Eight Florida swimmers swam in Tuesday night’s finals at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, including Gator Elizabeth Beisel (North Kingstown, R.I.), who clocked a personal-best 2:10.75 in the women’s 200-meter individual medley to claim the 2011 National Title. The sophomore took the lead in the final split, with a time that puts her seventh in the world this year.
Beisel, who captured the World Championship in the 400 IM 48 hours prior, swam in a field that featured five U.S. National Team members, including fellow Gator Teresa Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.). Crippen touched in 2:14 flat to finish sixth overall.
Minutes later, Beisel took to the pool again for the 400-meter free, putting together a 4:09.25 to take home a bronze medal. Jamie Bohunicky (Gainesville, Fla.) also swam the event, finishing first in the C-final and 21st out of all competitors with a time of 4:14.14.
Seven-time All-American, Conor Dwyer (Winnetka, Ill.), grabbed a silver medal in the 400 IM after he finished the race in 4:15.97. Fellow Gator Connor Signorin (East Windsor, N.J.) finished 12th overall in 4:20.90, a new personal record.
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