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JR NATIONALS UPDATE: Thatcher Places Third

Zoe Thatcher,16, lit up the water tonight in Knoxville, TN placing third in the 500 yard freestyle. Not only did she break Amanda Smith's team record, but also broke the Ohio record by three seconds with a time of 4:44.72. Congrats, Zoe!

Alisabeth Marsteller, 16, had a very solid start to her meet as well. Alisabeth was just off her team record time in the 200 IM (2:04.5), and went a life time best time in her 50 yard freestyle with a time of 23.99.

Both Manta Rays have swims tomorrow. Watch live and follow along on USA swimming's web site! Go Rays!