Luke Dobben and Sara Taege Compete for Washington U. on Day Three of NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Indianapolis, Ind., March 23, 2012 – Two Washington University in St. Louis freshmen just missed advancing to the finals of the 200-yard butterfly on the third day of the 2012 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday at the Indianapolis Natatorium.
Freshmen Luke Dobben and Sara Taege both finished in 18th place, two places shy of earning honorable mention All-America honors and spots in the consolation finals of the men’s and women’s 200 butterfly on Friday. Dobben finished 18th in the men’s race with a time of 1:51.83. Taege, who earned All-America honors in her first two events of the meet, finished just .02 of a second shy of her own school record to place 18th in the women’s 200 butterfly with a time of 2:07.23.
Entering the final day of competition, the Washington University women are in 19th place with 24 points, while the Washington U. men are tied for 45th with 3.5 points.
Dobben, junior Brendan Morin and freshman Zane Turpin will all be in action for Washington U. on the final day of competition on Saturday. Morin will compete in the 100 freestyle, while Dobben and Turpin will race in the men’s 1,650 freestyle. Trials for the final day’s events are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. (ET), with finals beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).