Kraemer Wins 'C' Final of 100 Breaststroke

Aug. 7, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash.--  Stanford sophomore Kerry Kraemer won the “C” Final of the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Open Championships on Friday, just missing her personal-best by three-tenths of a second.

Kraemer (Burnsville, Minn.), two ranks in Stanford's top-10 in both the 100 and 200 disciplines, outpaced Mary Olsen by .86 seconds to touch the wall with a time of 1:09.46. Kraemer bettered her preliminary time (1:10.63) by over a second and missed her personal-best by three-tenths of a second (1:09.19).

Liz Smith (Ballwin, Missouri) finished second in the “B” Finals of the same event with a time of 1:09.04, nearly a second and a half faster than her preliminary time (1:10.41). Smith finished just .18 seconds behind “B” Final winner Alisa Finn.

The U.S. Open concludes on Saturday with the 1500 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle.

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