Hoosiers Finish Busy Weekend of Swimming Competition
June 8, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - - Indiana swimmers closed out a busy weekend of competition on the final day of both the Mutual of Omaha Swimvitational in Omaha, Neb. and the Charlotte UltraSwim in Charlotte, N.C.
In Omaha, rising junior Kate Zubkova picked up her third second-place finish of the meet by earning the silver spot in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:11.68. Zubkova was also the second-place finisher in the 100-meter butterfly and the 100-meter backstroke.
Todd Patrick was first in the men's 200-meter individual medley preliminaries with a time of 2:02.85 but did not swim in the evening final.
Pat Penoyar took part in the 50-meter freestyle prelims, touching the wall in a time of 29.40. Amanda Smith swam the 200-meter individual medley where she finished 56th in a time of 2:27.14. Also competing on Sunday was John Kevin Koehler who closed out the meet with a 26th-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke (2:12.53).
Competing in Charlotte, Kurt Bassett took first in the 200-meter backstroke preliminaries with a time of 2;02.69, while Aaron Opell was eighth in the 200-meter individual medley prelims (2:07.46). A.J. Miller was 26th in the 200 IM (2:10.64), followed by Cody Weik (27th-2:10.85) and Justin Peterfish (103rd-2:19.96). In the women's 200-meter individual medley race, Allison Kay was 16th in the prelims with a time of 2:22.61.
The Hoosier swimmers have less than a month before the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, June 29-July 6 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. Zubkova has already earned a spot in Beijing as a member of the Ukrainian Olympic team.
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