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Bennett Wins Third Title At U.S. Swimming Championships

February 12, 1996

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Brooke Bennett won the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle and Yann de Fabrique took the men’s 800-meter event Sunday at the U.S. Swimming Championships.

Bennett added the 1,500-meter title to her earlier victories in the 400- and 800-meters.

``I came here to see how I was doing,″ she said. ``I jumped this hurdle and now I feel like I’ve got a bigger hurdle in a month (at the Olympic trials).″

De Fabrique, who represented France in the 1992 Olympics, won the men’s 800-meter freestyle in 8:19.40.

Rookie of the Meet honors went to Matt Ulrickson, who finished second in the 100-meter backstroke, and Megan Ryther, who was third in the 800-meter freestyle.

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