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Sabir Muhammad Wins Two Events At FINA Cup
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/28/1999

Nov. 18, 1999

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Stanford alum Jenny Thompson broke her own world record in the 50-meter butterfly Thursday night to conclude the two-day FINA Cup meet at the University of Maryland. Thompson won the 100-meter fly and the 50-meter freestyle Wednesday night, then had a record-setting Thursday. She broke the U.S. Open records in both the 100-meter free and the 100-meter individual medley, then, only 16 minutes after the 100 IM, she broke her own world record in the 50-meter fly. All events were contested in a 25-meter pool.

On the men's side, Stanford alum Sabir Muhammad won both the 50-meter flyand the 100-meter fly, placed second in the 50-meter free and took third in the 100-meter free. Stanford alum Tom Wilkens had the fastest time in the 400-meter IM but was disqualified. Wilkens placed second in the 200-meter breaststroke, third in the 200-meter IM and fourth in the 100-meter breast. Two 1999 graduates, Dod Wales and Matthew Pierce, also competed. Wales was second to Muhammad in the 100-meter fly and was fifth in the 100-meter IM, while Pierce was fifth in the 100-meter fly.

Also on the women's side, Stanford sophomore Shelly Ripple won the 200-meter fly, was fourth in the 100-meter IM, fifth in the 200-meter IM, sixth in the 100-meter fly and seventh in the 50-meter fly. University of Florida grad and three-time U.S. Olympian Dara Torres, who is training at Stanford with Coach Richard Quick, produced several notable finishes in her first major meet in seven years. Torres was the runner-up to Thompson in the 50-meter free and the 100-meter free, and placed third in both the 50-meter fly and the 200-meter free.

FINA Cup, Nov. 17-18, College Park, Md.

(Stanford results only -- 25-meter course)

men's 100 free - 3) Sabir Muhammad, 49.04, 23) Dod Wales, 50.85.
women's 200 freestyle - 3) Dara Torres, 1:58.32.
men's 400 IM - DQ) Tom Wilkens (had fastest time at 4:13.32).
women's 100 butterfly - 1) Jenny Thompson, 57:64, 6) Shelly Ripple, 1:00.27.
women's 200 IM - 5) Shelly Ripple, 2:14.69.
women's 50 freestyle - 1) Jenny Thompson, 24.74, 2) Dara Torres, 24.81.
men's 200 breaststroke - 2) Tom Wilkens, 2:12.77.
men's 100 IM - 5) Dod Wales, 57.22.
men's 50 butterfly - 1) Sabir Muhammad, 23.72, 10) Dod Wales, 24.87, 16) Matthew Pierce, 25.19.
women's 100 freestyle - 1) Jenny Thompson, 53.49 (new U.S. Open record, old record, 53.53, Thompson, 1998), 2) Dara Torres, 54.07.
men's 100 breaststroke - 4) Tom Wilkens, 1:02.47.
men's 100 butterfly - 1) Sabir Muhammad, 52.39, 2) Dod Wales, 53.22, 5) Matthew Pierce, 54.60.
women's 200 butterfly - 1) Shelly Ripple, 2:10.02.
men's 200 IM - 3) Tom Wilkens, 2:00.61.
men's 50 freestyle - 2) Sabir Muhammad, 22.16, 18) Dod Wales, 23.52.
women's 100 IM - 1) Jenny Thompson, 1:01.00 (U.S. Open record, old record, 1:01.95, Marianne Limpert, 1998), 4) Shelly Ripple, 1:03.26.
women's 50 butterfly - 1) Jenny Thompson, 26.00 (new world, American and U.S. Open record, old record, 26.05, Thompson, 1998), 3) Dara Torres, 26.81, 7) Shelly Ripple, 27.61.


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