Katy Freeman Makes Pan Pacific Championship Team

Aug. 9, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Former UC Santa Barbara swimmer Katy Freeman, who graduated in 2009 and still trains in Santa Barbara, took third place in the 200-meter breaststroke on Saturday at the ConocoPhillips National Championships in Irvine, Calif. Her finish earned her a spot on the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships team.

Freeman swam the 200 breast in 2:26.67 during Saturday's final, touching the wall just .17 seconds behind second-place finisher Amanda Beard. The former UCSB star placed 19th in the 100 breast earlier in the meet (1:09.72).

Freeman will be competing at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships, which will be held in Irvine on August 18-21, along with fellow Gaucho Jason Lezak, who qualified as a member of the 400 free relay. Lezak tied for third in the 100 freestyle finals, touching the wall in 48.96 seconds.

Several current UCSB swimmers competed at last week's meet and many finished in the top-100 of their events. Ryan Hanni had the best finish of the weekend, taking 55th in the 50 free with a time of 23.69. Teammate Chris Peterson (23.79) placed 66th in the event. In the women's 50 free, Kendall Neely finished 65th with a mark of 26.83

Kevin Ferguson took 57th in the 100 backstroke (58.13) and 95th in the 100 free (52.28). Hanni (51.77) and Peterson (52.02) also swam the 100 free, placing 64th and 81st, respectively. Hanni rounded out his meet by taking 88th in the 200 free (1:54.92).

Other Gauchos who competed in the meet include Katie Stover, who swam the 100 free (59.67) and 200 free (2:07.84), Evan Simoni (400 IM - 4:39.70) and Ryan Garcia (400 IM - 4:45.41).

Incoming transfer Garrett Thompson, who swam for UC Irvine prior to the program being cut, swam the 50 free (72nd - 23.85), 100 free (63rd - 51.75) and the 200 free (66th - 1:53.85). Meanwhile, incoming freshman Paige Bradley swam in the 200 IM (2:23.88).

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