March 30, 2000
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Ginger Lakos of the Purdue women's swim team finished 20th in the 100-meter free at the U.S. Senior National meet in Federal Way, Wash. The junior from Budapest, Hungary swam a lifetime best 57.59, a U.S. Olympic trial consideration time, but more importantly the fastest time by a Hungarian freestyler in this Olympic year.
"I'm very happy for Ginger," coach Cathy Wright-Eger said. "All the hard work and dedication she has put in is finally paying off for her. She has come a long way from her native country and had to make a lot of adjustments. It is satisfying to see something good come out of all her effort."
In other races, Briana Reina finished 32nd in the 200-meter breast in a lifetime best 2:40. For the men, Gui Rego was the top finisher for Purdue with his 25th place time of 2:23.83 in the 200-meter breast. Juan Rodela was 30th in the 200 back and Javier Diaz 39th in the 100-meter free.
The meet will resume on Thursday.