Tigers Complete Day One of USA Swimming Nationals

<B>Adam Klein</b>

Adam Klein

Aug. 3, 2011

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PALO ALTO, Calif. - Olivia Scott finished fifth in the women's 100-meter butterfly final to lead the Auburn contingent on the opening day of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships on Tuesday.

Scott, a rising sophomore from Aurora, Ill., went 58.94 in the championship final to place fifth overall and clock the second-fastest long-course time in the event in Auburn history. She qualified seventh in the morning preliminaries with a 59.52 to earn a spot in the championship final.

Four other Tigers competed in the 100 fly prelims as Lindsey Norberg (1:02.64), Emily Bos (1:03.32), Haley Krakoski (1:03.49) and Kelsey Winters (1:04.09) got their meet off to a good start.

Rising junior Katie Gardocki opened her week at the championships with a 19th-place finish in the 400 freestyle, posting a 4:16.88 to finish ninth in the consolation final and earn an Olympic Trials cut time. Her preliminary time of 4:14.05 earned her the 20th qualifying position for the evening's finals.

On the men's side, former Tiger and American record-holder Eric Shanteau finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.18, and 2011 senior Adam Klein took 23rd place with a 1:02.34, bettering his previous Olympic Trials qualifying mark of 1:02.46 from last year's nationals. Stuart Ferguson, a rising junior from Richmond, Va., had a time of 1:03.71 in the preliminaries, just missing the finals.

Other action included Lauren Norberg's 2:23.14 in the women's 200 individual medley and Zane Grothe clocking a 4:01.61 in the men's 400 free.

The second day of action gets underway at 11 a.m. CT (9 a.m. PT) with the men's and women's 200 free and 100 back and the men's 200 fly. Live video and results are available through usaswimming.org.