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Wakeley Posts Qualifying Time in 100 Fly

August 2, 2011
|  Palo Alto, Calif.
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Liberty rising sophomore Bethany Wakeley swam a time trial in the 100-meter butterfly Tuesday at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

Liberty rising sophomore Bethany Wakeley opened the Lady Flames' participation at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships by swimming a time trial in the 100-meter butterfly Tuesday afternoon at Stanford University's Avery Aquatic Center.

Wakeley, Liberty's record holder in seven events, including the 100-yard butterfly, posted a time of 1:03.12 in Tuesday's 100-meter butterfly time trial. She qualified to compete in the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships, which will take place Dec. 1-3 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga. That meet would give her another chance to attain the 2012 USA Olympic Trials qualifying standard of 1:01.99.

Liberty's team of Wakeley, Sarah McCorkle, Emily Mudd and Brye Ravettine will compete in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay Wednesday evening. Earlier in the day, Mudd will contest a time trial in the 200-meter freestyle.