Three Maine Swimmers Come Up Short at Olympic Trails
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.