SWIMMING / U.S. CHAMPIONSHIPS : Henderson Sets Year’s Best in the 100-Meter Butterfly
Mark Henderson swam a 1994 world best of 53.60 seconds in beating Brian Alderman in the men’s 100-meter butterfly final Monday in the U.S. National Swimming Championships at the Natatorium here.
Henderson’s bettered the previous 1994 best of 53.80 set by China’s Chenji Jiang. Alderman finished in 53.88.
Henderson quit swimming after failing to make the 1992 Olympic team, but returned to the sport in the fall of 1992 while attending California and began intense training last spring.
In the women’s 200-meter freestyle, Cristina Teuscher, 16, upset 1992 Olympic champion Nicole Haislett with a time of 1:59.71.
In two other finals on Monday, Eric Namesnik won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:14.41. Tom Dolan, who surpassed Namesnik’s American record during the spring nationals, was second in 4:17.43.
Allison Wagner won the women’s 200-meter breaststroke in 2:28.86. Kristine Quance was second in 2:29.91.
The championships continue through Saturday.