Kennedy, Sims and Rogers All Medal at 2008 U.S. Open Championships

Aug. 4, 2008

Berkeley - Senior swimmers Madison Kennedy and Lauren Rogers and sophomore Amanda Sims all earned medals at the 2008 U.S. Open Championships, which were held July 29-August 2 at the Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.

The U.S. Open served as the selection meet for the 2009 World University Games, to be held from July 2-7, 2009, in Belgrade, Serbia. The highest placing athlete in each event will to be invited to the World University Games Team. Additional qualifying procedures can be found online at USA Swimming will post online results as well.

Kennedy racked up two medals, including gold in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 25.22, and silver in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 55.44. By claiming first place in the 50 free, Kennedy secured a spot for the World University Games.

Rogers earned bronze in the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 1:00.92, while Sims claimed bronze in the 100-meter butterfly.

The 2008-09 California women's swimming campaign begins Saturday, Oct. 11, at Pacific.

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