Trojan Swimmers Medal At World University Games

Aug. 29, 2001

Junior Jennifer Parmenter earned a pair of gold medals on USA relays and senior Mark Warkentin and just-graduated Ryosuke Imai each posted silver-medal performances to lead the Trojan contingent at the recently completed World University Games in Beijing China (Aug. 22-29).

Warkentin, who had four golds at the 1999 WUGs, earned a silver medal as part of the 800-meter freestyle relay and also swam to fourth in the 400-meter free in 3:55.96

Imai, USC's fastest breaststroker in school history and swimming for Japan, won a silver in the 100-meter breast in 1:02.25, a quarter of a second behind winner Lisogor Oleg (Ukraine). Imai was also 14th in the 200-meter breast (2:10.97).

Parmenter swam on the prelim units for the U.S. in both the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyles, helping the Americans qualify for the finals in both events, which they later won. She earned gold for both efforts.

Senior Tamas Kerekjarto, competing for Hungary, just missed out on medals in a pair of events, taking fourth in both the 200-meter IM (2:03.38) and the 400-meter IM (4:25.04).

Sophomore Jana Krohn took ninth in the 200-meter butterfly (2:14.54), just missing the cut for the finals in her event.

Sophomore diver Nicci Fusaro took 21st in the platform and was eighth in the snynchronized platform event. She was also scheduled to compete in 3-meter, but was ill.

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