By Kari Lydersen
Photos by Michael Collins
Lindsay Benko, the champion in the 200 free, qualified first for finals of the 200 back with a 2:13.24. Amanda Adkins was second in 2:13.55, and Lea Maurer, the bronze medalist in the 100 back at the 1992 Olympics, was third in 2:14.24.
Shelly Ripple qualified fourth in 2:15.55, and Keegan Walkley fifth in 2:15.64, Beth Botsford sixth in 2:15.80, Linda Riker seventh in 2:16.05 and Katie Cowan eighth in 2:16.83.
Botsford won gold in the 100 back at the 1996 Olympics.
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