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Rice Masters Make Waves at USMS Nationals

Rice Masters Make Waves at USMS Nationals

22 Rice Masters swimmers made the trip to San Antonio last weekend to compete in the 2015 National US Masters Spring Championships. Almost 1,900 swimmers participated in an extremely competitive meet that included current and former Olympians - Matt Grevers, Anthony Ervin and Josh Davis. Rice Masters swam to the strongest finish in club history, placing 4th in the Men’s Division, 5th Overall and winning 14 1st place National Championships events. Across the board, the team performed at an exceptional level, which created a high level of enthusiasm and inspirational swims by all. Highlight for the team was Bruce Kone’s perfect 6 1st place finishes in the 6 individual events he swam, including a National Record 24.13 in the 50 Fly.

Top 10 individual event finishes are summarized below:

Marissa Clapp (25-29 age group):
2nd 200 Breast
2:19.76
2nd 400 IM 4:34.31
3rd 200 IM 2:08.67
5th 100 Back 59.85
6th 100 Breast 1:05.72
7th 100 IM 59.94

Benjamin Swan (35-39 age group):
1st 400 IM 
4:14.84
1st 200 IM  1:57.15
2nd 100 IM  54.18

Bruce Williams (60-64 age group):
1st 50 Back
27.64
1st 100 Back 59.61
2nd 100 Free 51.81
2nd 100 IM 1:00.02
2nd 50 Free 23.51
4th 50 Fly 26.74 

Mary Ruppe (50-54 age group):
6th 200 Fly
2:36.53
7th 200 IM 2:31.93
8th 200 Back 2:28.01
9th 200 Breast 2:52.21

John Siemer (40-44 age group):
9th 50 Fly 24.45

John DeGroot (45-49 age group):
1st 50 Free 21.76
3rd 100 Free 48.22

James Connolly (45-49 age group):
4th 50 Breast
28.34
5th 200 Breast 2:21.12
9th 100 Breast 1:03.48
9th 100 IM 57.83
10th 50 Free 22.97

David Childers (60-64 age group):
4th 200 Back 2:34.86
10th 100 Back 1:09.44

Rog Hardy (65-69 age group):
5th 1000 Free
13:26.78
6th 400 IM  6:33.53
8th 500 Free 6:33.0

Susan Matherne (50-54 age group):
2nd 100 Free
56.91
2nd 100 IM 1:07.12
3rd 50 Free 26.14
5th 50 Fly 28.93

Ryan Littlefield (18-24 age group):
3rd 500 Free
4:57.94
6th 200 Free 1:49.14
7th 400 IM 4:24.13
10th 50 Fly 24.33

Carlos Jimenez (50-54 age group):
7th 50 Breast
28.92
7th 50 Free 23.19
8th 50 Fly 25.55
8th 100 IM 58.10
8th 200 IM 2:09.03

Greg Charriez (18-24 age group):
5th 200 Back
1:59.24
5th 100 Back 54.31
6th 200 Fly 2:03.03

David Guthrie (50-54 age group):
1st 50 Breast
27.64
1st 100 Breast 59.53
1st 200 Breast 2:11.50

Crosby Johnson (18-24 age group):
9th 200 Breast 2:20.54

Michael Colligan (35-39 age group):
3rd 50 Fly
24.44
4th 50 Breast 28.27
6th 50 Free 21.85
7th 100 Free 49.07

Bruce Kone (55-59 age group):
1st 50 Free
23.09
1st 50 Back 26.47
1st 50 Breast 28.40
1st 50 Fly 24.13
1st 100 Fly 55.63
1st 100 IM 57.38

 
    
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