Scott Usher Competes at 2004 Grand Prix

May 27, 2004


University of Wyoming junior Scott Usher competed at the 2004 Grand Prix in College Station, Texas last Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23. The meet was held at the Texas A&M Natatorium.

Usher, a Grand Island, Neb. native, placed second in the 100 meter breaststroke on Sunday with a time of 1:03.44. Ed Moses, the American record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes, won the event in a time of 1:03.09.

Friday, Usher placed fifth in the 200 meter breaststroke after turning in a time of 2:18.63. He also competed in the 200 IM, where he swam to a time of 2:22.07.

"Scott had a great meet in a very talented field," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "I am very pleased with his continued progress.He was coming off of a week of very tough training as we were at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs all of last week. He raced very well and it was a nice step as we get ready for the upcoming Olympic Trials in July."

Usher will return to action June 11-14 as he competes in the Janet Evans Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. The meet will be held at the site of the Olympic Trials. The Olympic Trials will run July 7-14.

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