Adam Klein Qualifies To Represent The United States At The 2009 Rome World Championships
July 11, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Auburn sophomore Adam Klein placed second in Saturday's 200m breaststroke finals at the 2009 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. The Auburn 100y and 200y breast record holder touched in with a 2:10.39, placing second to American-record holder and former Tiger Eric Shanteau.
"That was a phenomenal performance from Adam Klein," said Auburn head swimming and diving coach Brett Hawke. "This was his first time on the big stage and he came through. Adam has a great future ahead of him. I'm incredibly proud to see him get the chance represent the United States at World Championships next month. This is the first big step in what will be a long and successful career."
Shanteau dropped American record times in both heats and finals. The Lilburn, Ga., native recorded times of 2:08.43 in prelims, following it up with a 2:08.01 showing in the championship final.
"I think this meet put Auburn swimming in the forefront of U.S. swimming," said Hawke. "We really came out and showcased the tradition that Auburn swimming has built over the years. I'm incredibly proud of all of our athletes here in Indianapolis, as well as the two we had swimming in Canada and Ava Ohlgren at the World University Games."
Auburn sophomore Caitlin Geary earned a spot on the official U.S. World Championships roster for her sixth-place finish in Saturday's 100m free finals, hitting the wall in 54.73. Geary's preliminary time of 54.60 showed a significant drop in time from her previous personal best time of 56.20.
"Caitlin Geary was the surprise of the meet," said Hawke. "I didn't expect her to drop that much time. For her to pull that off and make it to Rome is a huge step for her."
Also competing in the 100m free finals was Auburn junior Melissa Marik, placing 15th with a 56.07.
Auburn junior Maggie Bird placed sixth in the women's 800m freestyle finals, touching in at 8:42.96. The Muncie Ind. native took six-and-a-half seconds off of her personal best in prelims, recording a new top-time of 8:36.64.
Auburn senior Abby MacGregor and freshman Micah Lawrence won both the consolation and bonus finals, respectively, for the women's 200m breaststroke. MacGregor hit a new personal best time of 2:29.04 while Lawrence also hit ne new top-time of 2:29.72.
Freshman Max Murphy placed 20th in the men's 200m backstroke finals, hitting the wall in 2:04.14.
2009 Essais Mondiaux Canadian Trials
Auburn incoming freshman Stephanie Horner placed third in the women's 200 IM at the 2009 Essais Mondiaux Canadian Trials in Montreal. The 2008 Olympian touched in at 2:14.72, good enough for a FINA A cut, but just shy of the No. 2 spot needed to qualify for the Canadian World Championship squad.
Complete results for the ConocoPhillips National Championships may be accessed via www.omegatiming.com, while streaming video is also available at www.universalsports.com. Complete results for the Essais Mondiaux Canadian Trials can be located at www.swimming.ca.
1. Alyssa Anderson 800 Free Relay
2. Hayley Anderson 800 Free
3. Elizabeth Beisel 400 IM, 200 back
4. Emily Brunamen- 5K, 10K
5. Kasey Carlson, 100 breast
6. Mary Descenza, 200 Fly
7. Kate Dwelley 400 Free Relay
8. Caitlin Geary, 400 Free Relay
9. Eva Fabian- 10K, 25K
10. Emily Hanson- 5K, 25K
11. Keri Hehn 200 breast
12. Kathleen Hersey, 200 Fly
13. Ariana Kukors 200 IM, 800 Free Relay
14. Dagny Knutson, 800 Free Relay
15. Christine Magnuson, 100 Fly, 400 Free Relay
16. Hayley McGregory 100 Back
17. Lacey Nymeyer 800 Free Relay
18. Elizabeth Pelton, 100 & 200 Back
19. Allison Schmitt 200 & 400 Free
20. Julia Smit- 200 & 400 IM, 400 Free Relay
21. Rebecca Soni, 100 & 200 Breast
22. Chloe Sutton, 400 & 800 Free
23. Dara Torres 50 Free
24. Dana Vollmer 100 Fly, 100 & 200 Free
25. Amanda Weir, 50 & 100 Free
1. Nathan Adrian 50 Free, 100 Free
2. Ricky Berens 400 &800 Free Relay
3. Tyler Clary 400 IM, 200 Fly
4. Fran Crippen- 5K, 10K
5. Mark Gangloff, 100 Breast
6. Andrew Gemmell- 5K, 10K
7. Matt Grevers 100 Back
8. Adam Klein 200 Breast
9. Cullen Jones, 50 Free
10. Ryan Lochte, 200, 400 IM, 200 Back
11. Dan Madwed- 400 Free
12. Tyler McGill -100 Fly
13. Alex Meyer- 25K
14. Brennan Morris- 1500 Free
15. Michael Phelps- 100, 200 Fly, 200 Free
16. Aaron Peirsol- 100 & 200 Back
17. Sean Ryan- 25K
18. Eric Shanteau - 100 Breast, 200 IM
19. Davis Tarwater, 800 Free Relay
20. Peter Vanderkaay, 400 free
21. David Walters 100 & 200 Free
22. Garrett Weber- Gale, 400 Free Relay
23. Jackson Wilcox- 1500 Free
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