Review: Nissan Grand Prix in Phoenix, AZ -- May 24, 1997
This meet featured 3 former members of the original National Resident Team and 2 members of the new NRT competing for prizes, most notably a new car. Nissan was offering a car to the swimmer who broke a world record by the largest margin. Unfortunately no world records were broken.
The original members of the NRT had excellent swims.
Amy Van Dyken won her specialty, the 50m freestyle.
David Fox finished second in the 50m freestyle to Francisco Sanchez of Venezuela.
Richelle Depold won the 100m freestyle and finished second in the 100m butterfly.
NRT II members also had good swims; which is definitely a sign of good things to come as we prepare for the 2000 Olympic Games.
Jeff Commings finished second in the 100m breaststroke to 1996 Olympic gold medalist Kurt Grote.
B.J. Bedford won the 100m backstroke and finished third in the 200.
Also worth noting, Misty Hyman won the 200m backstroke, and both fly events. In the 100m butterfly, she cranked out an explosive 59.23!