April 6, 1998
A handful of USC swimmers competed at the 1998 Phillips 66 Spring National Championships at the University of Minnesota,s University Aquatics Center in Minneapolis.
* Sophomore Bret Awbrey finishing second in the 200-meter fly in 2:01.06. The time was good enough to make the United States team for the 1998 Goodwill Games later this summer.
* The team of freshman Gabe Woodward, Awbrey, sophomore Scott Greenwood and junior Mike Williams won the national championship in the 400-meter free relay in 3:26.92, barely off the school record time of 3:26.74 set in 1986. * The team of Awbrey, Williams, Greenwood and Woodward also took fourth in the 800-meter free relay in 7:50.28.
* Williams, who qualified first in prelims in 54.38, finished third overall in the 100-meter fly in 54.50, just missing the cut for the Goodwill Games team.
* Greenwood, who failed to make USC,s NCAA squads the last two years, swam a great 50-meter free, finishing 13th overall in 23.72. Williams took 19th in 23.87 and Woodward was 21st in 23.98.
* Four current and former Trojans will compete for the United States at the Goodwill Games in New York from July 28 to August 2. They are current Trojans Lenny Krayzelburg (senior) and Awbrey and recent alums and 1996 Olympic gold medalists Kristine Quance and Brad Bridgewater. Among the prizes offered at the Goodwill Games is a $50,000 bonus for setting a world record. Krayzelburg currently owns the American record in the 200-meter back (1:57.87) and is within reach of the world mark (1:56.57). In addition, his best mark in the 100-meter back (54.43) is less than a second off the world record (53.86).