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.
Sophomore Kiera Janzen was close behind Steenvoorden, clocking a time of 8:44.69 to secure a 21st place finish in the event overall, while Lissa Tommerdahl finished in 9:06.04 to place 60th overall.
In the 200-meter backstroke, junior Tess Behrens was Minnesota's top swimmer, finishing 72nd overall with a time of 2:17.48. Katie Anton clocked a time of 2:18.56 to tie for 106th place.
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.