Minnesota women story of third day of Speedo Championships

by Max Sanders

The third day of competition at the Speedo Championships concluded yesterday, and Minnesota swimmers earned two more event victories.


The 400 freestyle was once again a Minnesota dominated event, with the top three finishers all Gopher swimmers. Juniors Megan Braun and Courtney Veerman took the top two spots in the event, with Braun finishing first in a time of 4:19.35. Freshman Lauren Weis rounded out the top three with a time of 4:21.55.


In the 800 freestyle relay, Minnesota had a one-two finish. Veerman, Stacy Busack, Alison Eggers and Meagan Radecke finished in first place with a meet-record time of 8:21.92. Fellow Gophers Braun, Marissa Davies, Lissa Tommerdahl and Melissa Nelson finished second, nearly five seconds behind with a time of 8:26.26.


The final day of the meet is today at the Aquatics Center.