University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell will be seeded first in the semi-finals of the 100-M butterfly after boarding the fasted time of the field of 134 swimmers at first day at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
Worrell’s preliminary time of 56.84 is a lifetime best and the first sub-57 time and earned her a spot as one of the 16 semifinalists with the top eight moving on to the final on to Monday. A top two finish will earn her a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. She dropped almost a full half second off her personal best time.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist Dana Vollmer had the second-best prelim time, posting a 57.50.
Cardinal Mallory Comerford finished 37th with a personal best time of 1:00.30 and Hannah Magnuson was 86th overall with a 1:01.33. Incoming U of L freshman Grace Oglesby was 55th in 1:00.82.
In the 400-meter freestyle, Trevor Carroll posted a 4:00.01.
In the 400-meter IM, Rachael Bradford-Feldman went 4:53.33. In the men’s 400-meter IM, Nolan Tesone won heat 7 with a 4:22.89. Teammate Ryan Massey was fourth in the same heat with a 4:27.88. Keegan Foulke went 4:27.97 Todd Owen was sixth in his heat with a 1:04.19 in the 100-meter breaststroke, Jarrett Jones went 4:29.16.
by Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information
University of Louisville Athletics