Jendrick Scores Comeback Triumph in 100 Breast at Nationals

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 3 OLYMPIAN Megan Jendrick narrowly missed breaking her meet record of 1:07.12 set in 2000 with a sparkling 1:07.54 to come from behind and capture the 100-meter breaststroke title at the 2006 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships. After heading into the wall in third place, Jendrick posted the fastest back half with a 35.80 to snag the crown.

Meanwhile, California Aquatics' Jessica Hardy, coached by Teri McKeever, parlayed a strong reaction time of .66 seconds to split a 31.14, well under her 31.99 from prelims, but settled for silver in 1:07.65. She shared the silver medal with Stanford Swimming's Tara Kirk.

In the small final, YMCA of the Triangle Area’s Jessica Botzum (33.55) and Raleigh Swimming’s Melanie Roberts went head-to-head at the 50-meter mark (33.57). Roberts, coached by Dan Flack, wound up touching first in 1:10.51, while Scarlet Aquatic Club’s Rebecca Soni tracked Botzum down to place second in 1:10.59. Meanwhile, Botzum claimed third in 1:10.80.

In an incredibly competitive bonus consolation heat, Southeastern Swim Club’s Lindsay Rogers struck out to an early lead at the halfway mark with a 33.51 split. Wichita Swim Club’s Caroline Bruce, coached by Eric Nelson, powered past Rogers to capture the C final win in 1:11.65. Meanwhile, Rogers placed second in 1:11.95, while Bay & Ocean State Squid Lindsay Payne cruised into third in 1:12.25.

Event 14 Women 100 LC Meter Breaststroke
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World: W 1:05.09 3/20/2006 Leisel Jones, AUS
American: A 1:06.20 7/25/2005 Jessica Hardy, USA
U.S. Open: O 1:06.21 8/2/2005 Leisel Jones, Aus
LC Nationals: M 1:07.12 8/10/2000 Megan Quann, Puyallup
Oly. Trial: 1:12.59
Sum. Nat Cut: 1:13.29
US Open Cut: 1:14.99
Meet Qualifying: 1:13.29
Name Age Team Prelims Finals FINA
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=== Championship Final ===

1 Jendrick, Megan 22 King-PN 1:07.78 1:07.54 977
r:+0.78 31.74 1:07.54 (35.80)
2 Hardy, Jessica 19 California Aquat 1:08.24 1:07.65 972
r:+0.66 31.14 1:07.65 (36.51)
2 Kirk, Tara 24 Stanford Swimmin 1:08.30 1:07.65 972
r:+0.76 31.56 1:07.65 (36.09)
4 McKeehan, Miche 16 Center Grove Aqu 1:09.33 1:09.30 905
r:+0.75 33.00 1:09.30 (36.30)
5 Weberg, Eleanor 21 Florida Atlantic 1:10.36 1:09.94 880
r:+0.84 33.29 1:09.94 (36.65)
6 Embick, Jessica 19 Mt Hood Swim Tea 1:10.34 1:10.13 873
r:+0.71 33.16 1:10.13 (36.97)
7 Tinnon, Elizabe 21 Lakeside Swim Te 1:10.49 1:10.58 856
r:+0.73 32.91 1:10.58 (37.67)
8 Hehn, Keri 25 Irvine Novaquati 1:10.63 1:11.37 828
r:+0.75 32.92 1:11.37 (38.45)

=== Consolation Final ===

9 Roberts, Melani 16 Raleigh Swimming 1:10.78 1:10.51 859
r:+0.71 33.57 1:10.51 (36.94)
10 Soni, Rebecca 19 Scarlet Aquatic- 1:10.84 1:10.59 856
r:+0.77 33.94 1:10.59 (36.65)
11 Botzum, Jessica 20 YMCA of the Tria 1:11.05 1:10.80 848
r:+0.72 33.55 1:10.80 (37.25)
12 Jensen, Alicia 19 Team Foxjet-MN/A 1:11.40 1:10.99 841
r:+0.69 33.68 1:10.99 (37.31)
13 Wanland, Ashley 16 Patriot Aquatic- 1:11.84 1:11.11 837
r:+0.83 33.94 1:11.11 (37.17)
14 Kraemer, Kerry 17 Black Dog Swimmi 1:11.69 1:11.82 813
r:+0.73 34.05 1:11.82 (37.77)
15 Spann, Alexandr 19 Longhorn Aquatic 1:11.67 1:12.51 790
r:+0.74 34.08 1:12.51 (38.43)
— Miller, Mhyria 19 Florida Keys Swi 1:11.79 DQ
r:+0.72

=== Bonus Final ===

17 Bruce, Caroline 20 Wichita Swim Clu 1:12.53 1:11.65 818
r:+0.72 34.04 1:11.65 (37.61)
18 Rogers, Lindsay 16 Southeastern Swi 1:12.24 1:11.95 808
r:+0.76 33.51 1:11.95 (38.44)
19 Payne, Lindsay 23 Bay & Ocean Stat 1:12.19 1:12.25 798
r:+0.73 33.89 1:12.25 (38.36)
20 Hoisington, Abb 19 Penn State Unive 1:12.05 1:12.38 794
r:+0.63 33.54 1:12.38 (38.84)
21 Ellis, Alexandr 17 Blue Fins Swim T 1:12.57 1:12.42 793
r:+0.77 34.60 1:12.42 (37.82)
22 Hartley, Amanda 21 Area Tallahassee 1:12.53 1:13.12 770
r:+0.76 33.92 1:13.12 (39.20)
23 Green, Jordyn 16 Reno Aquatic Clu 1:12.59 1:13.39 762
r:+0.71 35.04 1:13.39 (38.35)
24 Corliss, Gretch 21 Athens Bulldog S 1:12.58 1:13.66 753
r:+0.81 33.55 1:13.66 (40.11)

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