Columbia, Mo. –February 14, 2010- TYR athletes Amanda Weir and Nick Thoman were both victorious on Satuday, February 13th at USA Swimming’s Missouri Grand Prix meet. Wearing TYR’s new Tracer high-performance technological suits, both U.S. national team members bettered their morning performances to enjoy their first wins of the meet.
Weir won the 50m freestyle after winning the event at the 2009 Missouri Grand Prix with a quick 25.64. After the victory, she shared her thoughts on both the performance and her first race in the Tracer C-Series shortjohn.
“I was happy with the win and also happy that my stroke felt nice and long,” Weir said. “The C-Series was great-I loved the new straps that provided added range of motion. Also, the compression panels in the core made my body position feel higher in the water.”
Thoman, also racing in the Tracer C-Series, entered the finals of the 100m backstroke against a talented field that included three U.S. national team members and one Olympian. A leading first fifty (26.54) gave him the needed distance to keep his edge and touch first in 54.40. He was ahead of second by .41.
The final evening of competition at the 2010 Missouri Grand Prix finishes Sunday, February 14th with Thoman racing in the 200m backstroke, Weir in the women’s 100m freestyle, and TYR’s William Copeland in the finals of the men’s 100m freestyle. Be sure to visit TYR.com for final results.