Drake Sets Illinois Record in 500 Free

BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, April 22. UP-and-coming stars for the WAVES, Monica Drake and Lindsay Gendron, produced a pair of impressive times Friday night during a sanctioned time trial meet. The third-place finisher in the 1500 freestyle at the recent USA Spring Championships, the 16-year-old Drake broke a 20-year-old Illinois record in the 500-yard free with a time of 4:46.24. The former standard was 4:48.00, set by Bridgett Bowman in 1987. As for Gendron, the 14-year-old posted a Senior Nationals qualifying time by swimming the 1650 free in 16:45.51.

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