Fresno swimmer Cheyenne Coffman wins again on Grand Prix circuit

The Fresno BeeJune 21, 2014 

Cheyenne Coffman, right, smiles next to Madison Kennedy after winning the 50-meter freestyle finals during the Santa Clara International Grand Prix swim meet in Santa Clara on June 21, 2014.

JEFF CHIU — ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fresno swimmer Cheyenne Coffman established another personal best in her post-collegiate career — and did it again on a prime national stage.

Coffman won the women's 50-meter freestyle race Saturday at the Arena Grand Prix in Santa Clara, finishing in 25.12 seconds.

An All-American when she swam for Fresno Pacific, Coffman's previous best of 25.16 was at the Grand Prix stop in April in Mesa, Ariz., competing then in a field filled with Olympians.

Coffman, who graduated from Fresno Pacific in 2012 and now is a volunteer assistant at Fresno State, is vying for a spot on the U.S. team for the 2015 Pan American Games.

Coffman, also a Sierra High alum, was a semifinalist at the 2012 Olympic Trials, placing 10th in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:00.94.

Madison Kennedy was second to Coffman on Saturday at 25.23, and Carmel's Amy Bilquist third in 25.32.

The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service