FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Senior Jessie Garrison clocked her second long course personal best of the week Friday morning with a time of 1:02.42 in the 100 Butterfly prelims at the 2017 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in New York.
“It was a personal best long course time, but both Jessie and I were expecting more,” said head coach Neil Harper. “She has had a busy summer schedule with some great training. We will now focus on the 200 IM on Sunday.”
On Wednesday, Garrison swam a personal best 2:14.98 in the 200 fly in the prelims to qualify for the event’s B-final where she finished fifth in her heat, 13th overall.
Juniors Madison Strathman and Sydney Angell each swam in the 200 breaststroke on Thursday, posting 34th (2:37.80) and 36th (2:38.08) place finishes respectively in the prelims.
Next up, Strathman and Angell will swim in the 100 breast prelims on Saturday morning.
EVENT SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
Wednesday, August 2
200 Butterfly Prelims – Jessie Garrison – 15th (2:14.98) – personal best
200 Butterfly B-final – Jessie Garrison – 5th (2:15.08)
Thursday, August 3
200 Breast Prelims – Madison Strathman – 34th (2:37.80)
200 Breast Prelims – Sydney Angell – 36th (2:38.08)
Friday, August 4
100 Butterfly Prelims – Jessie Garrison – 45th (1:02.42) – personal best
Saturday, August 5
100 Breast Prelims – Sydney Angell and Madison Strathman – 8 a.m. CT
Sunday, August 6
200 IM Prelims – Jessie Garrison – 8 a.m. CT
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