Auburn Swimmers Continue Competition At The Missouri Grand Prix

AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM Mark Johnson
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM
Mark Johnson
AUBURNTIGERSDOTCOM

Feb. 18, 2007

AUBURN, Ala. - Current and former members of the Auburn men's and women's swimming teams continued competition Sunday at the Missouri Grand Prix in Columbia, Mo.

In the men's 50m free, Jakob Andkjaer was third in the A final in 22.81 seconds after posting the second-fastest time in the prelims (22.95). It was Andkjaer's second third-place finish in as many days after finishing third in the 100m A final Saturday.

Mark Johnson swam in the D final of the 400m IM, and posted a time of 4:31.49, which was faster than everyone but the top seven finishers in the A final. In the prelims of the 200m free, Pascal Wollach posted a time of 1:54.70, which ranked 15th, but he did not swim in the finals.

A pair of former Tigers excelled in the 200m breast, as Eric Shanteau won the A final by racing to a time of 2:13.03, while Mark Gangloff was third in 2:16.63.

Two former women's swimmers also had successful swims on Sunday. In the 200m free, Margaret Hoelzer was third in the A final with a time of 2:00.11, and she won the B final of the 50m free in 26.13 seconds. Jana Kolukanova finished fourth in the A final of the 50m free with a mark of 25.91.

Action at the Missouri Grand Prix will conclude on Monday.