ND's Kuper reaches finals in two events

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Notre Dame senior Jameson Kuper was seeded third in his two individual events after preliminaries Friday at the state swimming meet at the St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peter's, Mo.

Kuper, who was also part of the Bulldogs' two relay teams, was the area's lone finalist. He finished the 200-yard freestyle event in 1 minute, 44.37 seconds and completed the 100 breaststroke in 59.72 seconds.

By finishing in the top eight in prelims, Kuper qualified for today's finals in those two events.

Central's Jason Mercer placed 10th-place in the 50 free (22.37).

Area preliminary results

200 medley relay -- 16, Central (Daniel Austin, Payton Waggener, Jason Mercer, Hunter Givens), 1:43.31; 28, Notre Dame (Jordan Voss, Adam Reinagel, Jameson Kuper, Edward Doyle), 1:47.52.

200 free relay -- 17, Central (Givens, Waggener, Austin, Mercer), 1:33.31; 27, Notre Dame (Kuper, Voss, Lance Carroll, Doyle), 1:34.99.

400 free relay -- 30, Central (Austin, Waggener, Mercer, Givens), 3:31.79.

200 free -- 3, Kuper (ND), 1:44.37; 27, Kris Metje (C), 1:51.18; 30, Jake Meyer (C), 1:52.39.

100 breaststroke -- 3, Kuper (ND), 59.72; 27, Waggener (C), 1:04.65.

50 free -- 10, Mercer (C), 22.37.

100 free -- 29, Givens (C), 51.04.

500 free -- 20, Metje (C), 4:58.50; 31, Meyer (C), 5:04.06.

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