Janet Evans Invitational Starts Thursday
July 10, 2000
Three World plus Two American Record Holders Head Field
World record holders Lenny Krayzelburg, Penny Heyns and Tom Malchow plus
American record holders Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres will lead an
international cast into the 2000 edition of the Janet Evans Invitational
starting Thursday evening (5:00 PM) at the USC McDonalds Swim Stadium.
Over 800 swimmers from the US, Canada, Korea, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru,
Venezuela, Mexico, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa,
Croatia and Hungary will compete in an Olympic tune-up which starts with
the 800 meter freestyles Thursday evening followed by three days of
trials/finals Friday through Sunday.
The competition Thursday evening should be a good preview of the meets
quality when Kaitlin Sandeno takes on Olympians Claudia Poll and Joanne
Malar in the womens 800 freestyle. Meet record holder and defending
champion Ryk Neethling will be challenged by Nat Lewis and Erik Vendt in
the mens event. Fridays events start with the 100 free where four of
the top eight entered women are past American Olympians (Jenny Thompson,
Dara Torres, Amy VanDyken and Catherine Fox). The mens 200 backstroke
presents its now usual stellar cast led by Lenny Krayzelburg and joined
by Aaron Peirsol, Leonardo Costa (Brazil), Gordan Kozulj (Croatia) and
Brad Bridgewater plus top Canadians Chris Renaud, Greg Hamm and Mark
Versfeld. The mens 400 freestyle finds defending champ Neethling seeded
fourth behind Rick Say (Canada), Chad Carvin and Mark Johnson (Canada).
Saturdays events start with the 200 meter freestyle where the womens
event offers promise of cracking the two minute wall by multiple
entrants from top seed Lindsay Benko through Thompson, Ellie
Stonebraker, Torres, Jessica Deglau and Claudia Poll. Penny Heyns, who
broke world records on four consecutive swims at last years meet, first
hits the water in the 200 meter ***stroke where she will be
challenged by Christin Petelski (Canada), Kristen Caverly, Kristy
Cameron (Canada), Amanda Beard and Eli Overton. The womens 400 IM
offers another strong field with Canadian Olympian Joanne Malar seeded
first but Kaitlin Sandeno and Kristine Quance-Julian are in strong
position to challenge her. The mens 200 free has three entrants under
the 1:50 mark, Rick Say, Bela Szabados and Mark Johnson plus three in
the low 1:50s, Chad Carvin, Mark Warkentin and Ryk Neethling. Sabir
Muhammed, Jason Lezak, Roland Schoeman and Nick Folker lead the mens 50
free field with sub 23 entries.
Sunday starts with the 100 meter butterfly headed on the womens side by
American record holder Jenny Thompson. The mens backstroke event
features Krayzelburg while World record holder Penny Heyns heads the
womens ***stroke field. The mens 1500 final could be one of the
finest contests of the meet as Chris Thompson, Tim Sciliano, Ryk
Neethling, Tyler Painter, Nat Lewis, Erik Vendt, Mark Leonard and Mark
Warkentin seeded as the top eight.
Larry, I found this at swiminfo.com.
The Janet Evans Invitational, presented by Speedo, is one of the largest U.S.
meets in the nation and is part of the Cadillac Challenge Swim Series.
Notice who it's presented by. Looks as though you are unknowingly promoting
> - Larry
They're everywhere. They're everywhere. Nowhere to hide. I need to get
myself a big "Boycott Speedo" T shirt and go positioning myself in front of
cameras the way that people hold up those John 3:23 signs at football games.
Only problem is that they don't televise swim meets.
Yeah, for sure. Maybe I'll make a sign or something. Burning the suit?
Obvious problems are (1) expense and (2) availability. But I could get around
those by just buring a pair of my old running tights, which, from a distance,
could pass as a Fastskin. But would I be violating a fire ordinance that would
get me kicked out before I saw Tam Malchow?
Now, there's the rub.
- Larry Weisenthal
Or the Greenpeace way? They take their own pictures and make their own
films, then find a way to air them.
9. Janet Evans?
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