CLOVIS, Calif. -- Olympic gold medalist Megan Quann won the 100-meter breaststroke Friday night at the U.S. national swimming championships.
Quann easily won the event she dominated in Sydney with a time of one minute, 8.61 seconds. Her victory was the highlight of a busy fourth day of competition featuring several first-time winners and several perennial champions.
Northern California native Hayley Cope won her first national title with a victory in the 100-meter backstroke. Swimming in front of friends and family, Cope finished in 1:01.89.
Ashley Chandler won her second national title with a time of 4:13.29 in the 400-meter freestyle. She finished 13th in the event at the World Championships.
Chad Carvin, one of the championships' older competitors at 27,
won the 400-meter freestyle for his 16th national title. Jerrod
Marrs, 26, won his first national title in five years with a
victory in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Dana Kirk won the women's 100-meter butterfly, earning a berth on the U.S. Goodwill Games team. She'll be joined on the team by 13-year-old Dana Vollmer, who finished third.
Peter Marshall won the 100-meter backstroke, while Michael Phelps wrapped up the night with a victory in the 100-meter butterfly.
The competition concludes Saturday.