Stanford's Summer Sanders, one of the new kids on the block in American women's swimming, became a triple winner in the U.S. Open yesterday by placing first in the 200-meter butterfly in Indianapolis.
Sanders, 18, who had swept the medley races the past two days, won the butterfly in 2 minutes 12.33 seconds.
"I was feeling kind of sick today, but tried not to dwell on it," said Sanders, who set the only meet record in the three-day event at the Indiana University Natatorium with a 2:15.01 clocking in the 200 medley on Friday -- the third fastest time in the world for the event.
That was voted the meet's top performance and Sanders was also the meet's top scorer with 99 points, having placed third in the 100 butterfly and sixth in the 100 breaststroke.
Spain's Martin Zubero, of the University of Florida, did not win an event but was the top scoring male with 62 points.
Anita Nall, 14, of Towson, Md., established herself as a rising star by winning the 200 breaststroke in 2:38.53.
World record-holder Mike Barrowman, a Churchill High School graduate who attends Michigan, won the 200 breaststroke in 2:17.13.