Czech Long Course Championships: Simona Baumrtova, Martin Verner Threaten National Marks; Jan Sefl Doubles

CHOMUTOV, Czech Republic, March 13. TWO Czech records nearly meet their match during the second day of action at the Czech Long Course Championships held in Chomutov. Meanwhile, Jan Sefl grabbed a pair of event titles.

Simona Baumrtova led the second day off with a 29.05 to secure the women's 50 back. She finished just a half-second back of Ilona Hlavackova's 2003 national record of 28.50. Marketa Strakova finished second in 29.37, while Klara Vaclavikova touched third in 29.81.

Martin Verner also missed a national record in the men's 50 back with a 26.45. That effort came up short of his 26.39 set last June. Martin Badura (26.67) and Ondrej Palatka (27.25) finished second and third.

Sefl won the men's 200 free in 1:53.33. Kvetoslav Svoboda (1:53.44) and Denis Gayvoronskiy (1:53.56) placed second and third. Sefl then doubled up with a 2:03.69 in the men's 200 fly. Jakub Nezdoba (2:06.26) and Tomas Balicek (2:07.47) took second and third.

Hana Lefnerova claimed the women's 200 free title in 2:07.40. Hana Kremenova (2:07.52) and Strakova (2:08.17) rounded out the top three. Petra Chocova snatched the women's 100 breast in 1:10.24, while Helena Pikhartova (1:12.02) and Kristyna Kolarova (1:13.04) grabbed second and third. Petr Bartunek won the men's 100 breast in 1:02.65. Jiri Jedlicka (1:04.58) and Jan Kutil (1:05.59) rounded out the podium. Barbora Zavadova (2:16.45), Lenka Lukasova (2:22.44) and Vera Koprivova (2:25.68) topped the women's 200 fly podium.

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