Bowman sets pace in the pool at Youth Worlds
Natalie Bowman (Lodi, Calif.) had the fastest swim time in the women's field on Saturday during the women's individual final at the UIPM Youth World Championships in Tata, Hungary. Bowman's time of 2:13.13 puts her in first place heading into the fencing and combined run/shoot events on Sunday. Runner-up Emilija Serapinaite of Lithuania had a time of 2:14.98 while her sister, Ieva, placed third in 2:17.41.
Other Americans in action on Saturday were Paige Witter (Denver, Colo.) in 27th (2:24.03), Kristina Troyanski (Austin, Texas) in 67th (2:54.60) and Meredith Pinkerton (Hudson, Ohio) in 71st (3:08.36).
The men's field conducted both the fencing and swimming disciplines on Saturday and will conclude with the combined run/shoot on Sunday. Kirill Kasyanik of Belarus leads the field with 2320 points, followed by Russia's Oleg Naumov (2284) and Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Koshelnik (2276).
Aaron Lane (Farmington, Minn.) sits in 59th place with 1888 points, while Andrew Tapia (Novato, Calif.) is in 77th place with 1564 points.
For complete results go to www.pentathlon.org.