Trott Lowers African Record in 800 Free In Initial Day of Swimming South Africa Trials

By Jason Marsteller

DURBAN, South Africa, December 13. ON Wednesday, Wendy Trott lowered her own African and South African records in the women's 800-meter freestyle at the KZN Provincial Swimming Championships and Swimming South Africa World Championships Trials.

Women's 800 Freestyle
Wendy Trott opened the Swimming South Africa Championships by lowering her own South African and African records in the 800 free by clocking an 8:36.74 for gold. Melissa Corfe placed second in 8:48.59, while Karlien Van Heerden picked up third in 8:53.55.

"I thought I had just missed it and was quite disappointed," Trott said. "I am so happy I made it because I worked so hard to qualify for the championships and now I made it. At Junior World championships is swam my best time for this season and now I have bettered my South African record. It is wonderful. The 800 freestyle is my favorite event because I do not think I would have made it in the 200, 400 or 1500 freestyle events that I am still going to swim."

Men's 800 Freestyle
Troyden Prinsloo wound up with gold in the men's 800 by touching in 8:01.48. Mark Randall placed second in 8:06.01, while Chad Ho took third in 8:20.70.

"I am very disappointed because I was going for the qualifying time and ended five seconds slower than my personal best in this event. So I am not too happy," said Prinsloo.

Results: KZN Provincial Swimming Champs – (12-13-2006 – 12-17-2006)

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