The University of Minnesota earned another two wins in the second day of the Speedo Championship Series on Thursday, held at the University Aquatic Center.
Minnesota opened the second day with complete domination in the 200 freestyle event with seven of eight spots going to swimmers with Gopher ties. Marissa Davies won the event in a time meet-record and Open qualifying time. After clocking a prelim time of 2:04.93, Davies shaved off three seconds in the finals with a time of 2:01.93. She just edged out former Gopher Stacy Busack in 2:01.97, while Ashley Steenvoorden was third in 2:02.01. Kristen Steenvoorden followed in fourth (2:02.92), followed by Megan Braun in fifth (2:03.42). Incoming Gopher freshman Lauren Weis placed seventh (2:04.94), while Courtney Veerman rounded out the championship final finishing in 2:04.95.
Kaylee Jamison led the Minnesota contingent in the 400 individual medley with a fourth-place finish in 4:59.82. Castina Wabeke added a second-place showing in the 100 back. Wabeke touched the wall in an Open qualifying time of 1:03.65, but Rachel Bootsma earned a meet record with a first-place time of 1:01.23.
The Gophers' 400 free relay dominated their competition as they cruised to a win. Stacy Busack, Marissa Davies, Megan Braun and Meagan Radecke established a meet record time and Open qualifying time of 3:47.44. The Gophers' closest competition came against the AquaJets swim team, which finished second in 3:53.24.
Action continues tomorrow at the Aquatic Center.