March 25, 1988 |
Janet Evans of Placentia, Calif., won the 400-meter individual medley Thursday for her second title in the U.S. Swimming Indoor National Championships. Evans was timed in 4 minutes 39.86 seconds, just .62 of a second off Tracy Caulkins' American record. Her closest competitor was former U.S. national champion Michelle Griglione, who finished in 4:44.84. It was Griglione's best performance since winning the silver medal in the 1986 World Championships.
August 10, 1988
Tami Bruce of Chula Vista tied for third with Whitney Hedgepeth of Virginia in the finals of the women's 200 freestyle at Tuesday's U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Austin, Tex. Bruce's time of 2 minutes 0.31 seconds was two seconds off the winning time of Mitzi Kremer of Florida and just more than one second behind Mary Wayte of Washington. The top two finishers in each event qualify for the Olympic team. BASKETBALL San Diego-based Athletes in Action will open their 1988-89 season Aug.
December 6, 1986 |
University of Florida teammates Mary Wayte, Paul Wallace, Donald Goss and Dara Torres won events Friday on the first night of the U.S. Swimming Open at the Justus Aquatic Center. Wayte and Wallace took the 200-meter individual medleys, Goss the 200 backstroke in 2:01.83 and Torres the 50 freestyle in 26.24 seconds. The Florida men's and women's teams also won the 800 freestyle relays. Wallace set the only meet record, winning in 2:03.02 to eclipse the mark of 2:03.
March 22, 1986 |
Junior Patty Sabo of Texas beat Olympian Mary Wayte of Florida in the 400-yard individual medley and the Lady Longhorns took first in two other events Friday to lead after two days of competition in the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Texas, chasing its third straight team title, has 462 points going into today's final six events.
April 9, 1985
Seventeen U.S. Olympic relay team members--13 swimmers and four track and field athletes--who competed in preliminary events at the Los Angeles Games but who were substituted for in the finals have been awarded gold medals after a ruling by the International Olympic Committee.