Bentz '14 Wins 400 IM Title At National Championships
August 19th, 2015
SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- Georgia’s Gunnar Bentz claimed the title in the men’s 400-meter individual medley on Thursday at the Phillips 66 National Championships.
Bentz, a sophomore for the Bulldogs, touched in 4:14.16. Bentz was nearly three seconds better than Travis Mahoney’s 4:17.00 and Sean Grieshop’s 4:17.02.
Former Bulldog Andrew Gemmell placed fourth in the consolation final of the 400 individual medley in 4:21.12.
Senior Hali Flickinger came in second in the 400-meter freestyle as she stopped the clock in 4:07.93, trailing only Lindsay Vrooman’s 4:07.88. Former Lady Bulldog Allison Schmitt placed sixth in the event in 4:09.59.
Flickinger also took seventh in the 100-meter butterfly with a time of 59.64.
Junior Emily Cameron (2:12.54) and sophomore Meaghan Raab (2:13.96) were fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 200-meter individual medley.
Freshman Aidan Burns came in fifth in the “C” final of the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 3:56.99.
The Phillips 66 National Championships will continue on Friday and will conclude on Monday.
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