Jan. 29, 2016
Quad Meet Results Day 1
Recap: John Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HOUSTON -- Sophomore Alicia Caldwell won the 100-yard backstroke to highlight the Rice swim team's opening night of action at the annual Quad Meet Friday across town at the University of Houston Rec Center Natatorium.
Caldwell placed first among a starting field of 17 entries with a time of 55.13. Last fall the international standout from Sydney, Australia, provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in the same event in the same U.H. pool with a season-best 54.43. Caldwell then returned later in the meet to finish sixth in the 50-freestyle (23.92) and anchor the Owls' 400-free relay that placed sixth with 3:30.47.
In the team scoring the Owls trail in each of the three separately-scored dual meets: LSU 144, Rice 39; Tulane 110, Rice 73; and meet host Houston 127, Rice 53.
Other finishers for Rice included freshman Marie-Claire Schillinger taking fourth in the 100-breaststroke (2:19.78). The Owls' distance duo of Hanna Huston and Anniina Ala-Seppälä were fourth and fifth in the 1000-free, respectively, with times of 10:09.29 and 10:11.64.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Swinney was fifth in the 200-individual medley (2:05.96) and Taylor Armstrong was seventh in the 200-freestyle (1:51.91). Owls also placed fifth in the 200-medley relay (1:44.72).
The second and final day of the Quad Meet is set for Saturday (Jan. 30). The first of eight swim events is scheduled to begin at 10 am at U.H.