Scholz Finishes 5th In 400m Freestyle at Paralympic Games

Sept. 11, 2008

BEIJING, China - Loyola sophomore swimmer Phil Scholz finished fifth in the 400-meter freestyle at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing's Water Cube.

Scholz clocked a time of 4:57.21 in the event final to record his best finish in a final of the games. The time was Scholz's best by over five seconds in the event.

In his first event, Scholz finished eighth in the 100-meter butterfly.

"I went in with more confidence so am definitely feeling a little bit stronger," Scholz said. "My two best events are out of the way so I'm hoping to get personal bests and make it to the finals in my remaining three events."

In Thursday's qualifying for the 400-meter freestyle, Scholz placed third in his event with a time of 5:02.07 to place third in his heat and qualify fifth.

Scholz continues his program tonight at 9:29 p.m. (Baltimore time) in the preliminaries of the 100-meter freestyle, his third of five events at the games.

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