Liveblog: 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials
June 25, 2012
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Keep checking back for new updates as the 2012 US London Olympic Swim Trials runs from June 25 to July 2.
12:00 p.m.: Andrew Liang (’14) swam a time of 55.35 seconds in the 100-meter fly, finishing 92nd. He did not qualify for the semi-finals.
1:30 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) finished 54th in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 56:34 seconds. She did not qualify for the semi-finals, nor did she compete in the 100-meter breaststroke.
6:45 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) finished seventh in the 200-meter IM with a time of 2:14.67 and did not qualify for the London Olympics. She will swim again tomorrow morning in the 200-meter breaststroke and the 100-meter freestyle. World record holder Ariana Kukors finished second with a time of 2:11.30, almost five seconds off of her WR time. Stanford and PASA swimmer Maya Dirado took fourth with a time 2:12.26.
12:30 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) finished 21st in the 200-meter butterfly with a time of 2:13.18, and did not qualify for the semi-finals.
Byron Sanborn (’12) finished 87th in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:20.95, and did not qualify for the semi-finals.
PASA’s Bj Johnson finished 10th in the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:13.02, and qualified for the semi-finals
Jasmine Tosky (’12) will swim in the 200-meter IM finals in the evening session. Byron Sanborn (’12) will swim in the qualifying round of the 200-meter breaststroke as one of three swimmers in the first heat. Tosky will also swim in the 200-meter butterfly in the morning session.
7:45 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) finished seventh in the semi-finals of the 200-meter IM, qualifying her for the finals to take place tomorrow evening. She finished eleventh with a time of 1:58.91 in the 200-meter freestyle, and did not qualify for the finals.
12:00 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) has qualified for the semifinals in both the 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter IM. Tosky finished 15th in the 200-meter IM with a time of 2:15.55, and 12th in the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:59.68. US and American Recold holder Allison Schmitt won the 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:58.02.
Jasmine Tosky (’12) will be swimming in the 200-meter freestyle and the 200-meter IM. Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28 will be two of Tosky’s “biggest days,” and she will round out Friday with the 800-meter freestyle race.
Jasmine Tosky (’12) has scratched from the 100-meter breaststroke race. Ally Howe will swim in the 13th of 17 heats in the 100-meter backstroke tomorrow morning.
5:40 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) swam a time of 59.01 seconds in the 100-meter butterfly, good enough for 11th out of sixteen but just short of the top eight needed to qualify for the finals. American record holder Dana Vollmer set a new Olympic Trials and American record, dropping her old time of 56.47 seconds to 56.42 seconds.
2:00 p.m.: Jasmine Tosky (’12) has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100-meter butterfly, posting a time of 59.31 seconds good enough for 11th overall. Veteran Olympian and American record holder Dana Vollmer took an early lead with 56.59 seconds. Natalie Coughlin took fourth with 58.51 seconds.
Tosky scratched in the 400-meter IM, despite swimming the 4:43.90 (almost half a second faster than today’s last-place semifinal qualifier Haley Anderson’s trials qualification time) that earned her a ticket to the trials. However, Anderson today swam a 4:43.17, enough for eighth overall in the qualifying round and only a tenth of a second behind the first-place qualifier, Maya Dirado.
Ally Howe of Sacred Heart Prep and PASA took 29th in the 400-meter IM. She did not qualify for the next round of competition.
PASA’s Adam Hinshaw posted a time of 4:18.95 in the 400-meter IM, swimming in the lane next to reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Michael Phelps (who swam 4:12.51). Hinshaw also took 40th (and did not qualify for the semifinal round) in the 400-meter freestyle race with a time of 3:57.83.
PASA’s Bj Johnson qualified in 16th place for the semifinals of the 100-meter breaststroke, swimming a time of 1:01.80 in the qualification round.
Paly has three athletes, Byron Sanborn (’12), Andrew Liang (’14) and Jasmine Tosky (’12) competing in the trials along with 12 other athletes from their club team, Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA). Rachel Acker (’12), who delivered Tosky’s first and only loss in her high school school career, will also be competing. See what Sanborn had to say about the Olympics Trials thus far.
Sanborn will swim Thursday in the 200-meter breaststroke. Liang will swim Saturday morning in the 50-meter freestyle.
Tosky will compete every day from Monday to Sunday in the 50- , 100- , 200- , 400- , and 800-meter freestyle, 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, 100- and 200-meter butterfly and the 200- and 400-meter IM events.
Hilda Huang is a senior and joined The Viking in her junior year because of her love for athletics. After serving as a copy editor her junior year, she...