Scholz 8th In First Paralympics Final, Sets American Record

Sept. 9, 2008

BEIJING, China - Loyola College sophomore swimmer Phil Scholz advanced to the final of the 100-meter butterfly (S11 Category) and finished eighth in the 2008 Paralympic Games.

The event was the first of Scholz's five-event program at the Games. All competition is being held in Beijing's Water Cube, host of the 2008 Olympic Games earlier this summer.

Scholz swam a time of 1:11.76 in the final, just ahead of his mark of 1:11.93 in the preliminaries.

He set an American Record in the 50-meter butterfly with his time of 32.17 in the first half of the race.

Spain's Enhamed Enhamed set a World and Paralympics Record, winning the event with a time of 1:01.12.

Scholz continues his Paralympics schedule on Wednesday, September 10, at 10:50 p.m. (Baltimore time) in the preliminaries of the 400-meter freestyle.

Complete results from the Paralympic Games are available on the Paralympics Home Page.

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Scholz's Schedule at the 2008 Paralympics

Monday, September 8 - 9:44 p.m. - 100m Butterfly (S11) Heat 2
Tuesday, September 9 - 5:44 a.m. - 100m Butterfly (S11) Final
Wednesday, September 10 - 10:50 p.m. - 400m Freestyle (S11) Preliminaries
Thursday, September 11 - 6:49 a.m. - 400m Freestyle (S11) Final
Thursday, September 11 - 9:29 p.m. - 100m Freestyle (S11) Preliminaries
Friday, September 12 - 5:20 a.m. - 100m Freestyle (S11) Final
Friday, September 12 - 9:00 p.m. - 100m Backstroke (S11) Preliminaries
Saturday, September 13 - 5:00 a.m. - 100m Backstroke (S11) Final
Saturday, September 13 - 9 p.m. - 50m Freestyle (S11) Preliminaries
Sunday, September 14 - 5 p.m. - 50m Freestyle (S11) Final