>SWIMMER MAY SUE U.S. GROUP
>By Bonnie DeSimone, Tribune Staff Writer
>Two months after U.S. Olympic swimmer Kristine Quance was
>disqualified from her best event on a minor technicality at the Olympic
>trials, she is apparently considering legal action to challenge the
>Family spokeswoman Sonja Brown told the Los Angeles Daily News
>last week that Quance is "weighing her options" and has retained a
>lawyer in Colorado Springs --headquarters for U.S. Swimming, the
>sport's national governing body--to advise her.
>Quance, who attends the University of Southern California, was
>disqualified for making an illegal turn while posting the top time in
>preliminaries of the 400-meter individual medley.
>Charlie Snyder, communications director for U.S. Swimming, said
>Quance got her hearing at the trials. "The rulebook says that all
>judgment calls can be appealed at the meet, and we even went
>beyond that," Snyder said. The head referee cannot overrule the turn
>judge, but in an additional gesture, he did ask the judge to review
>video of Quance's turn. The judge declined to reverse his decision.
>Quance went on to qualify for the Olympic team in the 100-meter
>***stroke and the 200 IM.
400y IM at NCAA's. I'd like to know what it was converted into
meters. Possibly a personal best?