Kukors Finishes Sixth in 400IM

June 29, 2008


Complete Results

OMAHA, Neb. - Washington sophomore Ariana Kukors, who trains locally with King Aquatic Club, finished sixth in the 400-meter individual medley Sunday night at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., falling just shy of an Olympic berth.

Kukors swam 4 minutes, 42.12 seconds to place sixth but just the top two advanced to the Beijing Games. Kukors' time was 9 minutes and 25 seconds shy of second place and 11 minutes shy of the world-record pace set by Katie Hoff.

Kukors swam Sunday morning in the 400 IM preliminaries and finished fifth with a time of 4:40.36 to join seven other swimmers in the finals Sunday evening. Kukors will have five more chances to qualify for the Olympics, including Monday's 100-meter breaststroke.

Other Huskies competing Sunday were Erin Campbell, who finished 54th in the 100-meter butterfly, Russ Mahan who took 41st in the 100-meter breaststroke, and Scott Spansail, who finished 14th in the 400-meter freestyle. Spansail fell just shy of advancing to the finals as the top eight made it to Sunday's final. His time of 3:54.37 was two minutes and 50 seconds shy of eighth.

A total of five Huskies will compete on Monday's second day, including Kukors (100M breaststroke), Campbell (100M backstroke), Genevieve Patterson (100M breaststroke), Jon Banker (100M backstroke) and Kim Jasmer (400M freestyle). Preliminaries get underway at 11 a.m. CT while the finals take place at 6:45 p.m.

The top two in all events other than the 100- and 200-meter freestyle advance to the Olympics in August. The top six in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle advance to the 2008 Olympics.

 

SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (All Times Central)

Sunday, June 29

Erin Campbell - Women's 100-meter butterfly preliminaries - 1:01.12 (54th, did not qualify)
Scott Spansail - Men's 400-meter freestyle preliminaries - 3:54.37 (14th, did not qualify)
Ariana Kukors - Women's 400-meter individual medley preliminaries - 4:40.36 (5th, advances to finals)
Russ Mahan - Men's 100-meter breaststroke preliminaries - 1:03.85 (41st, did not qualify)

Finals
Women's 400 IM - Ariana Kukors - 4:42.12 (6th, did not qualify)

Monday, June 30

Erin Campbell - Women's 100-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Ariana Kukors - Women's 100-meter breaststroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Genevieve Patterson - Women's 100-meter breaststroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Jon Banker - Men's 100-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Kim Jasmer - Women's 400-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 100 BACK semifinal (Campbell)
Women's 100 BREAST semifinal (Kukors, Patterson)
Men's 100 BACK semifinal (Banker)
Women's 400 FREE FINAL (Jasmer)

Tuesday, July 1

Ariana Kukors - Women's 200-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley prelims, 11 a.m.
Kim Jasmer - Women's 200-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.
Danielle Gong - Women's 200-meter individual medley prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 FREE semifinal (Kukors, Jasmer)
Women's 100 BACK FINAL (Campbell)
Men's 100 BACK FINAL (Banker)
Women's 100 BREAST FINAL (Kukors, Patterson)
Women's 200 IM semifinal (Kukors, Gong)

Wednesday, July 2

Evan Bernier - Men's 100-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Men's 100 FREE semifinal (Bernier)
Women's 200 FREE FINAL (Kukors, Jasmer)
Women's 200 IM FINAL (Kukors, Gong)

Thursday, July 3

Ariana Kukors - Women's 100-meter freestyle, 200-meter breaststroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Kim Jasmer - Women's 100-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45
Women's 100 FREE semifinal (Kukors, Jasmer)
Men's 100 FREE FINAL (Bernier)
Women's 200 BREAST semifinal (Kukors)

Friday, July 4

Ariana Kukors - Women's 200-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.
Erin Campbell - Women's 200-meter backstroke prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 BREAST FINAL (Kukors)
Women's 200 BACK semifinal (Kukors, Campbell)
Women's 100 FREE FINAL (Kukors, Jasmer)

Saturday, July 5

Kim Jasmer - Women's 50-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.
Lindsey Sharp - Women's 50-meter freestyle prelims, 11 a.m.

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 200 BACK FINAL (Kukors, Campbell)
Women's 50 FREE semifinal (Jasmer, Sharp)

Sunday, July 6

Finals - 6:45 p.m.
Women's 50 FREE FINAL (Jasmer, Sharp)

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