Haas, Kibler claim U.S. Olympic Team spots

OMAHA, Neb. — Previous College of Texas star Townley Haas and junior Drew Kibler punched their tickets to the Tokyo Olympics by positioning 2nd and third, respectively, on Tuesday night in the finals of the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Workforce Trials – Swimming. Haas will compete for Workforce United states in the 200 cost-free, although Kibler will be a part of Haas on the four x 200-meter freestyle relay.

The prime-four finishers in the 200 cost-free at the U.S. Olympic Trials make places on the official Workforce United states roster. Workforce United states may elect to incorporate the fifth and sixth-location finishers to its relay pool when it announces the official roster on June twenty.

Haas, who earned a gold medal on Workforce USA’s four x 200-meter freestyle relay in the Rio Olympics in 2016, will make his 2nd physical appearance in the Olympic Games. Kibler will make his Olympic debut.

Kieran Smith gained the party in a time of one:forty five.29 and was adopted by Haas in 2nd (one:forty five.sixty six). By declaring the prime two places in the final, Smith and Haas will compete for Workforce United states in the 200-meter freestyle. Kibler placed third in a individual-finest time of one:forty five.92, although Andrew Seliskar took fourth (one:forty six.34). Kibler and Seliskar will be a part of Smith and Haas on the four x 200-meter freestyle relay in Tokyo.

Freshman Carson Foster, who placed ninth in Monday’s semifinals, was included to Tuesday’s final right after Luca Urlando decided to scratch to concentration on the 200 fly. Foster completed eighth in Tuesday’s final in a time of one:forty six.sixty seven.

The Longhorns also have been represented by a pair of swimmers in the night semifinals of the 200-meter butterfly. Previous Texas star Jack Conger placed 11th in a time of one:fifty seven.84, although sophomore Cole Crane registered a sixteenth-location demonstrating (2:00.73).

Preliminary Session Highlights

  • 4 Longhorns competed in the early morning prelims of the 200-meter butterfly. Sophomore Cole Crane registered the 15th-finest time in the prelims with a individual-finest hard work of one:fifty eight.33, and former Longhorn Jack Conger experienced the sixteenth-finest time in the early morning (one:fifty eight.37) to advance to the night semifinals. Junior Andrew Koustik placed forty third (2:02.27), and sophomore Ethan More durable completed 47th (2:04.40).