Kelly Pash, Olivia Bray Stake Out 200 Fly as Texas’s Event with Sterkel Classic Performance

Olivia Bray; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Kelly Pash, Olivia Bray Stake Out 200 Fly as Texas’s Event with Sterkel Classic Performance

Thanks to the performances of Kelly Pash and Olivia Bray on Saturday, the University of Texas owns the top three times in the nation in the 200 butterfly this year.

Pash won the race Saturday at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in 1:51.22, a best time and NCAA A cut. Second was Bray in 1:51.81, also a personal-best and auto qualifier for NCAAs. Those times are second and third in the nation this season, trailing only the 1:50.31 of teammate Emma Sticklen.

Pash moves into third in program history, Bray fifth.

The 400 IM was similarly quick, with three of the top 10 performances in program history. Angie Coe won it in 4:07.45, followed by Campbell Stoll in 4:08.85 and Sticklen in 4:09.94. Those times are fifth, sixth and ninth, respectively, in Longhorns history.

Pash also won the 100 fly in 50.40 seconds, her second-best college time and the 10th-best in program history. She went 47.72, and Bray 48.18, in a time trial of the 100 free.

Anna Elendt won the 200 breast in 2:06.19. It’s the third-fastest time in the NCAA this season.

Emma Kern won the 100 back in 51.52, the seventh-best performance in program history. She was second to Alicia Wilson (1:54.76) in the 200 back.

Ava Longi picked up a pair of wins. She went 48.45 to claim the 100 free, .15 seconds ahead of Emma Davidson. Longi’s time of 22.01 in the 50 sneaks her into the program’s top 10, in eighth.

Sticklen, Lydia Jacoby, Bray and Coe went 1:36.46 in the 200 medley relay. Sienna Schellenger, Jacoby, Stoll and Coe clocked in at 3:36.12 in the 400 medley relay. Jacoby didn’t swim an individual event, listed as a DNF in the 200 breast.

Erica Sullivan won the 1,650 free in 16:08.21. Erin Gemmell clocked her collegiate best at 1:59.44 in the 200 individual medley. (She has been 1:57.78 in high school.) Channing Hanley went 1:00.82 to win the 100 breast.

The men’s side of the meet was considerably more sedate. Coby Carozza set a best time in the 400 IM at 3:47.14. Camden Taylor came up with a pair of wins in best times, going 19.86 in the 50 free and 4:24.66 in the 500 free. He also split 19.12 off the anchor leg of a 200 free relay.

Sterling Crane won the 100 free in 43.88. Nate Germonprez clocked in at 47.03 in the 100 back.

On the women’s side, TCU’s Tania Quaglieri won the 200 free in 1:48.82. Rice’s Ava Hamblett went 4:59.07 to outkick Lexi Drap of TCU by less than a second in the 500 free.

TCU’s Luke Dimiceli won the 200 IM in 1:46.52, as did Piotr Sadlowski in the 200 fly in 1:47.01. Geremia Freri’s 1:37.89 was quickest in the 200 free. Guilherme Camossato won the 100 breast in 53.82.

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