Will Licon places third in finals of 200 breast at Olympic Trials

OMAHA, Neb. — Previous University of Texas star Will Licon narrowly skipped earning his spot with Staff United states immediately after a 3rd-area exhibiting in the finals of the two hundred-meter breaststroke on Thursday night time at the U.S. Olympic Staff Trials – Swimming. Sophomore Jake Foster concluded sixth in the finals of the two hundred breast.  

The leading-two finishers in the specific swimming situations at the U.S. Olympic Trials gain spots on the official Staff United states roster. Nic Fink won the celebration in a time of 2:07.fifty five, while Andrew Wilson claimed his Olympic spot with a second-area finish (2:08.32). Licon touched the wall in a time of 2:08.fifty, just .18 seconds guiding Wilson. Foster, who competent with the seventh-speediest time throughout Wednesday’s semifinals with a individual-most effective 2:10.13, concluded sixth in Thursday’s remaining at 2:11.24.

Immediately after submitting the sixth-speediest overall performance in the two hundred-meter backstroke (one:58.09) in the morning prelims, senior Austin Katz returned in the evening and registered the second-speediest time (one:56.26) of the semifinals to qualify for Friday night’s remaining.

The Longhorns had been represented by a trio of swimmers in the evening semifinals of the two hundred-meter specific medley, and a pair innovative to Friday night’s remaining. Freshman Carson Foster, who recorded the 3rd-speediest time in the morning prelims (one:58.ninety five), registered the fourth-speediest overall performance in the semifinals with a time of one:57.77. Previous Longhorn Sam Stewart also moved on to Friday’s remaining by submitting the fifth-speediest time in the semis (one:58.37). Just 70 minutes immediately after finishing his sixth-area energy in the remaining of the two hundred breast, Jake Foster returned to the pool and concluded 10th in the semifinals of the two hundred IM with a time of one:fifty nine.seventy two.

Preliminary Session Highlights

  • 3 Longhorns participated in the morning prelims of the two hundred-meter backstroke. Senior Austin Katz innovative to the evening semifinals by submitting the sixth-speediest time (one:58.09) in the prelims. Sophomore Peter Larson put 35th in a time of 2:02.66, while sophomore Ethan More difficult concluded in 45th area (2:05.fifteen).
  • Six Longhorns competed in the two hundred-meter specific medley morning preliminaries, and a few innovative to the evening semifinals. Freshman Carson Foster registered the 3rd-speediest time in the prelims (one:58.ninety five), while former Longhorn Sam Stewart posted the fifth-speediest energy in the morning (one:fifty nine.fifteen). Sophomore Jake Foster also acquired his spot in the semifinals by recording the twelfth-speediest time in the prelims (2:00.seventy two). Junior Braden Vines put twenty third with a time of 2:02.17, while incoming freshman Tim Connery was 35th at 2:03.28. Junior Andrew Koustik concluded in 46th area with a time of 2:06.seventy two.