Botsford second in 100 backstroke

March 18, 1995|By Special to The Sun

MINNEAPOLIS -- Beth Botsford finished second in the 100-meter backstroke yesterday, as the North Baltimore Aquatic Club women's team took an 11-point lead over the Bolles School of Jacksonville, Fla., into the final day of competition at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships.

Botsford finished in 1 minute, 3.32 seconds.

Whitney Phelps of NBAC was ninth in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:02.42, and Kelly McPherson was 11th in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:19.88.

NBAC's women's 800-meter freestyle relay team of Melinda Rehm, Phelps, Whitney Metzler and McPherson was second in 8:25.94.

The men's 800-meter freestyle relay team from the Retriever Athletic Club finished 10th in 7:55.08.

The team consisted of Chad Cradock, Mike Gibeau, Matt White and David Miller.

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