DIII Olympic Trials Coverage: Day 1
The US Olympic Trials are upon us and we are pleased to see a number of DIII athletes competing in this year’s event hosted in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the next week we will be highlighting the performances of the swimmers who will be representing DIII swimming at this years Trials. The most likely to earn themselves a spot looks to be Emory standout Andrew Wilson who debuted in yesterday’s 100m breaststroke preliminary events. His time of 59.87 was good for 5th place heading into tonight’s finals.
Kyle Walthall of York College, this years’ DIII NCAA champion in the 100 breast placed 127th in the event with a time of 1:04.93.
Williams’ Megan Pierce, who won the 400 IM at this years’ DIII NCAAs, finished 103rd in the event with a time of 5:01.60.
Another Williams swimmer, Emma Waddell, who posted the 2nd fastest 100 fly time at this years’ DIII NCAAs, finished 125 with a time of 1:02.45.
Also from Emory, Christian Baker, who placed 3rd at NCAAs in the 500 free competed in the 400m free, his time of 3:57.76 good for 4oth.
In the same event, this years’ 500 free NCAA champion, Andrew Greenhalgh of Johns Hopkins, placed 49th with a time of 3:58.69.
Athletes to Watch for on Monday:
Benjamin Lin, Williams – 100 Back
Julia Wilson, Kenyon – 100 Breast