Olympic Trials: Day 1

By Reach for the Wall Staff

The Trials started yesterday & if it’s any indication of what the next 7 days will entail, we’re in for a real treat! Two American records went down in the prelim & semifinal heats, with Michael Andrew setting the 100 Breaststroke mark in the prelims (58.19, the prior mark was 58.64), then going faster in the semi-final in 58.14! Earlier in the semi-final round, Torri Huske (AAC) electrified the crowd in the first heat of 100 Butterfly, by hitting the turn at the 50 under world record pace, and finishing in a new American record: 55.78, just 3 tenths shy of the World Record!

Here’s the rundown of events that occurred yesterday:

Sunday, June 13Sunday, June 13
Men’s 400 Individual MedleyMen’s 400 Individual Medley – FINAL
Women’s 100 ButterflyWomen’s 100 Butterfly – Semifinal
Men’s 400 FreestyleMen’s 400 Freestyle – FINAL
Women’s 400 Individual MedleyWomen’s 400 Individual Medley – FINAL
Men’s 100 BreaststrokeMen’s 100 Breaststroke – Semifinal

Other PVS Athletes that competed are:

Men’s 400 IM:
Sean Conway (UVA/NCAP) placed 26th: 4:26.50
Women’s 100 Butterfly:
Torri Huske (AAC) top seed for finals 6/14: 55.78
Izzy Gati (Kentucky/NCAP) 22nd: 59.43
Phoebe Bacon (Wisconsin/NCAP) 31st: 59.78
Miki Dahlke (Mach) 43rd: 1:00.42
Abigail Harter (NCAP) 45th: 1:00.51
Women’s 400 IM:
Sophie Duncan (NCAP) 30th: 4:50.07
Men’s 100 Breaststroke:
Jakob Frick (NCAP) 44th: 1:03.21

Today’s Events (prelims already underway):

Monday, June 14Monday, June 14
Women’s 100 BackstrokeWomen’s 100 Butterfly – FINAL
Men’s 200 FreestyleMen’s 200 Freestyle – Semifinal
Women’s 100 BreaststrokeWomen’s 100 Breaststroke – Semifinal
Men’s 100 BackstrokeMen’s 100 Breaststroke – FINAL
Women’s 400 FreestyleWomen’s 400 Freestyle – FINAL
Men’s 100 Backstroke – Semifinal
Women’s 100 Backstroke – Semifinal

We are hopeful things go well for Torri tonight- The 100 Butterfly Final will be the first event!

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