Vandenberg Places Third In 200 Butterfly At Olympic Trials

July 3, 2008

Bruin alum Kim Vandenberg finished third in her signature event, the 200 butterfly (2:08.48), on Thursday at the Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. With that finish, Vandenberg misses a spot on the Olympic team for an individual event by just one place.

Also a volunteer coach for the Bruins, Vandenberg is a relay alternate for the 800 freestyle relay and will head to Beijing in August. In the 100 freestyle, Vandenberg placed 19th in a time of 55.60. Senior-to-be Anna Poteete was also in action on Thursday as she finished 75th in the 100 free with her time of 57.16.

Team Bruin member and three-time Olympic Amanda Beard was second in the semifinal round of the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:25.43 and will swim for a spot on her fourth Olympic team on Friday. In the morning session heats, Beard had the third-fastest time of the day with a swim of 2:26.86.

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