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.
Training Change Pays off for Waddell
The South Dakota native became Minnesota's third Big Ten Freshman of the Year after a prolific conference meet.
Gophers Fourth at B1G as Zhou, Waddell Honored
Minnesota placed fourth at the conference meet and claimed the Big Ten Diver of the Championships and Freshman of the Year awards.
Saturday B1G Prelims
Minnesota will have competitors in every "A" final of the conference meet's last session.