April 2, 2004
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Although the NCAA season is complete, several Arizona State swimmers traveled to the IUPUI Natatorium this weekend for the Counsilman Classic, a USA Swimming Grand Prix event. In a meet conducted in long course meters, the first day was highlighted by Sun Devil junior ?gnes Kov?cs placing third in the 100m breaststroke. Kov?cs touched the wall with a time of 1:10.32 in a final that featured many of the best breaststrokers in the world including Megan Quann, Tara Kirk, Kristy Kowal and Anne Poleska.
In the opening event of Friday night's final round, senior Petra Banovic placed 12th in the 200m freestyle with a time of 2:04.03 while junior Florencia Szigeti, the Pac-10 200 freestyle champion, placed 17th with a time of 2:04.29. Former Sun Devil Mandy Stanford placed ninth (2:03.11). Sophomore Kathryn Hennessy competed in the morning preliminaries and touched the wall in 2:10.18.
In the men's 200m freestyle, senior Nick Brunelli, the Pac-10 200 freestyle champion, competed in the morning preliminaries and clocked a time of 1:54.92. Former Sun Devil Scott VonSchoff placed 10th overall in the evening's finals with a time of 1:52.75.
The men's 100m butterfly saw sophomore David Kolozar place 10th, touching the wall with a time of 55.06.
The Counsilman Classic continues tomorrow with the 200m butterfly, 50m freestyle, 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke, and 400m freestyle.