Hoelzer Sets Meet Record At Southern California Grand Prix


Jan. 20, 2008

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Former Auburn swimmer Margaret Hoelzer broke her own meet record Saturday at the Toyota Southern California Grand Prix of Swimming, winning the 200 back in 1:52.40.

Hoelzer is one of four former Auburn swimmers competing in the four-day event in Long Beach, Calif.

The win was the second of the day for Hoelzer as she opened the evening finals with a win in the 100 Freestyle B Final, touching in at 49.90.

Also coming in with a pair of top finishes was former Tiger Doug Van Wie. He opened the night with a fourth-place finish in the 200 back (1:43.74) and capped it off with a sixth-place finish in the 500 free (4:24.92).

Finishing right behind Van Wie in the 500 free is Bahamas native Jeremy Knowles (4:30.05). Knowles also finished fifth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:46.56.

Rounding out the Auburn representation was Olympic gold-medalist Mark Gangloff. He finished fourth in the C Final, 20th overall, in the 100 free with at time of 45.52.

Action in the Southern California Grand Prix continues Sunday with the 200 free, 200 breast, 50 free, 400 IM and the 800 free relay. All events take place in the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.