Breeden Finishes Third in Another Butterfly

July 10, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana-- Stanford's Elaine Breeden (Lexington, KY) finished third in her second butterfly event of the U.S. World Championship Trials, racing to a time of 2:07.40 on Friday. Breeden, who swam the fastest preliminary time, at 2:07.48 in the 200-meter race, was beat out by Kathleen Hersheys's time of 2:06.44.


In other action in Indianapolis, Angela Duckworth (8:48.54) and Whitney Spence (8:50.16) finished 17th and 19th overall in the 800-meter freestyle preliminaries and are both likely to swim in one of three Finals on Saturday on the meet's final day.

U.S. Trials

Julia Smit, Gold, 200 individual medley (American Record)
Julia Smit, Silver, 400 individual medley
Elaine Breeden, Bronze, 100 butterfly
Elaine Breeden, Bronze, 200 butterfly

**-- the top two finishers at the Trials, more than likely, are invited to the World Championships in Rome later this month.


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