Chandler and Silver Swim in U.S. Olympic Trials

July 12, 2004

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Sophomore All-American Ashley Chandler finished 34th in the 800-meter freestyle preliminary at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials this morning. In 2004, Chandler set a new school record at the NCAA Championships, seizing fourth in the 400-meter free. She also finished fourth in the 200-meter free and was a member of the NCAA champion 800-meter free relay team.

Sophomore Helen Silver finished 38th in the women's 200-meter backstroke preliminaries. The All-American touched the all in 2:21.28.

Gary Hall Jr. and Sabir Muhammad, who trained this spring with the men's program in Berkeley, advanced to the men's semi-final in the 100-meter freestyle today at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Hall, the former gold-medalist and American record holder (21.76) in the event, finished first in the preliminary at 22.19.

2004 U. S. Olympic Team Trials

Women 800 LC Meter Freestyle Preliminaries34 Chandler, Ashley 20 California Aquatics 8:59.04

Women 200 LC Meter Backstroke38 Silver, Helen 20 California Aquatics 2:21.28

Men 50 LC Meter Freestyle Preliminaries 1 Hall, Gary 29 California Aquatics 22.19 8 Muhammad, Sabir 28 California Aquatics 22.78

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