University of Louisville swimmer Kelsi Worrell breezed through her 100 fly semi-final heat boarding a 57.12 after putting up the second fastest U.S. time ever in the prelims (56.84) Sunday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
She will take on the eight swimmer field tomorrow night. The Top 8 for 100 fly final are: Dana Vollmer (56.90), Kelsi Worrell (57.12), Sarah Gibson (59.02), Cassidy Bayer (58.11), Kendyl Stewart (58.33), Hellen Moffett 58.46), WKU grad Claire (58.76) and Hali Flickinger (58.81).
“I was really trying to be relaxed. It was my second best time ever, so I am excited to see where I am tomorrow. It will be hard to sleep tonight, but I am hoping I will be rested tomorrow and it is my first experience in the semi-finals,” said Worrell. “It is fun. There are so many awesome girls here. It is really rowdy here because we have a huge team here. I did the C-A-R-D-S cheer with them, which is my favorite thing. It calms me that they are all here for me cheering and supporting me. There is no pressure here. I just wanted to stay relaxed and see if I can put it together tomorrow.”
by Nancy Allison Worley
Associate Director, Sports Information