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Bel Air's Kalisz takes 8th in 200 butterfly at national championships

12:42 AM EDT, June 26, 2013

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Chase Kalisz, a 19-year-old from Bel Air, took eighth Tuesday in the men's 200-meter butterfly final in Phillips 66 National Championships in Indianapolis.

Kalisz, one of five swimmers from the North Baltimore Aquatic Club to compete, finished in 1minute, 58.06 seconds. William Buese, 16, took the 19th spot in the event (2:01.56).

Kalisz will compete in the 200 breaststroke today; his specialty is the 400 individual medley, which is Thursday. NBAC's Allison Schmitt, a six-time Olympic medalist from Pittsburgh, got second in the "B" final of the women's 100 freestyle. Schmitt finished in 54.98 seconds for the 10th overall spot. She was followed by 17-year-old Cierra Runye, who won the event's "C" final in 17th place overall in 55:62. Schmitt will compete in the 200 freestyle today.

Gillian Ryan, 17, rounded out the day for the NBAC with third place in the women's 800 freestyle.

The NBAC finished the first day tied for 17th place for men's competition and in eighth for women.

From Sun staff reports