Crocker Qualifies First for 100 Fly Final -- August 14, 2000
By Kari Lydersen
Photos by Michael Collins
17-year-old Ian Crocker qualified first for the 100 fly final with a 53.07. His time was slightly slower than his Olympic Trials record of 52.82 from the preliminaries, but it was still under the previous record, Matt Biondi's 53.09 from 1992. Crocker swims for the Portland Porpoises in Portland, Maine.
Second qualifier was Bryan Jones, 21, from Texas, with a 53.28. Third was Dod Wales in 53.46, fourth Tommy Hannan in 53.51.
The second half of the field qualified exceedingly close, with Adam Messner fifth in 53.71, Matt Ulrickson sixth in 53.73, Matthew Pierce seventh in 53.75 and Jeff Somensatto eighth in 53.78.
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