Impressive Day Three
OMAHA, Neb. – Another Cardinal swimmer is Tokyo Bound.
Incoming freshman Regan Smith held off a late charge in the final 15 meters to claim victory in the 100m back at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Tuesday at the CHI Health Center.
Smith – who signed with Stanford in 2020 but deferred enrollment for a year after the postponement of the Olympics – swam 58.35 to make her first Olympic team.
The day after making her third Olympic team, Katie Ledecky advanced to the finals in both the 200m free (1:57.58 / 1:55.83) and 1500m free (15:43.10) after she posted the fastest time in both events. Ledecky will be joined in the finals of the 200m free by senior Brooke Forde who used a late charge in the final 20 meters to finish second in her heat of the semifinals, 1:57.82.
Torri Huske also advanced to the final of the 200 IM with a sixth-place showing in the semifinals (2:11.42).
Stanford continues the Olympic Trials tomorrow with the prelims and semifinals of the 200m fly, and the finals of the 200m free, 200m IM and 1500m free.
200m Free: 2. Katie Ledecky- 1:57.58 (Q), 7. Brooke Forde- 1:58.72 (Q), 12. Torri Huske- 1:59.48 (Q), 17. Morgan Tankersley- 2:00.27 (R), 24. Lillie Nordmann- 2:00.78, 49. Isabel Gormley- 2:04.22
200m IM: 8. Torri Huske- 2:12.51 (Q), 51. Zoe Bartel- 2:23.20,
1500m Free: 1. Katie Ledecky- 15:43.10
200m Free: 1. Katie Ledecky- 1:55.83 (Q), 5. Brooke Forde- 1:57.82 (Q), 11. Torri Huske- 1:59.27, 16. Morgan Tankersley- 2:00.85
200m IM: 6. Torri Huske- 2:11.42 (Q)
100m Back: 1. Regan Smith- 58.35 (Q)