Hesen Lowers American Record Again at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
July 5, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. - Ben Hesen lowered his own American record in the 50-meter backstroke by 1/100th of a second on day seven of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb.
Competing in another 100-meter backstroke time trial, Hesen clocked a time of 24.70 over the first 50 meters, bettering his own mark of 24.71 set just yesterday. That is the second-fastest time in the world this year, behind Liam Tancock's world record of 24.47 set in April.
Also competing under the Indiana banner on Saturday were Steffan Troxel and John Kevin Koehler in the 1,500-meter freestyle. Troxel finished 46th with a time of 15:51.15, while Koehler was right behind in 47th with a time of 15:51.44.
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