NBAC repeats as Phillips champion

March 19, 1995|By From Staff Reports

Whitney Metzler's third-place finish in the 200 medley yesterday helped the North Baltimore Aquatic Club women's team successfully defend its title at the five-day Phillips 66 National Swimming Championship at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

NBAC had 237 points. Runner-up Bolles, of Jacksonville, Fla., finished with 193.

Metzler finished the 200 medley in 2 minutes, 18.43 seconds. Winner Jennifer Parmenter of Granada Hills, Calif., finished in 2:17.10, followed by Shelly Ripple of Baton Rouge, La., in 2:17.98.

Metzler also was a member of the victorious 400-medley relay team, which finished in 4:19.34. Beth Botsford, Whitney Phelps and Melinda Rehm also swam legs.

Brittany White placed 13th in the 200 medley at 2:21.31, and Kelly McPherson was eighth in the 1,500 freestyle at 16:53.72.

Other local finishers included UMBC, with a seventh-place finish in the 400-medley relay, and Beau Wiebel (Monocacy Aquatic Club of Frederick), who took 14th in the men's 200 medley at 2:09.80.

NBAC won the 1994 title in Federal Way, Wash., with 228 points.

Men's winners yesterday included Sergey Mariniuk of Santa Clara, Calif., with a 2:02.80 in the 200 medley; Reeve Irvin of Charleston, S.C., with a 15:35.49 in the 1,500 freestyle; and David Fox of Raleigh, N.C., with a 22.23 in the 50 freestyle.

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