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Nov 16, 2008
Marchand confident after a record day
TYLER HEMSTREET; For The News Tribune
Breaking one's records less than 12 hours after setting them might be a daunting task for some swimmers.
Not for Peninsula’s Lindsey Marchand, who all but guaranteed lower times and two individual state titles in today’s finals.
"I'm expecting it," she said.
The UCLA-bound senior set a Class 3A state and meet record in the 100-yard butterfly and broke another meet record in the 100 breaststroke Friday at the girls state swimming and diving championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.
Back after taking two years off to train for the Olympics, Marchand swam the 100 butterfly in 53.34 seconds to set the record.
"I was expecting to go 53 (seconds) but not a 53 low," she said. "(Tomorrow) expect something else … something fast."
Marchand broke the previous state record of 53.99, set by Bremerton’s Dana Kirk in 2001.
Another meet record fell by the wayside when Marchand finished the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:04.66, besting the previous mark of 1:03.45 set eight years ago by Newport's Lola Woodworth.
Marchand also helped the Seahawks relay team qualify in the 200 medley (1:52.32) and 400 free (3:44.61). Read more...