2016 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
- Sunday, June 26 – Sunday, July 3, 2016
- CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
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This morning at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, 17-year-old Sean Grieshop of Nitro Swimming clocked 4:14.00 in the 400 IM to set a new Junior World Record.
Omega Results for Men’s 400 IM Prelim
Grieshop’s swim today took down the 4:14.07 set by Brazil’s Brandonn Almeida at the Brazil Open last December. His performance this morning was a second and a half faster than his previous best, a 4:15.67.
He now also ranks fourth in U.S. history in his 17-18 age group, behind only Michael Phelps, Tom Dolan, and Chase Kalisz. (JWRs only count swimmers up to 17 years old.)
Here are the top 5 all-time rankings for the men’s 17-18 400 IM:
- Michael Phelps: 4:09.09 (2003)
- Tom Dolan: 4:12.30 (4:12.30)
- Chase Kalisz: 4:12.59 (2012)
- Sean Grieshop: 4:14.00 (2016)
- Jay Litherland: 4:14.93 (2014)
Grieshop goes into the final tonight ranked 5th overall. Kalisz is the top seed with 4:11.86, followed by Ryan Lochte in 4:11.98, Litherland in 4:12.57, and Gunnar Bentz in 4:13.67.