Teuscher, Rose Make Team in 200 IM -- August 12, 2000
Cristina Teuscher won the 200 IM in 2:13.36, followed by Gabrielle Rose in 2:14.95. Rose, 22 and representing Novaquatics, represented Brazil in the 1996 Olympics but elected to try for the U.S. team this year.
Teuscher, whose family is from Argentina, won a gold on the 800 free relay in the 1996 Olympics, where she swam the fastest split in US history, but she scratched the semi-finals of the 200 free at this meet to concentrate on the 200 IM. She is 22 and represents Badger.
Rose was first after the fly leg in 28.31, then Teuscher moved into first on the back. Natalie Coughlin pulled into second at the 100 mark, with Maggie Bowen also challenging. Rose finished fast on the free leg to seize the Olympic berth, touching out Bowen (2:15.10).
Coughlin was fourth in 2:16.57, Laura Davis was fifth in 2:17.11, Maddy Crippen was sixth in 2:17.14, Michala Kwasny was seventh in 2:17.72 and Ashley Daly was eighth in 2:18.64.
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