Jul 1, 2012 10:47 PM
OMAHA, Neb. - Four Arizona women swimmers qualified for the finals of the 50 free on Sunday night, making up half of the field for Monday night's finals at Olympic trials.
Christine Magnuson will enter as the second seed, Margo Geer as the sixth, Kait Flederbach as the seventh and former UA swimmer Lara Jackson will be eighth.
"(The women's 50 free) a combination of a lot of experience and very little experience," Associate head coach Rick DeMont said. "I'm really pleased. When you're in the final, everyone has a shot, but you have to get there. When you make the final, anything can happen."
Three swimmers posted strong events in semifinal action as Giles Smith finishd in eighth place in the 100 fly and Matt Grevers and Adam Small finished sixth and seventh in 50 free.
"I was really happy with Matt's 50," DeMont said. "For him, that was just good speed and experience for what is coming ahead. I know Small really stepped up to make the final. He moved up a place and dropped some time. If you're standing there, in that final, you're a fast swimmer and the world is watching."
The trials will conclude on Monday night with the women's 50 free and men's 1500 free finals.
(Courtesy: Arizona Athletics)