Scott Usher Places Third in 100 Breaststroke at 2004 NCAA Championships

March 26, 2004

Laramie, Wyo. -- University of Wyoming junior ScottUsher placed third in the 100 meter breaststroke, Friday at the 2004NCAA Championships. The championships are being held at the Nassau County Aquatic Center, in East Meadow, N.Y.

Usher, a Grand Island, Neb. native, became an All-American for the second time in his career with a third place finish of 59.01. BrendanHansen, from the University of Texas won the event, for the secondconsecutive year, with a time of 58.19. Auburn's Mark Gangloffplaced second with a time of 58.78.

"I am extremely pleased with Scott's performance, he raced reallywell," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "It was a very close raceall the way. Scott had the second fastest 50 and was right on BrendanHansen's tail the whole way."

Usher will compete in the 200 meter breaststroke tomorrow as he triesto improve upon his sixth place finish at last year's NCAAChampionships. Preliminary action is set to begin at noon with thefinals scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET.

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