Sunday, June 29, 2008

Way to Go, Clark! (and Other Kentucky Swimmers)

Louisville native and St. X alum Clark Burckle swam like he was on fire at this morning's U.S Olympic team trials in Omaha. Clark placed 7th in the men's 400 meter individual medley prelims with a time of 4:18:78. He has qualified to advance to the next round. Clark is a member of the Lakeside SeaHawks and attends college at Florida State.

Ryan Lochte edged out Michael Phelps for first place with a time of 4:13:38.

Update: Clark did not swim his 100 breast (maybe resting up for semi-finals in the IM). In the women's 100fly, Lakeside's Rachel Komisarz placed 3rd (58:44), and former Wildcat Aquatics swimmer Elaine Breeden placed 2nd in prelims (58:03). Manual and Lakeside team mates Leah Reinhardt and Abbie Fish also swam. Reinhardt finished 58th (1:01:34) and Fish placed 94th (1:02:31).

Update: Clark held seventh place (4:19:24). Michael Phelps beat Ryan Locte with a new world record in the finals of the men's 400 IM.

Rachel finished second in the semi-finals of the women's 100 fly and Elaine Breeden finished third. Both advance to the finals.

We are proud of all our Kentucky swimmers just for qualifying for the trials!

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