Dec. 5, 2003
Federal Way, WA - In the second day of action at the U.S. Open (long course), held at the Weyerhauser-King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, WA, the Bruins continued to their success. Leading the way was sophomore phenom Kim Vandenberg, who swam a personal long course meters best 1:00.53 in the 100m Fly. Vandenberg placed seventh with her Olympic Trials qualifying time.
Other Bruin finalists were seniors Kristen Lewis, Malin Svahnstrom and Naoko Watanabe. Lewis was 14th in the 100m Fly, swimming and Olympic Trials qualifying time of 1:02.34 (1:01.39Q). Svahnstrom, competing in the 200m Free, placed 11th in 2:03.28. And, Watanabe placed 24th in the 100m Back in 1:05.79.
Competing in the 200m Free preliminaries action this morning were freshman Jane Imagane (30th, 2:05.32), sophomore Liz Keating (103rd, 2:09.74), senior Jackie Lobdell (78th, 2:08.36), freshman Katie Nelson (51st, 2:06.75) and senior Sara Platzer (71st, 2:07.71). Senior Cathy Coler placed 102nd in the 100m Fly in 1:07.03
Also competing in the finals was Bruin All-American Beth Goodwin. Goodwin, representing Irvine Novaquatics, placed 11th in the 100m Fly in an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 1:01.49.
The U.S. Open will conclude tomorrow, December 6.