Day 2- US Open Finals Recap

Day 2- US Open Finals Recap

Post by Josh Jeffre » Mon, 09 Dec 1996 04:00:00

The first event of the night saw Hyman and Oberstar go at it again,
this time in the 100 back. Hyman was over 5-tenths ahead at the 50, and
faltered in the final stretch with Oberstar in at 59.47, and Hyman in
59.64, both under the US Open and meet records. Fun fact--Did you know
that Angel Martino's world record in the sc 100 back was faster than
the recently broken Liu Limin 100 fly record? Martino swam a 58.50 for
the 100 back, and Limin swam a 58.68 for the 100 fly record. Wonder why
Martino never swam the LC 100 back?? The men's 100 back wasn't as close
with Lenny Krayzelburg touching in nearly a second ahead of Brad
Bridgewater, 53.61 to 54.51. The women's 200 free saw the nail biter of
the night, with Lindsay Farella touching 2-hundredths ahead of Jessica
Foschi for the win, 2:00.25 to 2:00.27. Kristine Quance fell to third
in 2:01.06, after leading through the 100. The men's 200 Free gave 1996
NCAA champion Bela Szabados a US Open win, with a 1:47.47, a US open
meet record. Ugur Taner, best known for his 200 fly, placed second, 3
hundredths over the old meet record, in 1:48.86. The women's 100 fly
was probably the most awaited race of the entire meet. Preliminaries
seemed the same as any event with Hyman entered. Hyman first, Oberstar
second. In finals however, another name was added to the mix..Michala
Kwasny. Hyman finished the race in 58.69, exactly 1-hundredth over the
former world record held by China's Liu Limin, but as everyone knows,
Misty is the new world record holder in the sc 100 fly with her effort
of 58.29 at the Canadian Open Championships last week. In second was
Michala Kwasny, at 1:00.72, and it was Oberstar who took third in
1:00.90. All three were under the US Open and meet record. Tonight's
200 fly should be exciting! Misty was second in prelims to Martina
Moracova in 2:10.35. In the men's 100 fly, David Chan won in 54.73, Ben
Anderson was second in 55.02. The women's 400 IM had Kristine Quance
written all over it, and she finished 7 seconds ahead of her next
competitor. A US open meet record in 4:37.14 to...you guessed it...
Michala Kwasny's 4:44.13. In the men's 400 IM, Dolan took over, but not
by so overwhelming a margin, Sean Maxwell was second, the times were
4:18.14, and 4:19.01 respectively. Both USC and SMU shattered the meet
record in the women's 400 medley relay, with USC pulling out the win,
4:07.95 to 4:08.47, the old meet record was 4:12.24. The men's 400
medley relay was also a winner for USC as they beat Texas A&M by 5
seconds, 3:41.79 to 3:46.71. Keep tuned for tonight's recap!!

Josh

Results from day 2 finals

W 100 Back
1. Oberstar- 59.47 <us open and meet record>
2. Hyman- 59.64 <also under us open and meet record>
3. Shelly Ripple- 1:01.34

M 100 Back
1. Krayzelburg- 53.61
2. Bridgewater- 54.51
3. Brian Retterer- 55.25

F 200 Free
1. Lindsay Farella- 2:00.25
2. Foschi- 2:00.27
3. Quance- 2:01.06

M 200 Free
1. Bela Szabados- 1:47.47 <meet record>
2. Taner- 1:48.86
3. Josh Davis- 1:49.94

W 100 Fly
1. Hyman- 58.69 <us open and meet record>
2. Kwasny- 1:00.72 <under meet record>
3. Oberstar- 1:00.90 <under meet record>

M 100 Fly
1. David Chan- 54.73
2. Ben Anderson- 55.02
3. Taner- 55.04

W 400 IM
1. Quance- 4:37.14 <meet record>
2. Kwasny- 4:44.13
3. Amy Migawa- 4:44.28

M 400 IM
1. Dolan- 4:18.14
2. Maxwell- 4:19.01
3. Peter Florczyk- 4:20.45

W 400 MR
1. USC- 4:07.95 <meet record>
2. SMU- 4:08.47 <under meet record>
3. Manta Swim Club- 4:17.46

M 400 MR
1. USC- 3:41.79
2. Texas A&M University- 3:46.71
3. Penn State University- 3:49.19

----Josh----