PLANTATION, Florida, February 17. TONIGHT at the FGC Senior Championships being held in Plantation, Fla., T2's Elizabeth Pelton missed her American record in the women's 200-yard back by the slimmest of margins.
Pelton threw down an epic time of 1:49.17, missing her American record of 1:49.16 set in 2011 in Annapolis, Md.
Tonight's swim is the fourth-fastest of all time behind Gemma Spofforth's top two times of 1:48.34 and 1:49.11, as well as Pelton's American record from last year.
Event 5 Women 200 Yard Backstroke
Name Age Team Prelims Finals
=== Finals ===
1 Pelton, Elizabeth A 18 T2-FL 1:53.05 1:49.17
Meanwhile, Katie Hoff made her T2 debut in the 200-yard fly with a time of 1:58.54. The swim was Hoff's first 200 fly outing since 2009.