Larson Posts U.S. Olympic Trial Time in 50 Free
ST. GEORGE, Utah (April 22, 2021) – Washington State senior Chloe Larson recorded a U.S. Olympic Trials Wave II time in the 50 freestyle while competing at the St. George Sectional Meet in Utah Wednesday afternoon.
Larson, a 2021 NCAA participant and 2021 50 freestyle Pac-12 Conference Champion, recorded a 25.26 split during the 100 freestyle at the long course meters event. The 25.26 mark is tied for the No. 12-fastest time by an American this year.
The Rapid City, S.D. native competed in the 50 free and 100 free at the NCAA Championships this past March. In February, Larson made program history at the Pac-12 Championships, giving Washington State its first Pac-12 individual champion with a win in the 50 freestyle. Larson finished the 2020-21 season with the top three 50 free times and the top two 100 freestyle times in WSU history. Larson was the second Cougar swimmer in the last three seasons to earn a trip to the NCAA's, joining fellow teammate Mackenzie Duarte who earned an invite in 2019.
Larson is the fifth Cougar to post an Olympic trail qualifying time. In addition to Larson, Mackenzie Duarte recorded a qualifying U.S. Olympic Trials time in the 200 breast, Taylor McCoy did so in the 200 back and Lauren Burckel in the 200 breast and 100 breast during the 2019 summer. The 2020 U.S. Olympic Team Trails have been rescheduled for the 2021 summer in Omaha, Neb. Mia Zahab recorded Olympic Trial times for Team Canada in seven events.