Nall on Swimmer of Year ballot


Anita Nall, a Towson High sophomore who set an American record in the 200-meter breaststroke, is one of 16 listed on the ballot for U.S. Swimmer of the Year.

Nall, who competes for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, broke the record by 2 1/2 seconds with her time of 2:27.08 in the U.S. Spring Nationals in Seattle. She thus qualified for the Pan Pacific Championships last month in Edmonton, Canada, where she finished second in the consolation round, turning in a time of 2:31.10.

The other Marylander named on the ballot is Mike Barrowman of Potomac, world record-holder in the men's 200-meter breaststroke.

The other nominees are Crissy Ahmann-Leighton of Tucson, Ariz., Janet Evans of Placentia, Calif.; Leigh Ann Fetter of Louisville; Nicole Haislett of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Angel Martino of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Eric Namesnik of Butler, Pa.; Jeff Rouse of Fredericksburg, Va.; Summer Sanders of Roseville, Calif.; Melvin Stewart of Fort Mill, S.C.; Dara Torres of Gainesville, Fla.; Seth van Neerden of Wilmington, Del.; Janie Wagstaff of Mission Hills, Kan.; Derek Weatherford of Sarasota, Fla.; and Trip Zedlitz of Oklahoma City.

The winner will be determined by vote of U.S. Swimming's 600-member House of Delegates Friday at the sport's convention in Louisville.

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