July 30, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming will be well represented at the upcoming U.S. Open meet with six swimmers competing. Brett Henehan, Marshall Dilworth, Tyler Kybartas, Brandon Fischer, Cassie Stelow, and Caroline Wells will compete against a field of 1000 swimmers.
"I look at the U.S. Open as a stepping stone for NCAAs," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "This is the most Wyoming swimmers that have gone to the U.S. Open at one time in 12 years. For Cassie and Tyler it is their first time swimming at a meet like this. It is a great facility, and I am looking forward to the meet."
The UW swimmers will swim in events they are familiar to in NCAA events. Dilworth will compete in the 100 backstroke which he won at the 2009 Mountain West Conference Championships and will also swim the 200 IM. Kybartas is the school record holder in the 200 butterfly and will swim in that event, Fischer will race in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke and holds the fourth fastest times in school history in those events. Stelow owns the school record in the 50 freestyle and will compete in that event. Henehan will swim in a total of four events: 200 freestyle, 400 IM, 400 freestyle and 1500 freestyle, while Wells will compete in relays with her club team.
The U.S. Open will take place in Federal Way, Wash., August 3-8 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center.