Magnuson Leads 100 Butterfly Qualifiers InOmaha
Jun 29, 2008
Adam Sioui

Christine Magnuson will once again be in lane 4 for tomorrow night's final of the 100 butterfly. Magnuson went out even faster in the semi-final, and still had enough to post the fastest second 50 metres of anyone in the field to post another best time of 57.50 (26.98), less than 2 tenths off Natalie Coughlin's American record.

Elaine Breeden (58.04) and Rachel Komisarz (58.31) both kept their spots from the morning as well, and will surround Magnuson in the final tomorrow night. Kim Vandenberg, silver medalist in the 200 Butterfly at the 2007 Worlds, secured the 8th spot (59.34).

Coughlin decided to forgo this event for her speciality, the backstroke later in the week.