June 30, 2012
Minnesota senior Haley Spencer finished seventh overall in the 200-meter breaststroke finals Saturday night with a time of 2:27.82, pacing the Gophers on the sixth day of the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.
Spencer advanced to the 200-meter breaststroke finals after placing eighth overall in the semifinals of the event Friday night with a program long course meter record time of 2:27.21.
Earlier in the day Saturday, recent graduate Ashley Steenvoorden was the Gophers' top finisher in Saturday's preliminaries, as she placed 14th overall in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:39.52.
Tomorrow morning's preliminary schedule includes the 50-meter freestyle, while the evening will include semifinals of the event, as well as the finals of the 200-meter backstroke and 800-meter freestyle.
Bacon, Siwicki Compete in National Events
The Gophers had representation and USA Diving and USA Swimming events over the weekend.
Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State
The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.
Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.