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2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three Wrap-up

By Bryan Flaherty

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three – Finals results

Rachael Burnett (West Virginia University/Potomac Marlins) finished sixth in a timed finals of the women's 800 freestyle in a time of 8 minutes 47.44 seconds.

Moving up one position, Jack Conger (RMSC) finished ninth in the “A” Final of the men's 200 backstroke (2:02.27).

In the women's 200 breaststroke, Jennifer Wilson (Northwestern University/Curl-Burke) was able to improve upon her morning swim by over two seconds, finishing in 16th place, with a time of 2:33.25. RMSC's Sarah Haase dropped several positions from her seed, finishing in 19th position, with a time of 2:35.48. George Mason's Ashley Danner (Mason Makos) touched fifth in the “C” Final in a time of 2:35.57, 25th overall.

Janet Hu finished 13th in the women's 200 butterfly (2:12.78).

Michael Flach (University of South Carolina/FISH) finished second in his heat of the men's 200 butterfly (2:02.01), improving on his morning swim by two seconds, finishing 22nd overall. Mark Sarman (Georgia Tech/Curl-Burke) finished in 30th place with a time of 2:05.94.

Make sure to catch the rebroadcast of the 2011 Winter Nationals finals on NBC, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three – Prelims

Swimmers were back in the water Saturday morning for the final day of preliminary qualifying at the 2011 Winter Nationals in Atlanta.

href=”http://reachforthewall.com/2011/12/04/2011-winter-nationals-day-three/jack-conger-resized-3/”>Jack Conger swimming backstroke (Courtesy of Bridget Conger)

Jack Conger swimming backstroke (Courtesy of Bridget Conger)

Conger (RMSC) reached his second “A” Final of the meet in the men's 200 backstroke in a time of 2 minutes 1.98 seconds.

After facing off in Friday night's 100 breaststroke finals, Haase (RMSC) and Wilson (Northwestern University/Curl-Burke) will meet each other in the “B” Final of the women's 200 breaststroke. Haase is seeded 16th with a time of 2:35.13. Wilson is right on her heels, seeded 17th, with a time of 2:35.50. Finishing 24th in prelims, Danner (George Mason University/Mason Makos) will appear in the “C” Final, with a time of 2:36.65.

Curl-Burke's Hu will appear in the “B” Final of the women's 200 butterfly (2:14.78) as the 13th seed.

Also making it back in the 200 butterfly, Flach (University of South Carolina/FISH) finished in 26th position with a time of a 2:04.38, as well as Sarman (Georgia Tech/Curl-Burke) in a time of 2:04.78, finishing in 30th position. They will swim Saturday night in the “C” Final.

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4 Responses to “2011 Winter Nationals: Day Three Wrap-up”

  1. Swim Coach says:

    Jennifer wilson not from Marlins

  2. Kim Langer says:

    Hi.. Glad to see you covering the Yorktown -FC meet. However, I think you have misidentified the FC swimmer. I believe that is Sydney Langer not Laura Schwartz.

  3. Swim Mom says:

    Why put the club names at all? That’s just advertisement. AND, some great swimmers/divers don’t swim/dive with year-round clubs.

  4. Bryan Flaherty says:

    I appreciate your input and I am aware that there are great swimmers who do not train with club teams. However, we include the club teams to recognize the excellent coaching that has helped those particular swimmers mentioned get to the national level. I don’t believe they would disagree with me giving their club teams and coaches credit.




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