Julia Smit's 400 IM Is Highlight of Day 3 at Long Island Open -- July 13, 2003
NASSAU, New York, July 12. KIM Kelly and Fran Crippen continued to pile up wins on the third day of competition at the Long Island Open, but it was 15 year-old Julia Smit, TVSC, who stole the show today.
Unheralded, Smit threw down an outstanding 4:49.50 to win the women's 400m IM by over six seconds.
Meanwhile, Crippen, GAAC, notched his third and fourth wins of the meet with an easy victory in the 200 free (1:52.96) and a much tougher win in the 400 IM. In both events, hometown hero Brendan Neligan was second. In the medley, Crippen hung on to win in 4:31.32 to Neligan's 4:31.77.
Kelly won her fourth event of the meet, coming from behind on the final lap of the 200 free to nip Kierst Kormowicz, 2:04.43 to 2:04.58.
In other women's events: Thirteen year-old Katie Riefenstahl, the youngest swimmer in the field, took the 50 free in 26.98; fourth place went to 39 year-old Maria Doelger, 27.70. Rebecca Soni was the winner of the 200 breast in 2:35.37.
For the men, Mark Zucco, of Big Cat, was top dog in the men's 200 breast, clocking 2:25.36 to carve out a four-second victory. In the 50 free, Matt Campbell nipped Chris Sullivan, 23.82 to 23.83.
Results: Long Island Invitational