Metzler helps NBAC take lead in national meet SWIMMING

March 17, 1995|By Doug Brown

Whitney Metzler finished second in the 400-meter individual medley and Brittany White was eighth in the event as the North Baltimore Aquatic Club took a substantial lead in its defense of the women's title in the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships last night in Minneapolis.

Metzler, who completed the race in 4 minutes, 48.16 seconds, finished eight seconds ahead of White.

The NBAC 400 freestyle relay team of Beth Botsford, (who won the 200 backstroke Wednesday), Melinda Rehm, Metzler and Kelly McPherson took seventh place in 4:00.10.

With approximately 100 points after three days of the five-day meet, NBAC led both the Curl Swim Club of Washington and Bolles School of Jacksonville, Fla., by about 25 points.

NBAC, based at Loyola High, last year became the first Baltimore-area team to win a national swimming championship.

The Retriever Aquatic Club, which trains at UMBC, finished in 10th place in the men's 400 freestyle relay. The relay team consisted of Mike Gibeau, David Miller, Chad Cradock and Matt White.

David Fox of Raleigh, N.C., and Lauren Thies of Portland, Ore., won their second national titles.

Fox won the men's 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.88; Thies took the women's 200 freestyle in 2:01.15.

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