Woodward Wins Bronze on Day Two of U.S. Open
Aug. 5, 2009
FEDERAL WAY, WA-- Stanford's Sam Woodward twice set her personal-best in the 100 freestyle, winning bronze to highlight the Cardinal on the second day of the U.S. Open Swim Championships just outside Seattle.
Woodward (Edmond, OK), a collegiate All-American in the same event this past year as a freshman, finished with a time of 55.37 in the Finals, after posting the fifth-best preliminary time at 55.49.
Liz Smith (Ballwin, MO) had the top time entering the Finals of the 400 individual medley, setting a personal-best in the process (4:45.41), but could not get past winner Justine Miller's time of 4:40.61 in the Finals. Smith finished fifth with a time of 4:45.77.
In other consolation Finals, freshman Betsy Webb (Wilmette, IL) was fifth in the “B” Final of the 100 freestyle, while Elaine Breeden (Lexington, KY) was eighth, with times of 56.07 and 56.66, respectively. Angela Duckworth (Scottsdale, AZ) was sixth in the “C” Final of the 400 IM with a time of 4:55.38.
The meet runs through Saturday, with the 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly set for Thursday.