BEAVERTON, Oregon, December 13. LAST night, the Paul Bergen Junior International meet featured some more strong short course meter swimming from the global field of competitors.
Sarah Sumner started the second night off with a victory in the women's 50 free. She stopped the clock in 25.85, while Amanda Reason and Julika Niegish tied for second with 25.95s. Steven Ung followed in the men's 50 free with a touch-out triumph over Joel Ax, 23.26 to 23.29. Rico Stockmann finished third in 23.33.
Ashley McGregor claimed the women's 200 breast title in 2:27.19 with Bronwyn Pasloski finishing second in 2:28.58. Christian vom Lehn placed first in the men's 200 breast with a 2:12.11, while Troy Arnicke wound up second in 2:13.48 after setting the meet record a year ago with a 2:11.78.
Genevieve Cantin cruised in the women's 200 back with a winning time of 2:09.31. Brittany MacLean provided her closest competition with a second-place 2:11.46. Anders McIntyre cleared 2:00 in the men's 200 back with a 1:59.58, while James Mcquade earned second in 2:00.75.
Katerine Savard touched out Lindsay Delmar, 27.18 to 27.21, in the women's 50 fly. Meanwhile, Neil O'Halloran had a close call over McIntyre, 25.04 to 25.07, in the men's 50 fly. Jacqueline Keire topped the women's 400 free in 4:13.41 with Sumner claiming her second podium of the night with a second-place 4:14.04. Chad Bobrosky snatched the men's 400 free crown in 3:49.99, while Ax took second in 3:50.36 to show some range after his second-place 50 free.
Reason, Rebecca Terejko, Cynthia Pammett and Keire won the women's 400 free relay in 3:45.52, finishing just a second off the meet record of 3:44.53 set last year. Jason Marcus, Stockmann, Fabian Schwingenschlogl and Ax took home the men's 400 free relay title in 3:22.86.