2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
- Sunday June 26th-Sunday July 3rd, 2016
- Century Link Center – Omaha, Nebraska
- Friday-Sunday – Prelims – 11:00 am EDT Finals – 7:45 pm EDT
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This morning’s prelims are going to be short and sweet, at least for the first half of the morning.
The women will compete in the 50m freestyle where SwimMAC Carolina’s Madison Kennedy is the top seed with a time of 24.45.
The entirety of the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team, with the exception of Allison Schmitt, will be competing in the women’s splash-and-dash.
Lia Neal, Simone Manuel, and Abbey Weitzeil will be in heat 17. Both Amanda Weir and Dana Vollmer will be in the final heat, heat 18.
On the other side of the coin, the men will be racing the mile today where Connor Jaeger is the top seed. Jaeger is the American record holder in the event.
He’ll be racing against Michael McBroom and Clark Smith in the final heat, heat number 10.
WOMEN’S 50m FREESTYLE
Top seed: Madison Kennedy (24.45)
World record: 23.73 – Britta Steffen (Germany)
American record: 24.07 – Dara Torres
U.S Open record: 24.13 – Cate Campbell (Australia)
U.S Nationals record: 24.25 – Dara Torres
JR World record: 24.74 – Rikako Ikee (Japan)
2012 Winning Time: 24.50 – Jessica Hardy
Top seed Madison Kennedy will be going into the semifinals as the top seed after dropping a 24.52 int he final heat of the women’s 50m freestyle. Kennedy was well ahead of her heat.
Second was Simone Manuel who raced 100m freestyle champion Abbey Weitzeil in the second last heat. Weitzeil had the lead, but Manuel began to close in on it as they both reached for the wall. Manuel had the magic touch, winning the heat in 24.57 compared to Weitzeil’s 24.58.
100m backstroke champion Olivia Smoliga is the fourth seed after putting up a 24.78.
Both Dana Vollmer and Kelsi Worrell made the semifinal in the sixth and eighth spots respectively.
Of the top sixteen, eight swimmers are already on the Olympic roster.
- Madison Kennedy (24.52)
- Simone Manuel (24.57)
- Abbey Weitzeil (24.58)
- Olivia Smoliga (24.78)
- Katrina Konopka (24.90)
- Dana Vollmer (24.96)
- Ivy Martin (25.05)
- Kelsi Worrell (25.12)
- 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)
For official results click here.
MEN’S 1500m FREESTYLE
Top seed: Connor Jaeger (14:41.20)
World record: 14:31.02 – Sun Yang (China)
American record: 14:41.20 – Connor Jaeger
U.S Open record: 14:45.54 – Peter Vanderkaay
U.S Nationals record: 14:45.54 – Peter Vanderkaay
JR World record: 14:51.55 – Mack Horton (Australia)
2012 Winning Time: 14:52.19 – Andrew Gemmell
American record holder Connor Jaeger already established himself as the clear leader heading into Sunday night’s final in the 1500m freestyle. This morning he was a comfortable 14:58.59 to lead the heads.
Jordan Wilimovsky, who’s already qualified for the Olympics for open water, took the second seed with a 15:05.89.
Michael McBroom, PJ Ransford, and Zane Grothe make up the remainder of the top five.
Most notably Sean Ryan missed the final.
- Connor Jaeger (14:58.59)
- Jordan Wilimovsky (15:05.89)
- Michael McBroom (15:07.42)
- PJ Ransford (15:09.04)
- Zane Grothe (15:11.72)
- Robert Finke (15:15.52)
- Clark Smith (15:17.08)
- Chris Wieser (15:17.10)
For official results click here.