INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Chris Satterthwaite, Chuck Katis and Christian Carbone each competed at the 2012 U.S. Open Swimming Championships last week where they turned in several personal bests while vying for a spot on Team USA for the 2013 World University Games.
“We are proud of our swimmers who competed at the U.S. Open,” commented Tim Murphy, the Ulen-Brooks Endowed Coach for Harvard Men's Swimming and Diving. “The number of personal best times is directly related to the quality of work they put in the pool and weight room this spring and summer. We are looking forward to the upcoming college season and the USA Swimming World Championship qualification meet next summer. Our swimmers have the knowledge and dedication required to achieve great things and we are dedicated to offering these opportunities on a year-round basis.”
Satterthwaite competed in the 50, 100 and 200 free and narrowly missed qualifying for the World University Games in both the 100 and 200. His best performance came in the 200 free as he qualified for the consolation finals with a prelim time of 1:51.74. He then set a new PR of 1:51.60 in the final, good for 14th place overall.
Satterthwaite also made the bonus final in both the 50 and 100 free, and won the 100 free bonus final with a PR of 50.41 to place 17th. His PR of 23.35 in the 50 free bonus final put him 21st overall. Satterthwaite missed making the World University Games roster by one place in the 100 free and by two places in the 200 free.
Katis took to the pool in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, and like Satterthwaite reached the finals in all three events. His best finish came in the 100 breast as he qualified for the consolation finals with a personal best time of 1:02.85 in the prelims. He then swam a 1:02.73 in the finals to finish 13th. In the 200 IM, Katis reached the consolation final with a PR of 2:05.13 while his time of 2:05.20 in the final put im in 15th place overall. The rising sophomore also made the bonus final in the 200 breast, recording a time of 2:17.17 in the prelims before notching a PR of 2:16.78 to finish 18th.
Carbone competed in five events at the U.S. Open and reached the consolation finals in the 400 IM. He sat in ninth place after posting a PR of 4:24.52 in the prelims, and finished in 11th overall with a finals time of 4:24.58. He also swam the 200 IM (26th, 2:06.55), 200 fly (25th, 2:03.39), 100 breast (34th, 1:05.78) and 200 breast (30th, 2:20.02), recording personal bests in all four events.