Auburn Swimmer Breaks American Record

A pair of Auburn swimmers qualified for the World Championships.

Indianapolis, Ind.--Former Auburn All-American Mark Gangloff broke the American record in the 100-meter breaststroke as he won the qualifier for a spot on the United States Team for the 2009 world swimming championships on Tuesday evening at the ConocoPhillips National Championships.

Gangloff swam a time of 59.01 to break the record of 59.13 held by Brenden Hansen.

Another Auburn swimmer, Eric Shanteau, finished second in the event and will also represent the United Sates at the FINA World Championships scheduled for July 26 through August 2 in Rome. Shanteau swam a time of 59.45.

Adam Klein, an Auburn junior, posted a time of 1:00.99 to finish seventh in the 100 breaststroke.

Another Auburn swimmer, senior Maggie Bird, was seventh in the women's 400-meter freestyle finals in a time of 4:13.72.

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