Virginia Advances Four to Finals on Day Three at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
OMAHA, Neb. – Virginia had four swimmers advance to finals in their respective events on Tuesday night at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
The third night started with the women’s 200-meter freestyle. Paige Madden was the second-place qualifier from the semifinals with a time of 1:56.44. Madden was the fourth-fastest from prelims heading into the semifinals.
Leah Smith also advanced to the 200 free finals, finishing eighth with a time of 1:58.22. Smith had the top time from prelims (1:57.52) going into the semifinals.
Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh took on the 200-meter individual medley semifinals. Douglass was the top qualifier from prelims and Walsh entered with the fifth-fastest time in the morning session. Walsh came out strong in the semifinals to swim the fastest time of 2:08.87 as the top qualifier for tomorrow’s final. Douglass finished with the second-fastest time of 2:09.99 to also advance.
Emma Weyant just missed the semifinals, placing 19th overall in 2:00.30 in the 200 free prelims.
Maddie Donohoe competed in the 1500-meter freestyle. She finished 17th overall with a time of 16:43.72.
Ella Nelson just missed the 200-meter individual medley semifinals, finishing in 18th as the second reserve. Nelson swam a time of 2:14.84 in the prelims.
Women’s 200 Free
Prelims: 1st – Leah Smith – 1:57.52; 4th – Paige Madden – 1:58.08; 19th – Emma Weyant – 2:00.30
Semifinals: 2nd – Paige Madden – 1:56.44; 8th – Leah Smith – 1:58.22
Women’s 200 Individual Medley
Prelims: 1st – Kate Douglass – 2:10.53; 5th – Alex Walsh – 2:11.88; 18th – Ella Nelson – 2:14.84
Semifinals: 1st – Alex Walsh – 2:08.87; 2nd – Kate Douglass – 2:09.99
Women’s 1500 Free
Prelims: 17th – Maddie Donohoe – 16:43.72
Wednesday’s Events (Potential UVA Swimmers)
Men’s 100 Free – Matt Brownstead, Jack Walker
Women’s 200 Fly – Abby Harter
Men’s 200 Breast – Noah Nichols, Matt Otto
Men’s 800 Free
Women’s 200 Free – Paige Madden, Leah Smith
Men’s 200 Fly
Women’s 200 IM – Alex Walsh, Kate Douglass
Women’s 1500 Free