San Antonio, Texas (SMU) - SMU sophomore Celina Lemmen finished in 13th place overall in the 50 LC meter freestyle on day one at the 2004 U.S. Open on Thursday. She touched the wall in 26.83 in the prelims to participate in the ‘B’ final. Her time in the final heat was 26.92.
Newcomers took center stage on Thursday as three participants 18-years-old or younger won events. Youngsters such as Jennifer Forster, Alexi Spann and Erica Meissner made their marks Thursday night by winning their respective events. All three are current or former National Junior Team members.
Lemmen will return to action on Friday in the 200 LC meter freestyle and the 2004 U.S. Open continues through Saturday.