The Butler University team will be adding two more to their roster next season, as Sadie Texer and Olivia Allen have both given verbal commitments to join the women next fall. Allen is a swimmer for the Marlins of Raleigh, and will make the move to Butler after graduating from Cardinal Gibbons High School. Texer, on the other hand, competes with the Catawba Valley Swim Club, and will graduate from University Christian High School.
Allen is a versatile swimmer who will bring depths in the fly, breast, and IM races for Butler. Last season, she qualified to compete at the North Carolina 4A State Championships in the 100 breast, where she placed 18th. She was also a 2-time finalist at 4A states in 2015, placing 8th in the 100 breast and 200 IM.
“I chose Butler because of the outstanding academics and my connection with the team and coaching staff. I am excited about the program and look forward to swimming with a great group of women in the Big East. Go Dawgs!”
Allen’s Top Times:
- 200 fly- 2:06.76
- 100 breast- 1:06.03
- 200 breast- 2:22.63
- 200 IM- 2:08.01
- 400 IM- 4:29.59
Allen should be an immediate asset for the Bulldogs at the Big East Championships. With her best times in the 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM, she’s already fast enough to have made the championship final at the 2016 Big East meet. Additionally, her 100 breast tgime is fast enough to have scored in the B-final.
Texer is primarily a sprint freestyle/butterflier, so her main contributions will likely come in the 50 and 100 freestyles, as well as the 100 or 200 butterfly. Last season, she qualified to swim several events at the 2016 North Carolina Senior State Championships. At that meet, she turned in a new personal best 1:01.98 in the 100 fly.
Texer’s Top Times:
- 50 free- 26.73
- 100 free- 57.84
- 200 free- 2:03.57
- 100 fly- 1:01.98
- 200 fly- 2:15.08
- 200 IM- 2:18.45
At Butler, Texer will join a training group that includes Victoria Horton and Rachel Robb, who both placed in the top 25 of the 50 free at the 2016 Big East Championships. In addition, she’ll have Megan Rush as a training partner, who placed 25th at conference in the 100 fly as a freshman last season.
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