Davis Places Ninth In 100 Breaststroke At U.S. Olympic Trials

July 12, 2004

SEATTLE- Two former Husky swimmers have advanced to the semifinal races at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in Long Beach, Calif. Justin Adrian placed 13th in today's 100-meter butterfly preliminary to advance to the semifinal, while Phil Davis placed ninth in Thursday's 100-meter breaststroke semifinal to fall just short of the eight-man 100 breaststroke final.

Washington's Olympic hopes ride on Adrian's semifinal performance tonight as he will need to place in the top eight to advance to tomorrow's final race. The Huskies also have one more shot at a female Olympic competitor as Washington assistant coach Kim Harada will swim in the 50-meter freestyle on Tuesday. Harada is seeded 13th in the event with a time of 25.81.

Davis set the tone for Team Starbucks, the training team made up of current and former UW swimmers, with a ninth place finish in the 100-meter breaststroke on Thursday. His time of 1:03.14 was faster than his 1:03.34 mark in the preliminary race, which placed him 11th, and was a solid swim after mononucleosis had limited his training over the last several weeks.

Also posting respectable swims at the Trials were Derek Rose, who placed 32nd in the 100 backstroke (58.40), and Harada, who placed 25th in both the 100 freestyle (57.08) and 100 backstroke (1:04.62).

For complete schedules and results from the 2004 USA Swimming Olympic Trials, visit www.usaswimming.org.

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