WUPPERTAL, Germany, November 13. THE second German record fell in three days at the German Short Course Championships held today in Wuppertal.
Silke Lippok set the German record in the women's 200 free with a swift time of 1:54.35. That effort cleared the 1:55.03 set by Daniela Schreiber in November 2009 in Essen, and moved Lippok to sixth in the world rankings this year. Lisa Vitting took second in 1:56.89, while Annika Bruhn wound up third in 1:58.36.
Markus Deibler continued his strong meet with a winning 52.50 in the men's 100 IM. He came up a bit short of his top-ranked season best of 52.17 clocked in the Berlin stop of the World Cup. Philip Heintz took second in 54.67, while Fabian Schwingenschlogl picked up third in 54.80.
Jan Wolfgarten captured the men's 1500 free title in 14:40.85 to move him to third in the world rankings. Only Sebastien Rouault (14.37.94) and Job Kienhuis (14:40.11) have been faster this year. Christian Kubusch placed second in 15:13.61, while Andre Biere garnered third in 15:24.02.
Yannick Lebherz topped the men's 200 back with a time of 1:52.89. That effort moved him to seventh in the world rankings. Jan-Philip Glania touched second in 1:53.87, while Stefan Herbst earned third in 1:53.97.
Markus Deibler also led the men's 100 free prelims with a 47.11 before scratching the finale. That opened the door for his brother Steffen Deibler to grab the title in finals with a 46.80. Steffen just missed his second-ranked season best of 46.69 from the Berlin stop. Paul Biedermann touched second in 47.90, while Stefan took third in 48.05.
Nina Schiffer won the women's 200 fly in 2:08.87, while Lena Kalla finished a distant second in 2:10.66. Katharina Schiller earned third in 2:11.30. Tim Wallburger followed in the men's 200 fly with a winning 1:55.15. Ben Starke touched just behind in 1:55.89, while Robin Backhaus rounded out the top three in 1:57.94.
Deborah Gonschorek held off Jenny Mensing, 27.78 to 27.85, in the women's 50 back. Lisa Graf wound up third overall in 28.05. Caroline Ruhnau pocketed the women's 50 breast title in 30.86. Kerstin Vogel (31.25) and Sarah Poewe (31.44) took second and third. Hendrik Feldwehr won the men's 50 breast in 27.10, while Erik Steinhagen placed second in 27.38. Marco Koch took third in 27.50. Bastian Vollmer set a German junior record with a time of 27.94 to finish fifth.
Theresa Michalak cruised to victory in the women's 200 IM with a 2:10.52, while Schiller snared her second podium of the night with a 2:11.60 for second. Juliane Reinhold placed third in 2:12.07.
In relay action, Mannschaft's Frazisca Scheiner, Caroline Ruhnau, Sina Sutter and Lisa Vitting won the women's 200 medley relay in 1:50.79. Mannschaft's Dominik Keil, Hendrik Feldwehr, Jan David Schepers and Thomas Rueter claimed the men's 200 medley relay in 1:37.34.