Breeden Runner-Up in Fly in Santa Clara

June 18, 2010

ANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Elaine Breeden finished second in the 100-meter long course butterfly and Andi Murez and Kerry Kraemer won C Finals to two events to highlight Stanford on the first full day of the Santa Clara International Invite.

Breeden's time of 59.37 was behind meet-record setter Dana Vollmer, whose time of 57.73 broke Natalie Coughlin's 2006 record of 58.22.

In the C Finals, Murez won the 100 freestyle and Kerry Kraemer won the 200 breast. Murez beat teammate Betsy Webb in the finals by one-tenth of a second, pacing the field with a time of 56.65. Webb came in at 57.28. In the breaststroke, Kraemer led the group of nine swimmers with a mark of 2:36.64, while Alissa Finn was fourth.

Stanford saw Smith (third) and Ditto (fourth) reach the finals of the 200 breast and the 400 free, respectively. Smith was able to medal, finishing tied with  with Mega Jendrick with a time of 2:29.62, three seconds behind winner and 29-year old Keri Hehn (2:26.93). Ditto just missed medaling, finishing fourth with a time of 4:13.73, just over a second behind third place Melania Coasta Schmid (4:12.42).

Also reaching a C Final of the 400 free was Natalie Durant. Durant, who just finished her freshman season, was the runner-up in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:21.52, five-tenths of a second behind winner Erica Malagon (4:21.12).

The meet, a prelude to the national championships in August in Irvine, runs through Sunday at the Santa Clara Swim Club.

Top-5 Finishes for the Cardinal
100 Free: Dwelley (4th), Smit (5th)-- B Final; Murez (1st), Webb (2nd)--C Final
200 Breaststroke: Smith (3rd-2:29.62)--A Final; Kraemer (1st), Finn (4th)-- C Final
400 Free: Ditto (4th-4:12.62)-- A Final; Durant (2nd)-- C Final
100 Fly: Breeden (2nd—59.37), Dwelley (7th)-- A Final

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