Boutwell, Thompson And Rose Compete At National Championships
Aug. 14, 2002
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Current Stanford swimmer Lacey Boutwell (MetWest Stanford), as well as former Cardinal standouts Jenny Thompson (Seacoast Swimming) and Gabrielle Rose (Novaquatics, Inc.) highlighted performances by Stanford affiliates competing on the third day of the 2002 Phillips 66 National Championships on Wednesday. Thompson (Stanford, 1995) picked up her second runner-up finish of the six-day event, taking second place in the 50 meter free in a time of 25.55, while Rose (Stanford, 2000) placed fifth in the 200 meter free (2:01.19). Two members of California Aquatics, former California swimmer Haley Cope and current Golden Bear Natalie Coughlin won the 50 and 200 meter free events. Coughlin set a new meet record with a time of 1:58.20 in the 200 meter free, while Cope won the 50 meter free in 25.48.
Boutwell tied for 35th in the 50 meter free with a mark of 26.83.
Mary Descenza (Academy Bullets) rounded out the day's individual women's winners with a victory in the 200 meter fly (2:09.89).
The Met West Stanford National Training Center team sits in a tie for 33rd place with 14 points after three days of competition at the event, which will continue through Saturday, August 17. Full results and more information are available at usa-swimming.org .