Jensen Second In U.S. Summer Nationals 400m Free
Aug. 2, 2007
Led by a second-place finish by recent graduate Larsen Jensen, three former Trojans all reached the final of the 400m free on the third day of the 2007 U.S. Summer National Championships in Indianapolis, Ind., on Thursday (Aug. 2).
Jensen, who was second in the 1500m free on Tuesday, finished second in the 400m free in 3:47.08. Peter Vanderkaay won the race in 3:45.55.
USC grad Erik Vendt, who won the 1500m free and was second in the 400m IM (an event in which he has two Olympic silvers), took fifth in 3:47.53 while his former college teammate, Klete Keller, was sixth in 3:52.83. Jensen, Vendt, Keller and Vanderkaay were all teammates on the 2004 U.S. Olympic swimming team.
Another former Trojan, Mark Warkentin, was 20th in the race in 3:56.62.
On Wednesday, Hayley McGregory, who will also be a senior this fall, reached the semifinals of the 200m back and finished 12th in 2:14.60.
Also, former Trojan Gabe Woodward earned a berth in the semifinals of the 100m free and took 16th (50.67).
The meet continues Friday and Saturday (Aug. 3-4).