Feb. 18, 2011
LOUISVILLE, Kent. - University of Connecticut sophomore Karim Zayed (Montreal, Que.) finished in third place in the 200-yard freestyle on Friday night as the BIG EAST Championships continued. Zayed posted a 1:37.62 in the fnial after he posted the sixth-fastest preliminary time earlier in the day at 1:38.67.
Freshman Katlin Kyle (Lithia, Fla.) qualified for finals on Friday in the 100-yard backstroke and posted an eighth place finish in 55.82 seconds. Kyle had the eighth best time in the preliminaires at 55.51 seconds. Sophomore Jordan Bowen (Lake Elmo, Minn.) was seventh in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:50.23.
Four other Huskies qualified for consolation finals on Friday night - sophomore Mary DeMarrais (Bernadsville, N.J.) finished third in the 400-yard IM in 4:23.57; junior Chelsea Peitz (Fenton, Mich.) finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.35 seconds; senior Alex Davidson (Pointe-Claire, Que.) was second in the 100-yard backstroke while sophomore Jeremy Ramshaw (Mississauga, Ont.) was seventh in 51.29; sophomore Kyungsoo Yoon (Toronot, Ont.) won the 100-yard butterfly in 49.22 while sophomore Joe Glowacki (Erie, Pa.) in the 100-yard butterfly; sophomore Kim Fleming (Mississauga, Ont.) was seventh in the 100-yard backstroke consolation in 57.07 seconds.
The men's team is currently in fifth place in the event, which concludes on Saturday, while the women are eighth.