Georger places 22nd in 200 backstroke at Nationals

By | June 27, 2013 12:08 pm | 0 Comments

 

 

Marie Georger

Marie Georger

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Mercyhurst Prep swimmer Marie Georger recorded a preliminary time of 2 minutes, 15.59 seconds in the women’s 200-meter backstroke during Wednesday’s action at the Phillips 66 National Championships.

Georger, 19, was in 22nd place after the preliminary heats. She did not post a time low enough to advance to the event championship final or its two consolation races.

The five-time PIAA gold medalist qualified for the national meet through the University of Michigan, where she recently completed her freshman season.

Georger was seeded 30th out of 46 entrants with a time of 2:14.77.

Missy Franklin, a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, was the overall winner with a meet record 2:05.68. She holds the world record in the women’s 200 back at 2:04.06.

Franklin and silver medalist Elizabeth Pelton became eligible to compete in the 2013 world championships, scheduled July 16-Aug. 4 at Barcelona, Spain.

 

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