 medley relay
400 IM
200 freestyle
100 breaststroke
100 backstroke
15 minute break
800 freestyle relay

Saturday, Dec. 7
10:00 a.m. (prelims)
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
1,650 freestyle (heats swum fastest to slowest; fastest heat will contested at finals)

6:00 p.m. (finals)
1,650 freestyle (fastest heat, men's & women's)
200 backstroke
100 freestyle
200 breaststroke
200 butterfly
15 minute break
400 freestyle relay (timed final)