Dutch Long Course Nationals: Moniek Nijhuis Sets Meet Record

EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, June 12. DURING the first night of swimming at the Dutch Long Course National Championships in Eindhoven, Moniek Nijhuis lowered one of her meet records.

Nijhuis set the meet record in the women's 100 breast with a time of 1:08.42. That performance beat her record of 1:10.03 set in 2007, and came up a second short of her national record of 1:07.41 from April. Tessa Brouwer set the national junior record with a 1:09.76 for second, while Lia Dekker placed third in 1:10.11.

Sebastiaan Verschuren captured the men's 400 free title in 3:51.17, while Tom Vangeneugden took second in 3:54.47. Job Kienhuis finished third in 3:55.28. Sharon van Rouwendall followed in the women's 400 free with a winning time of 4:11.35. Femke Heemskerk (4:13.33) and Rieneke Terink (4:14.82) placed second and third.

In the 200 back, Bastiaan Lijesen claimed the men's title in 2:03.13, while Arvid Munsters finished second in 2:08.32. Nathan Fraysse pocketed third in 2:09.63. Wendy van den Zanden took home the women's crown in 2:14.72 with Mariet Koster (2:16.88) and Kimberley Albers (2:17.19) rounding out the top three.

Thijs van Valkengoed overtook Lennart Stekelenburg, 1:02.52 to 1:02.73, in the men's 100 breast. Devi Wolthuizen earned third in 1:04.15. Joeri Verlinden then won the men's 200 butterfly in 2:01.04. Jurjen Willemsen (2:03.43) and Wouter Houtman (2:04.02) touched second and third. Marleen Veldhuis snared the women's 200 fly in 2:14.39, while Jessica Spruit took second in 2:15.06. Ilse van Hooren wound up third in 2:24.48.

Arjan van der Plaat captured the men's 50 free crown in 23.15 with Rudy Ted de Haan finishing second in 23.22. Nosy Pelagie touched third in 23.35. Chantal Groot earned the women's 50 free title in 25.41, touching out Ilse Kraaijeveld's second-place 25.49. Saskia de Jonge posted a third-place 25.92.

In the 200 IMs, Robin van Aggele topped the men's finale in 2:05.32 with Bram Dekker taking second in 2:05.88. Davy Verreussel placed third in 2:06.85. Hinkelien Schreuder touched out Rieneke Terink, 2:17.04 to 2:17.20, in the women's event. van Rouwendaal placed third in 2:18.07.


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