Three-Way Swim Off Will Determine Men’s 100 Back Semis Qualifier


Three swimmers tied for sixteenth place in the men’s 100 backstroke prelims this morning at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

17-year-old Austin Katz of the Sarasota YMCA, Club Wolverine’s 18-year-old Cameron Craigand Mizzou’s Carter Griffin all swam their prelims in 55.41.

Unless one of the three decide to scratch, which is highly unlikely, a swim off among the three athletes will determine the final qualifier of the men’s 100 backstroke.

Katz is the defending FINA Junior World Championships gold medalist. Craig is an Arizona State commit and Michigan High School record holder, and Griffin is a rising Mizzou junior who places 12th in the 200 back at this year’s NCAA Championships.

David Plummer posted the fastest time in the event this morning, clocking 53.22 to lead the field.

You can find the full results of the men’s 100 backstroke prelims here.

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Allen Hillman
6 years ago

Yes. Only one would need to scratch. Two of the three will advance.

6 years ago

Go Cameron!

6 years ago

Wouldn’t only one need to scratch? They all tied for 15th.

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Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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