Emily Kukors, Brian Davis Each Earn Triple Gold at 4 Corners Sectionals -- July 28, 2002
By Duncan Scott
PHOENIX, July 27. TWO athletes became triple winners tonight, Emily Kukors, King Aquatics out of Seattle, and Brian Davis of Issaquah, also from the State of Washington. Each of these swimmers also won high point awards for the meet.
Kukors picked up the 200 individual medley win at a meet record 2:19.08, breaking Emily Mason's mark not only from last year but also from when Mason broke her own mark while swimming in tonight's "B" final at 2:19.50. Kukors won the 100 feestyle and 400 IM earlier in the meet.
Davis, who earlier had won the 800 feestyle and 400 IM and will be a freshman next year at Northwestern, won the 1500 mters for men at 16:04.88. Though not as fast as his own meet record from last summer, Davis swam a solid race holding off Matt Owens, Unatt.-AFOX, and Zach Anderson, Sun Devil Aquatics, who will matriculate at Georgia and Brigham Young this fall, respectively.
The most impressive performance of the day was turned by Lacey Nymeyer, Tucson Ford, whose meet record of :26.21 won the 50 freestyle by a body-length.
The Sun Devil Aquatic squad, led by coaches Mike Chasson and John Pontz, was the top scoring team both for men and for women. Sun Devil used that balance to nearly double the point total of the runner-up Bellevue Swim Club (Seattle) 1,032.5 to 554.5.