Buck Takes 4th in 100 Breaststroke at SA Nationals

Rory Buck broke his own Whitworth pool record in the 100 Breaststroke (photo by Jeff Ferguson)
Rory Buck broke his own Whitworth pool record in the 100 Breaststroke (photo by Jeff Ferguson)

DURBAN, South Africa – Whitworth senior Rory Buck finished in fourth place in the championship finals of the 100-meter breaststroke at the South African Aquatics Championships on Tuesday evening.

Buck's final time was 1:02.85.  Cameron Vander Burgh, the short course world recordholder in the event, won the race with an automatic Olympic qualifying time of 59.90.

Buck has posted a personal lifetime best mark of 1:02.36 in Monday's semifinals.

Buck will now turn his attention to the 200 distance, which is his specialty.  He will compete in the preliminaries and semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.  The championship final is on Friday.