Tuesday, April 14, 2009

South African Nationals

Today the South African Nationals got off the a rousing start, and I just want to leave a few notes:

Roland Schoeman - 21.81! Pretty fast! I keep thinking he may go 21.5 or 21.6 tomorrow!

Cameron van der Burgh 1:00.28 in the 100 Breast - will challenge his national record of 59.96 (Beijing prelims) tomorrow. He sits well ahead of Neil Versfeld and William Diering, and just behind Eric Shanteau's number one world ranking (1:00.09).

Darian Townsend led off his club's winning 400 Free Relay with a solid 49.1 - needs to be better than that in the individual, but he's got time.

If you look at the results of the women's 50 Free and 100 Breast, you will see a somewhat familiar name in the 11th spot for both events: Jean-Marie Neethling. Yes, this 18-year old is the youngest sister of four-time Olympian Ryk Neethling. (Says so in his book, Chasing the Dream)

PLEASE vote on my polls! I've had very few votes so far.

Click here for full results from the meet.