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Lee, Johnson reach championship finals at Nationals

 

Stanford grads Felicia Lee and BJ Johnson each finished sixth in their respective events on the final day of the Phillips 66 National Championships in San Antonio, Texas on Monday.

Lee completed the women's 100 freestyle in 55.45. Amanda Weir won the race with a time of 54.24.

Johnson, competing for Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, went 2:11.90 in the 200 breast, touching just behind Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, who placed fifth in 2:11.30. Craig Benson won the race in 2:09.68.

PASA's Jeremy Babinet placed second in the 'C' final of the 200 breast, recording a time of 2:16.97.

A pair of Stanford swimmers competed in the 200 back. Patrick Conaton was 33rd in 2:02.68 and Curtis Ogren was 35th in 2:02.89.

Palo Alto's Grace Zhao was the top local in the women's 200 breast, finishing 40th in 2:34.52.

On Sunday, Cardinal grad David Nolan placed sixth in the men's 100 free, going 49.54, less than a second off Caeleb Dressel's winning time of 48.78.

Stanford's Tom Kremer and Ogren each competed in the 'B' final of the men's 200 individual medley. Kremer placed fourth in 2:01.75 and Ogren was sixth in 2:02.21.

Incoming Stanford freshman Abrahm Devine finished sixth in the 'C' final of the 200 IM in 2:04.52. Another incoming freshmen, Matthew Anderson, swam 2:04.59 in prelims but was disqualified in the final.

Stanford's 800 free relay team of Max Williamson, Jeff Garnier, Sean Duggan and Bobby Bollier placed seventh with a time of 7:29.12.

Cardinal sophomore Ally Howe placed third in the 'B' final of the women's 200 back, recording a time of 2:12.07.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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