Jayme Cramer Finishes Third At National Championships

Aug. 5, 2005

Irvine, Ca - It was a very busy and successful Friday for several Stanford swimminers at the ConocoPhillips Summer Senior National Championships at the William J. Woollett Aquatic Center.

Jayme Cramer, a 2005 Stanford graduate, finished third in a very competitive field in the finals of the 200 meter freestyle. Cramer was timed in 1:48.19. Michael Phelps, the reigning world champion and American record holder in this event, was more than a second ahead of the rest of the field at the first 100 meters and was able to hold off a charging Klete Keller in the final 25 meters. Phelps was timed in 1:46.40 while Keller checked in at 1:46.87. Shaun Phillips (junior in 2005-06) finished 12th (1:51.09). Cramer had the best time in the prelims at 1:48.71 while Phelps had the second-best time at 1:49.74.

Mark Stephens (senior in 2005-06) swam the 400 meter IM in 4:22.80 to place 12th in the championship final. Robert Margalis jumped out to a two body-length lead by the end of the first 200 meters and never looked back in winning the event (4:18.66).

Stephens also swam the anchor leg on the Dynamo Swim Club team (Georgia). His team finished 18th (7:44.88). Stephens also swam in the 200 meter butterfly consolation finals (17th, 2:02.05). Stephens' teammate, Peter Carothers (sophomore in 2005-06), placed 12th (B-final, 2:02.11). Phelps won the event (1:55.26).

The championship meet continues through Sunday. Heats start each day at 9:00 a.m. (pt), while the finals are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. (pt).

For complete results, go to www.usaswimming.org

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