Ashley Jones Qualifies for Final on Day Two of USA Swimming Championship
Aug. 1, 2007
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Ashley Jones (Joliet, Ill./Minooka Community) reached the finals of the 200 meter backstroke with a time of 2:14.12 on day two of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Championship being held at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Jones placed eighth in the prelims to qualify for tonight's final. Her time is also a qualifying mark for the 2008 Olympic Trials. She was joined in the 200 meter backstroke by Amy Harriman who placed 91st (2:24.25).
In the men's race, Ben Hesen (Jeffersonville, Ind./Jefferson) finished 28th with an Olympic Trials qualifying time of 2:04.67. John Koehler (Springfield, Ohio/Central Catholic) swam 2:07.34 in the race, finishing 59th.
Jessica Hill and Amilee Smith (Ellicot City, Md./Howard) competed in the 400 meter individual medley as Smith placed 57th (5:01.70) and Hill 79th (5:10.90).
The men's 100 meter freestyle saw T.P. Patrick (Chesterfield, Mo./Marquette) race to a time of 51.65 (57th), followed by Titus Knight (Austin, Texas/James Bowie) at 54.03 (111th).
In events late Tuesday night, Pat Penoyar (Shelton, Wash./Shelton/Washington) took fourth in the "C" final and 20th overall in the 200 meter breaststroke with a time of 2:18.19. Smith also swam in the "C" final on the women's side, placing 24th overall with a time of 2:37.83.
The men's 1500m freestyle went off with timed heats as Koehler placed 12th with a time of 15:40.16, an Olympic Trials qualifying time. Steffan Troxel (Jackson, Mo./Jackson) was 30th (15:52.78) and Alex Brunfeldt (Lawrence, Kan./Lawrence Free State) 46th (16:06.69).
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