Three Meet Records Fall in Final Day of Kerr-McGee Pro-Am

By Jason Marsteller

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, December 17. IN the final day of action at the Kerr-McGee Elite Pro-Am held in Oklahoma City, Okla., from Dec. 15-17, a trio of meet records fell by the way side.

Women's 1650 Freestyle
After finishing second in several events, Sachiko Yamada came through for a first-place check in the distance free in 16:11.66. That time erased a 12-year-old meet record time of 16:17.80 set by Janet Evans in 1994.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Micah Martindale placed second in 16:21.08, while Katie Roberts finished third in 16:39.09.

Men's 1650 Freestyle
Robert Margalis won his fourth event of the meet with a time of 14:52.30. He nearly wiped out the meet and pool-record time of 14:51.54 set by Chris Thompson in 2004. Sergiy Fesenko, a student coach at Indiana University, took second in 14:57.29, while Chad La Tourette garnered third in 15:07.66.

Women's 200 Backstroke
Sachiko Yamada earned her second first-place crown in as many events with a time of 1:59.54 in the 200 back. 16-year-old Meghan Dwyer placed second in 2:01.71, while 17-year-old Abigail Mahoney finished third in 2:02.30.

Men's 200 Backstroke
Doug Van Wie eclipsed an eight-year-old meet and pool record in the 200 back by touching in 1:41.90. That performance surpassed the 1:42.13 set by Josh Davis in 1998.

Additionally, David Cromwell placed second in 1:43.84, while Adam Mania took third in 1:44.06.

Women's 100 Freestyle
Leane Darling touched first in 50.22, while 17-year-old Shara Stafford hit the wall in 50.80 for second. 17-year-old Tara Thomas stopped just .05 seconds behind with a third-place 50.85. Local swimmer 16-year-old Samantha Woodward nearly picked up third with a fourth-place 50.86.

Men's 100 Freestyle
Neil Walker turned in a title-winning time of 43.06, while Dale Rogers placed second in 43.73. Camilo Becerra rounded out the top three in 44.18.

Women's 200 Butterfly
Rachel Komisarz snagged her fourth first-place check with a time of 1:58.17, while Samantha Woodward stopped the clock in 1:59.56 for second. 16-year-old Lisa Lunkenheimer finished third in 2:02.58.

Men's 200 Butterfly
Jayme Cramer smashed the meet and pool record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:43.98. The previous standard of 1:46.51 set by Joe Montague stood since 2002.

In other action, David Kahn finished second in 1:49.68, while 17-year-old Robert Looney touched third in 1:50.48.

Women's 100 IM
Megan Jendrick collected her third title with a time of 55.36. Tanica Jamison finished just behind in 55.61, while 16-year-old Spindrift Beck placed third in 56.61.

Men's 100 IM
Mark Gangloff won his third title crown with a time of 48.30, while Neil Walker finished second in 48.51. Adam Mania completed the top three in 48.86.

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