Elaine Breeden Earns Olympic Berth in 100 Meter Butterfly

June 30, 2008

Omaha, Neb. - Stanford's Elaine Breeden captured the first berth for a Cardinal athlete on the 2008 USA Olympic Swimming Team this evening, finishing second in the finals of the 100 meter butterfly with a time of 58.21 seconds - just a tenth of a second behind the winner.

Breeden, who just completed her sophomore year on The Farm, will be making her first trip to the Olympic Games when she travels to Beijing, China for the 44th Olympiad. The Lexington, KY native is not done at the Olympic Trials, as she will also compete in the 200 meter fly and the 50 meter freestyle in Omaha.

Brooke Bishop also turned in a solid performance in the 100 fly, finishing fourth with a time of 58.54 seconds. The 2007-08 senior still has a chance at Beijing, as she will also a pair of freestyle distances (100 and 50 meter).

Continuing a strong day for Stanford's women swimmers was Tara Kirk, who will enter tomorrow evening's 100 meter breaststroke final with the third fastest qualifying time (1:07.19) among the eight finalists.

Day One Recap (Sunday, June 29, 2008)
Day one of the 2008 USA Olympic Swimming Trials is in the books, with Stanford women swimmers enjoying a strong showing. Leading the way was Elaine Breeden, who enters tomorrow evening's 100 meter butterfly final with the second fastest qualifying time among the eight finalists at 58.04 seconds. She will be joined in the final by Brooke Bishop, who posted a qualifying time of 58.98.

Julia Smit turned in a fine performance in her first of five Trials events, falling just shy of her initial Olympic berth by placing third in the finals for the 400 meter Individual Medley (top two swimmers advance to Beijing). The Stanford junior-to-be swam the event in a time of 4:35.73.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Sunday, June 29

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 400 IM

Women's 100 Fly

Men's 400 Free

Women's 400 IM

Men's 100 Breast

7 p.m. - Finals

Men's 400 IM - Final

Women's 100 Fly - Semifinals

Men's 400 Free - Final

Women's 400 IM - Final

Men's 100 Breast - Semifinals

Monday, June 30

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 100 Back

Men's 200 Free

Women's 100 Breast

Men's 100 Back

Women's 400 Free

7 p.m. - Finals

Women's 100 Back - Semifinals

Men's 200 Free - Semifinals

Women's 100 Fly - Final

Men's 100 Breast - Final

Women's 100 Breast - Semifinals

Men's 100 Back - Semifinals

Women's 400 Free - Final

Tuesday, July 1

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 200 Free

Men's 200 Fly

Women's 200 IM

7 p.m. - Finals

Women's 200 Free - Semifinals

Men's 200 Free - Final

Women's 100 Back - Final

Men's 100 Back - Final

Women's 100 Breast - Final

Men's 200 Fly - Semifinals

Women's 200 IM - Semifinals

Wednesday, July 2

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 100 Free

Women's 200 Fly

Men's 200 Breast

7 p.m. - Finals

Men's 100 Free - Semifinals

Women's 200 Free - Final

Men's 200 Fly - Final

Women's 200 Fly - Semifinals

Men's 200 Breast - Semifinals

Women's 200 IM - Final

Thursday, July 3

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 100 Free

Men's 200 Back

Women's 200 Breast

Men's 200 IM

7 p.m. - Finals

Men's 200 Breast - Final

Women's 100 Free - Semifinals

Men's 200 Back - Semifinals

Women's 200 Fly - Final

Men's 100 Free - Final

Women's 200 Breast - Semifinals

Men's 200 IM - Semifinals

Friday, July 4

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 50 Free

Women's 800 Free

Men's 100 Fly

Women's 200 Back

7 p.m. - Finals

Men's 50 Free - Semifinals

Women's 200 Breast - Final

Men's 200 Back - Final

Women's 200 Back - Semifinals

Men's 200 IM - Final

Women's 100 Free - Final

Men's 100 Fly - Semifinals

Saturday, July 5

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 50 Free

Men's 1500 Free

7 p.m. - Finals

Women's 200 Back - Final

Men's 100 Fly - Final

Women's 800 Free - Final

Men's 50 Free - Final

Women's 50 Free - Semifinals

Sunday, July 6

11 a.m. - Preliminaries

No session

7 p.m. - Finals

Women's 50 Free - Final

Men's 1500 Free - Final

TELEVISION SCHEDULE

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Sunday, June 29 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

Monday, June 30 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

Tuesday, July 1 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

Wednesday, July 2 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

Thursday, July 3 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA

Friday, July 4 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

Saturday, July 5 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

Sunday, July 6 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

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