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Short Course Nationals Wrap-Up

Congratulations to King Aquatic Club (KING) for winning the team championship for club women at the 2008 USA Swimming Short Course National Championship yesterday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Georgia, site of the 1996 Olympic swimming competition. KING scored 255 points beating out second place Swim Atlanta and third place Athens Bulldog Swim Club. The KING women also won the 200y medley relay with a championship meet record time of 1:38.74. Leona Jennings led off the relay in the backstroke leg followed by Ariana Kukors swimming breaststroke, Lindsey Marchand swimming butterfly, and Kim Jasmer anchoring the relay in the freestyle leg. KING also placed second in the 400y medley relay, and placed third in the 400y freestyle relay. In the individual events, Kukors took home her first win of the meet with a strong swim in the women’s 200y breast. Kukors took the lead in the second 50, and held on to it throughout the race to finish in 2:08.33. Kukors also scored three individual second places finished in the 100y back, 100y breast, and the 200y individual medley. She also placed 7th in the 100y freestyle. Marchand placed second in the100y butterfly, fifth in the 100y breaststroke, sixth place in both the 200y breaststroke & 200y individual medley, 14th place in the 50y freestyle, and 20th place in the 100y freestyle. Jasmer placed 21st in the 100y freestyle and 24th in the 200y freestyle. Jennings placed 11th in the 100y backstroke and 23rd in the 50y freestyle. Elena Karpeeva placed 15th in the 200y backstroke.Two other PNS teams attending were Wave Aquatics (WAVE) and West Coast Aquatics (WEST). Emilie Kaufman from WAVE placed 13th in the 100y breaststroke while Rob Bogart, also from WAVE placed 20th in the 100y freestyle and 24th in the 50y freestyle. Also competing was Chris Chapman from WAVE and Bryan Michaels from WEST.For complete results, click here