Rio Olympic Trials in USA day 7 Scheduled Events:
- Women’s 50 Freestyle
- Men’s 1500 Freestyle
Women’s 50 Free in Rio Olympic Trials in USA day 7:
Entering the meet with the fastest seed time was Madison Kennedy of SwimMAC who maintained her spot atop the qualifiers list with a swift 24.52 in prelims. that point sits simply behind her seventh ranked 24.45 from the Mesa stop of the arena pro Series.
After clocking the highest two times in last night’s one hundred freestyle, sprint superstars Abbey Weitzeil and Simone Manuel continued to dazzle with a sprint battle in heat seventeen. Manuel got her hand a shy .01 before Weitzeil to grab the second-place seed going into tonight’s semi-final with a 24.57. Weitzeil returns as third with a 24.58.
Newly minted Olympian Olivia Smoliga picked up the fourth place seed with a time of 24.78, while Katrina Konopka was fifth overall with a 24.90.
Three-time Olympian dana Vollmer finished sixth in prelims with a 24.96 to be the last contestant under the 25-second mark.
Ivy Martin (25.05) and Kelsi Worrell (25.12) rounded out the highest eight qualifiers.
Amanda Weir (25.15)
Lia Neal (25.16)
Maddie Locus (25.27)
Katie Meili (25.37)
Anika Apostalon (25.43)
Taylor Schick (25.48)
Caitlin Cooper (25.51)
Anya Goeders (25.53) return as the 9-16 for tonight’s semi-finals.
Men’s 1500 Free in Rio Olympic Trials in USA day 7:
Club Wolverine’s Connor jaeger held a decisive lead throughout the ultimate heat the men’s 1500 free to become the only swimmer under the 15-minute mark. Jaeger, the american Record holder during this event with a 14:41.20, stopped the clock at a decisive 14:58.59 to qualify almost seven seconds sooner than the rest of the field for tomorrow’s final.
Jordan Wilimovsky, who has already earned an Olympic berth within the 10K Open Water race, finished second overall in prelims with a 15:05.89 from heat 9.
Michael McBroom, swimming within the same heat as jaeger, did his best to hold near the american Record holder finishing third overall with a 15:07.42.
P.J. Ransford picked up a fourth place seed for tomorrow’s finals with a time of 15:09.04, simply before Zane Grothe’s 15:11.72.
The young Robert Finke grabbed the sixth place seed with a 15:15.52.
Clark Smith and Chris Wieser announce times of 15:17.10 and 15:17.51 respectively for seventh and eighth.
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