NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Kristy Kowal set the first meet record at the Phillips 66 National Swimming Championships, winning the finals of the 100-meter breaststroke Sunday night.
Tom Dolan and Christina Teuscher also won events Sunday, the second day of the seven-day competition at the Tracy Caulkins Pool.
Kowal, of Reading, Pa., finished in 1 minute, 8.80 seconds, breaking Tracy McFarlane’s 1988 National Championship meet record of 1:08.91.
``I had a bunch of butterflies this morning,″ Kowal said. ``It was good to get a swim in and get rid of the butterflies because I felt more relaxed during the finals.″
Dolan, of Arlington, Va., defeated defending champion Tom Wilkens, of Palo Alto, Calif., in the men’s 400 individual medley.
Dolan, who won the event in 4:17.13, is the world record-holder and Olympic gold medalist in the event. Wilkens finished fourth at 4:21.06.
``This is my first meet that I shaved and rested for since the Olympics in Atlanta last summer,″ Dolan said. ``I had a great summer training back home in Virginia, and I look forward to competing on the international level again.″
Teuscher, of New York, won the women’s 200 freestyle in 2:01.03, upsetting top-seeded Jenny Thompson and denying her a second gold in the competition. Thompson was fourth in 2:01.42.
``I just wanted to be close to Jenny going into the last 50,″ Teuscher said. ``She is a sprinter and knew she would be ahead of me in the beginning of the race. I just didn’t back down and was able to pass her the last 10 meters.″
Lindsay Benko was second in 2:01.03, while Brooke Bennett was third in 2:01.18.
Teuscher, Thompson, Benko and Bennett won the gold medal in the 800 freestyle relay at the 1996 Olympics.
The Club Wolverine, of Ann Arbor, Mich., won the men’s 800 freestyle relay in 7:30.71. The team is made up of Mark Leonard, Trevor Runberg, John Reich and John Piersma.