July 31, 2006
Seven current Missouri swimmers are slated to compete at the 2006 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, Aug. 1-5, at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatic Center in Irvine, Calif.
Current Mizzou standouts Bennett Clark, Jill Granger, Lori Halvorson, Shannon Hogan, Justin Sellers, Carly Sullivan and Alex Zasadny will compete against a field that includes more than 20 Olympic gold medalists.
Clark will be competing in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle for the St. Louis-based Clayton Shaw Park team, while Sellers and Zasadny will take to the pool in the 200 butterfly for the Mizzou Swim Team.
Halvorson is scheduled to participate in three individual events - 200 backstroke, 200 individual medley and 200 free - and a trifecta of relays - 400 medley, 400 free and 800 free - with Granger, Hogan and Sullivan. Hogan also qualified for the 50 and 100 free with Granger in the 800 free.
"This is a great opportunity for these swimmers to compete in one of the fastest meets in the world," Mizzou head coach Brian Hoffer said.
Preliminary sessions begin each day at 9 a.m. PST, with finals contested at 5:30 p.m. PST. Participants will be vying for spots among five international teams, including a group headed to the upcoming Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships (Aug. 17-21 in Victoria, British Columbia).
Live Results, Telecast, Podcast, Etc:
For the first time ever, swim fans will be able to access meet action and results through their television, mobile phones, internet or iPods. Fans can get results and breaking news texts on their cell phones, download podcasts featuring both meet action and behind-the-scenes interviews and watch the action live via webcast at www.wcsn.com (Aug. 3-5).
Mizzou Swimmers At USA Swimming National Championships
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Lori Halvorson, 200 IM
Wednesday, Aug. 2
Lori Halvorson, 200 Free
Justin Sellers, 200 Fly
Alex Zasadny, 200 Fly
Mizzou Swim Team, Women's 400 Free Relay
Thursday, Aug. 3
Shannon Hogan, 100 Breast
Bennett Clark, 50 Free
Mizzou Swim Team, Women's 800 Free Relay
Friday, Aug. 4
Bennett Clark, 100 Free
Lori Halvorson, 200 Back
Jill Granger, 800 Free
Saturday, Aug. 5
Shannon Hogan, 100 Free
Mizzou Swim Team, Women's 400 Medley Relay
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