Austin Katz places third in the 200 back final at Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. — University of Texas senior Austin Katz narrowly missed earning his place with Workforce Usa right after a third-position showing in the finals of the two hundred-meter backstroke on Friday evening at the U.S. Olympic Workforce Trials – Swimming. Freshman Carson Foster and former Longhorn Sam Stewart finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the two hundred-meter particular person medley ultimate.

The top rated-two finishers in the particular person swimming situations at the U.S. Olympic Trials generate spots on the formal Workforce Usa roster.

In the two hundred back again ultimate, Katz positioned third in a time of one:55.86. Ryan Murphy gained the occasion with a time of one:fifty four.20, although Bryce Medford claimed his Olympic place by ending 2nd (one:fifty four.79).

Foster positioned fourth in a time of one:57.99, although Stewart finished fifth (one:fifty eight.02) in the two hundred IM ultimate. Michael Andrew claimed the earn in a time of one:55.44, and Chase Kalisz took 2nd at one:fifty six.ninety seven.

The Longhorns ended up represented by a trio of former swimmers in the evening semifinals of the a hundred-meter butterfly but none ended up ready to qualify for Saturday’s ultimate. Jack Conger claimed the initial reserve place for the ultimate by submitting the ninth-speediest time in the semifinals (52.19). John Shebat finished in eleventh position (52.28), although Maxime Rooney positioned twelfth (52.sixty four).

Preliminary Session Highlights

  • Nine Longhorns participated in the early morning prelims of the a hundred-meter butterfly, and a few advanced to the evening semifinals. Previous Longhorn Jack Conger tied for the ninth-speediest time in the prelims (52.23), and former Longhorn Maxime Rooney posted the eleventh-speediest time in the early morning (52.thirty). Previous Longhorn John Shebat also qualified for the semifinals with the sixteenth-speediest performance in the prelims (52.sixty three).
  • Junior Drew Kibler finished in twenty third position (fifty three.10), although sophomore Cole Crane positioned 32nd (fifty three.forty two). Freshman Zac Van Zandt attained a thirty sixth-position finish in a time of fifty three.61, and freshman Coby Carrozza took forty ninth (fifty four.19). Freshman Ethan Heasley and junior Andrew Koustik both of those tied for 56th position in a time of fifty four.sixty two.