Gauchos Wrap Up Texas Invite with Two School Records

Andrea Ward (By Wendy Allen)

AUSTIN, Texas - For the second straight day, senior Andrea Ward took down a school record. On the third and final day of the Texas Invitational Ward swam a blistering 1:56.11 in the preliminaries of the women's 200 butterfly, seeding her first in the finals and defeating her own previous school record by three seconds.

Ward finished in third place in the finals of the 200 butterfly, swimming a 1:56.79. Sophomore Katie Records swam to an eleventh seeding in the preliminaries at 2:13.64. In the finals, Records placed ninth, 2:13.52. All times were good enough for NCAA consideration.

"We only had four swimmers at this meet, all things considered with many other schools having over twenty swimmers here, we swam very well." head coach Gregg Wilson said.

Junior Wade Allen took down a school record in the men's 100 freestyle. By swimming a 43.26, Allen was 1/100th of a second faster than the previous record holder, Chris Peterson.  Senior Ryan Hanni finished in tenth place with a time of 43.65. Both times were given NCAA consideration.

The men will not be in action until the new year when they taken on Air Force at East LA College in Los Angeles on January 4th. The men and women will then take on the University of Nevada in a dual at Campus Pool on January 10.