Baltimore's Kole added to U.S. swim team bound for Australia

December 18, 1990|By Doug Brown

Julie Kole of Baltimore has been added to the U.S. team that will compete in the World Swimming Championships Jan. 7 to 13 in Perth, Australia.

Kole, 17, who will swim in the 800-meter freestyle and be an alternate on the 800 freestyle relay, was named to the squad when Erika Hansen had to step down because of a persistent virus.

Kole finished third in the 800 freestyle in the U.S. Swimming Long Course Nationals last summer. In Australia, she and world record-holder Janet Evans will be the American entrants in the 800.

Two other Baltimore swimmers were already on the team, Julie Gorman in the 100 butterfly and Jill Johnson in the 200 breaststroke.

Maryland has five swimmers on the team, ranking second only to California, which qualified seven. The other Marylanders are Mike Barrowman of Potomac in the 200 breaststroke and Mark Henderson of Fort Washington in the 100 butterfly.

Barrowman is U.S. Swimming's nominee for the 1991 Sullivan Award as the nation's best amateur athlete. He was named the 1990 Swimming World Magazine Swimmer of the Year after lowering his world record in the 200 breaststroke by an astonishing 1.36 seconds.

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