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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In the first semifinal of the men’s 200 breast, Josh Prenot unleashed a 2:08.41 to vault himself to the third-fastest performer in the event in American history.
200 Breast All-Time Top Performers in American History
- Eric Shanteau 2:07.42
- Kevin Cordes 2:07.81
- Josh Prenot 2:08.41
- Brendan Hansen 2:08.50
- Nic Fink 2:08.89
In his battle in semifinal 1 with Will Licon, Prenot was out fast in 1:01.68 to Licon’s 1:01.85. Prenot won ultimately, while Licon touched 2nd. Licon’s 2:09.08 ties him for 7th with Cody Miller and Scott Spann.
Prenot previously sat at fourth with a 2:08.58, and has leap-frogged Brendan Hansen for the third spot on the list.
One semifinal later, Kevin Cordes broke the U.S. Open record with a new best time of 2:07.81 which brings him closer to Eric Shanteau‘s 2009 American record.
Prenot’s time was fast enough to qualify him 2nd to the 200 breast final tomorrow night behind only Cordes, and the Cal Aquatics stud could be looking at his first-ever Olympic berth in perhaps his best event in long course.