Hoosier Contingent Performs Well at Spring Championships
April 3, 2007
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. - Indiana junior Alec Haley, sophomore Justin Peterfish and student coach Kevin Swander all turned in impressive showings at the USA Swimming Spring Championships, which took place from March 27-31 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center.
Swander picked up the Hoosier contingent's best finish, as he took second overall in the 100-meter breaststroke on March 30. A 13-time All-American for Indiana during his career, Swander turned in a time of 1:03.78 to finish third in the heats of the 100m breast and earn a spot in the A-Final. Swander shaved nearly half a second off his time in the finals, touching in 1:03.30 for second place.
Haley and Peterfish both reached the finals in the 200-meter breaststroke on March 28. Haley turned in a time of 2:23.13 in the heats to earn a spot in the B-Final, while Peterfish swam to a 2:25.44 finish in the heats to clinch a swim in the C-Final. Haley dropped nearly a second in his final, touching in 2:22.34 for fourth, while Peterfish was even more impressive, trimming more than 2.5 seconds off his time to take third in his final in 2:22.88.
Haley also swam in the 400-meter individual medley on March 29, taking 28th in the heats with a time of 4:38.11. Peterfish joined Swander in the 100m breast on March 30, just missing a swim in the finals. Peterfish's time of 1:06.34 was good for 25th place in the heats, one position out of the last spot in the C-Final.
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