IRVINE, Calif. – Texas A&M’s Cammile Adams won her third straight U.S. national title with her win in the 200-meter butterfly on Wednesday at the 2014 Phillips 66 National Championships at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center.
Also a two-time NCAA Champion in the race, Adams, a 2014 senior from Cypress, Texas, added to her trophy case with a dominating win in the 200 fly. Entering the final as the top seed with a time of 2:08.06 in the prelims, Adams lopped nearly a full second off to crush the field by nearly two seconds in 2:07.12. The victory qualified Adams for a spot on Team USA for the upcoming Pan-Pacific Championships, which will be contested at Gold Coast, Australia later this month.
On her Facebook account, Adams posted: “Super-excited to head to Australia with Team USA! Can’t wait for some more fast swim this week though! #swimming #funnestsport.”
Also competing well at Nationals was Texas A&M senior-to-be Sarah Henry, from Garner, N.C., who grabbed an eighth-place finish in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:32.42.
Three other Aggies competed in the opening day of the national championships. Senior Emily Neubert took fourth in her heat of the 200 with a 2:18.26. Senior Sammie Bosma took third in her heat of the 100 free with a time of 56.24. Junior Colleen Konetzke won her heat of the 800-meter freestyle in 8:47.45.Many other Aggies will join Henry, Neubert, and Bosma for the second day of the championships while Adams and Konetzke get the day off. These will include 2014 senior Breeja Larson and sophomore Sarah Gibson as well as incoming freshmen Bethany Galat, Lisa Bratton, and Brock Bonetti.