Olympic Trials Day 2: Torri Huske wins the 100 Butterfly!


By Attain for the Wall Workers

All through the prelims and semifinals of the Ladies’s 100 Butterfly, Torri Huske (AAC) took command of her races and final night time was no completely different. Torri blasted off the blocks and charged to the entrance, touching the wall on the 50 in 25.65 (her quickest first 50 of her 3 races), virtually 3 tenths away from her closest competitor, Claire Curzan, and seven tenths forward of third place finisher Kate Douglass. Torri by no means regarded again as she additionally posted the quickest 2nd 50 (30.01) to the touch the wall first in 55.66, setting a brand new American Report, simply 2 tenths shy of the World Report!

In case you missed it, NBC has the replay:


Within the second race of the night time, the Males’s 200 Freestyle semi-final, Andrew Seliskar (CAL/NCAP), who had the highest seed time coming into Trials, cemented his place in finals by ending seventh in 1:46.95. The 200 Freestyle closing is scheduled for tonight and will probably be a detailed and tactical race, the place ‘normally’ the highest 6 swimmers will probably be named to the Olympic crew.

The subsequent race that featured a swimmer with ties to the DMV was the Males’s 100 Breaststroke. After all the storyline coming into the race was the success of Michael Andrew and his try to not solely make his first Olympic crew, but additionally try to go beneath 58 seconds (his prelim swim was 58.19, his semifinal was 58.14, every swim setting an American Report). Whereas Michael Andrew did prevail, it was not with out a combat from 2nd place finisher Andrew Wilson (Bulldog/Emory/NCAP). Andrew Wilson touched the wall on the 50 in 4th place, ~7 tenths behind the chief Michael Andrew. He charged again on the second 50, posting the quickest cut up (31.05) to the touch the wall 2nd, solely .01 out of first place! At age 27 , Andrew Wilson has made it on his first Olympic crew!

Full replay:

The subsequent closing of the night time featured Katie Ledecky (Stanford/NCAP) within the 400 Freestyle, one of many three occasions the place she holds the World Report . Whereas she didn’t scare the World Report, she received the race handily, touching 1st in 4:01.27. This win secures the third straight Olympic crew for Katie! The race for 2nd was thrilling because it was a toss-up going into the 250, with Paige Madden, Leah Smith and Emma Nordin all hitting the wall at 2:31. Paige Madden finally separated herself from the group to take the 2nd spot in 4:04.86.

The final occasion of the night time, the place an athlete from the DMV competed, was the Ladies’s 100 Backstroke Semifinal. The media focus is deservedly on the previous world document holder (her document was damaged this week by Australian Kaylee McKeown), Regan Smith. Regan had the highest qualifying time from prelims with native standout Phoebe Bacon (Wisconsin/NCAP) posting the fifth quickest time. Within the semifinal race, Phoebe drew lane 3, subsequent to Regan and touched the wall third within the warmth. Phoebe’s time 59.62 certified her sixth general for the ultimate, scheduled to compete tonight.



Different PVS Athletes that competed- Congratulations!!:

Ladies’s 100 Backstroke:
Caroline Bentz (Virginia Tech/NCAP) twenty eighth: 1:01.66
Ladies’s 100 Breaststroke:
Anna Keating (UVA/Machine) twenty first: 1:09.39
Jaycee Yegher (UVA/RMSC) fortieth: 1:10.85
Brynn Curtis (Auburn/York) forty second: 1:11.00
Males’s 100 Backstroke:
Sean Conway (UVA/NCAP) forty eighth: 56.21
Ladies’s 400 Freestyle:
Erin Gemmell (NCAP) eleventh: 4:11.57
Madelyn Donohoe (FISH) 18th: 4:13.95
Chase Travis (Virginia Tech/NCAP) twenty eighth: 4:15.97
Paige McKenna (NCAP) thirty fourth: 4:17.50

In the present day’s schedule of occasions:

Tuesday, June 15 Tuesday, June 15
Ladies’s 200 Freestyle Ladies’s 200 Freestyle – Semifinal
Males’s 200 Butterfly Males’s 200 Freestyle – FINAL
Ladies’s 200 Particular person Medley Ladies’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
Ladies’s 1500 Freestyle Males’s 100 Backstroke – FINAL
Ladies’s 100 Breaststroke – FINAL
Males’s 200 Butterfly – Semifinal
Ladies’s 200 Particular person Medley – Semifinal

All of the prelim swims can be found by way of NBC Sports activities on-line:



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