March 28, 2003
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming sophomore Scott Usher placed 15th in the 100 breaststroke at the 2003 NCAA Championships, which are being held at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center at the University of Texas.
Usher's time of 54.75 placed him 15th out of 39 competitors. His finish earned Wyoming two team points and places them in a tie for 33rd place in the nation. Brendan Hansen of the University of Texas won the event with a time of 51.96.
Usher swam a preliminary time of 54.19 this morning, which set a new school record as well as a new Mountain West Conference record. He breaks his own record, which he set last month at the MWC Championships.
"We are very pleased with the way Scott swam," replied UW head coach Tom Johnson. "He got out of the blocks really well and raced hard. We are also very happy to be on the board in 33rd place."
Usher will also be competing in the 200 breaststroke tomorrow. Preliminary action is set to begin at 10 AM and the finals are scheduled for 6 PM. He holds the MWC record and is second in Wyoming history in the event, with a time of 1:58.14. He also set this mark last month at the MWC Championships. This was the 14th fastest time in the nation this season.