Janet Evans of Placentia won the 500-yard freestyle Thursday night at the U.S. Swimming Short Course National Championships at Chapel Hill, N.C.
Evans won in 4 minutes 38.82 seconds, well ahead of Pam Minthorn, who was second in 4:41.14. It was the second victory in as many nights for Evans, who won the 400-yard individual medley Wednesday.
“I’m a better long-course swimmer than I am short-course,” Evans said. “There are more turns in a short course race and that’s not the best part of my race.”