Moses Finishes Fourth In 200 Breaststroke At Olympic Trials
July 11, 2004
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Former UVa standout and volunteer assistant coach Ed Moses (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock) came up short in his bid to make the U.S. Olympic Team as he placed fourth in the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke Sunday evening (July 11) at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials at the Charter All Digital Aquatic Centre in Long Beach, Calif. Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit), a 2004 UVa graduate, advanced to the finals of the 200-meter backstroke by finishing eighth in the semifinals.
Moses, who battled an illness throughout the Olympic Trials, finished fourth in the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:14.12 and missed a return trip to the Olympic Games. Moses won a silver medal in the 100-meter breast and a gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Moses was fifth in the semifinals of the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:15.00 Saturday evening. He was third in the prelims Saturday morning with a time of 2:15.86. Brendan Hansen won the 200-meter breaststroke with a world record time of 2:09.04.
Wagner moved into Monday evening’s final of the 200-meter backstroke by finishing eighth in the semifinals with a time of 2:01.36. Wagner was ninth in the morning preliminaries with a time of 2:01.95.
In the 200-meter individual medley, rising fourth-year Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) placed 21st in the prelims with a time of 2:05.86, but did not advance to the semifinals.
The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials continue Monday with several Cavaliers competing. In addition to Wagner in the finals of the 200 backstroke, Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) will compete in the 50-meter freestyle. Rising third-year Rachael Burke (Bethesda, Md./Good Counsel) and second-years Kimi Kelly (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Ursuline School) and Rory Schmidt (Phoenix, Ariz./Arcadia) will all swim the 800 freestyle. Fourth-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), who finished third in the 200-meter butterfly, will swim the 100 fly. Third-year Corey Berg (Hyde Park, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt) will compete in the 200-meter backstroke.