[David Toney - For Shaw Media]
“I knew [Will] was a great breaststroker and same with Charlie,” Kamps said. “I knew they would be coming up on me, so I just had to try to get the lead at the 100 and hold it, but it didn’t really work out.”
Still, it was the highest individual finish of Kamps’ career, made more noteworthy by the fact he smashed a 20-year old school record in Friday’s prelims with a time of 1:50.40. The old mark had been held by Chris Meyer, the 1998 runner-up in the event.
“I kind of knew I was going to get it,” Kamps said. “I just wanted to see how fast I could make the new record. Can’t [fail to] be too happy with a best time.”
Myhre was happy to be racing alongside Kamps and Simpson, who have competed against each other throughout their high school careers. Only Scheinfeld’s presence prevented them from going 1-2-3 in the I.M.