August 7, 2009 - by
Seminoles Continue to Improve at U.S. Open Swimming Championships

Aug. 7, 2009

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. – Florida State continues to battle hard at the U.S. Open this week. On Day 3 of the five day meet all three swimmers competing set new personal records. Ian Rowe had the best showing of the day, placing 18th overall in the 400 meter freestyle.

Rowe finished the preliminaries of his race in 19th place with a time of 3:57.75. In the bonus final he improved his time by over a second, and narrowly missed finishing first in the heat, with a personal best time of 3:56.66.

Also competing yesterday were Robby Hayes and C.J. Hendry. Hayes just missed the finals of the 100 meter butterfly as his time in the preliminaries left him tied for the last spot in the finals. Unfortunately Hayes came up short in his swim-off, but his preliminary time of 54.55 was a personal best in the event. Hendry also did not reach the finals in the women’s 100 meter butterfly, but she did beat her previous personal best in the race by a half second and finished in 49th overall out of 102 competitors.

In the water for Club Seminole on Day 4 of the U.S. Open are Scott Thacker and Matt Shead in the 100 meter breastroke. Stephanie Sarandos will also compete today in the 100 meter backstroke.

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