Three Maine swimmers came up short Monday night in their efforts to advance at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials.

James Wells, a former four-year Maine high school state champion for Morse High of Bath missed by four-tenths of a second for the time that advanced a swimmer to the semifinals. Emma Waddell of Bangor and Bath’s Caitlin Tycz, competed in the prelims of the 100-meter butterfly. Tycz recorded a time of 1:01.7 in the prelims while Waddell, a junior at William College, finished in 1:02.4. A time of 59.8 earned a lane in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, Brooke Zeiger, daughter of former University of Maine swimmer and Bucksport native Whitney Leeman Zeiger, narrowly missed the finals in the 400-meter individual medley finishing in 4:42.4, fractions behind 4:42.0, the final qualifying time for the championship field.

The Olympic Trials continue through Sunday.


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