Seven Swimmers Qualify for U.S. Open

Dec. 1, 2004

U.S. Open Meet Information

Coral Gables, Fla. – Seven members of the University of Miami swimming and diving squad will participate in the 2004 U.S. Open at the Palo Alto College Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas from Dec. 2-4.

The three-day event, which is sanctioned by USA Swimming, will feature swimmers from clubs and universities from around the country. The meet will take place in long course (50) meters. Preliminary heats will begin each morning at 9:30 a.m. while finals will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The Hurricanes will take a team of seven swimmers, who turned in qualifying times for their events. Seniors Manon van Rooijen and Katalin Ferenczi will be joined by sophomores Nancy Gajos, Andrea Hughes and Tara Erwin, along with freshmen Taylor McFarlane and Lauren Shue.

Van Rooijen is seeded sixth in both the 200 and 100 meter freestyle events. Ferenczi and McFarlane qualified for the 100 meter backstroke while Shue and Erwin are set to race in the 800 meter freestyle. Gajos and Hughes will swim in both the 100 and 200 meter butterfly event.

2004 U.S. Open
Order of Events

Day 1- Thursday, December 2

200-meter Individual Medley
400-meter Freestyle
100-meter Breaststroke
200-meter Backstroke
50-meter Freestyle
800-meter Freestyle Relay

Day 2- Friday, December 3

100-meter Backstroke
200-meter Freestyle
100-meter Butterfly
400-meter Individual Medley
400-meter Medley Relay

Day 3- Saturday, December 4

800-meter Freestyle (women)
100-meter Freestyle
200-meter Butterfly
1500-meter Freestyle (men)
400-meter Freestyle Relay