University of Tennessee senior swimmer Pam Hanson competed in four events over the weekend at the Phillips 66 U.S. Swimming Senior National Championships on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.
Hanson advanced to the finals of a pair of events, the 200-meter backstroke and 100m backstroke. Her best performance came in the 200m back where she competed in the B final and finished ninth overall with a time of 2:16.74 in the finals after swimming 2:18.10 in the preliminaries. Her time in the 200m back finals was more than two seconds faster than her clocking at the 2000 Olympic Trials last summer.
Hanson also competed in the C final for the 100m back, where she finished 18th with a clocking of 1:04.46 in the finals. She registered a time of 1:04.82 in the preliminaries of the 100m back to advance. Earlier this season, Hanson earned All-America honors in the 100-yard backstroke, 100y butterfly and 200y backstroke.
In the other two events, Hanson also posted solid finishes. She took 23rd in the 100m butterfly with a time of 1:02.63 in the preliminaries. She also finished 32nd in the 200m individual medley with a clocking of 2:22.54.