June 29, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. - Star sprinter Nathan Adrian won the 100-meter freestyle final to qualify for two Olympic events on Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center. The California alumnus - who clocked a time of 48.10 - clinched berths in the 100 free and in the 400-free relay in London. This marks the second Olympics for Adrian, who won a relay gold medal in the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.
Also on Friday night, Trevor Hoyt, who will be a senior next season, finished seventh - and out of Olympic contention - in the 200-meter breaststroke final in a time of 2:12.18. Swimming in the 200-meter backstroke semifinals, incoming freshman Jacob Pebley (4th, 1:58.71) and alum David Russell (7th, 1:59.66) qualified for Saturday's final.
Senior to be Ben Hinshaw (12th, 2:01.92) and incoming freshman Josh Prenot (14th, 2:02.17) did not reach the 200-meter individual medley final after placing outside the top eight in the semifinals.
The Olympic Trials continue on Saturday with prelims in the men's 50 free, women's 800 free, men's 100 fly and women's 200 back.