16-year-old Camille Spink Launches Wave II Qualifications on Day 1 of Trials

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

WOMEN’S 100 FREE

  1. Camille Spink (NCAP) – 55.25 (Projected seed: 34)
  2. Kristina Paegle (ISC) – 55.91 (Projected seed: 52)

MEN’S 100 FREE

  1. Patrick Sammon (AQUASN) – 49.94 (Projected seed: 47)
  2. Luke Miller (EA) – 50.05 (Projected seed: 48)

WOMEN’S 200 FLY

  1. Katie Trace (OSU) – 2:12.57 (Projected seed: 48)
  2. Emma Sticklen (KATY) – 2:12.58 (Projected seed: 49)

MEN’S 200 FLY

  1. Carl Bloebaum (RAYS) – 1:58.90 (Projected seed: 35)
  2. Colby Mefford (SMST) – 1:59.63 (Projected seed: 51)

WOMEN’S 100 BACK

  1. Autumn Haebig (HUSK) – 1:01.23 (Projected seed: 39)
  2. Kobie Melton (UARK) – 1:01.89 (Projected seed: 54)

MEN’S 100 BACK FINALS

  1. Jacob Steele (ISC) – 55.23 (Projected seed: 36)
  2. Nathaniel Stoffle (SPAC) – 55.28 (Projected seed: 38)

WOMEN’S 800 FREE

  1.  Hayden Miller (CFSC), 8:39.81 (Projected seed: 35)
  2. Abigail McCulloh (SA-GA), 8:42.17 (Projected seed: 41)

MEN’S 800 FREE

  1. Garrett McGovern (NAVY), 8:11.25 (Projected seed: 70)
  2. Luke Johnson (NAVY), 8:12.13 (Projected seed: 71)

The highest-ranked swimmer of Day 1 going into Wave II is 16-year-old Camille Spink in the 100 free. Her time of 55.25 ranks her 34th among American women. She was also the first swimmer of the evening to earn a spot in Wave II.

Carl Bloebaum saw the biggest jump in his rank going into Wave II. Before his prelims race, he was ranked 54th and by the end of the evening he had jumped up to a 35th place rank among the Americans. 16-year-old Hayden Miller also made a significant improvement in her rank in the 800 free. She went from 51st to 35th after winning the timed final in the evening of Day 1.

Autumn Haebig went a personal best time in the 100 back to claim her spot in Wave II. Haebig is currently ranked 39th going into next weekend. She is also the top seed going into the Wave I 200 free on Saturday and is ranked 55th in the country.

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CraigH
3 months ago

So swimmers can earn a spot in Wave II just by hitting the time standards at Wave I Trials? I thought the entry deadline had already passed, and only the top 2 finishers got to move on.

Hswimmer
Reply to  CraigH
3 months ago

No. Just the top 2 can go.

Smith-King-Dahlia-Manuel
3 months ago
Jonathan
3 months ago

Once a swimmer gets Top Two and qualifies any event into Wave II, what is the point of swimming additional events in Wave I? It seems like they can now swim any of their other events next week in Wave II. This is one wrinkle I’m not sure I understand. It seems like an immediate scratch of everything else is the logical plan, and save it for next week.

Thirteenthwind
Reply to  Jonathan
3 months ago

I don’t think they’re able to compete in anything they haven’t been top 2 in for Wave II. So if they want more than one swim, that’s the point.

run-dmc
Reply to  Jonathan
3 months ago

A lot of these swimmers need the racing experience. Time to get some quality feedback, and watch the video.

Plus, another chance to be interviewed by Elizabeth Beisel.