OMAHA, Neb. – For the second straight day and third time this week, Arkansas rising junior Jessie Garrison represented the Razorbacks at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.
In her final event of the Trials, Garrison placed fifth in heat five of the 200-meter butterfly preliminaries, finishing 54th overall with a time of 2 minutes, 16.37 seconds. The swimmers with the 16 fastest times among all 10 heats advanced to the evening semifinal.
Rising sophomore Madison Strathman is set to close competition for the Razorbacks on Thursday in the 200-meter breaststroke.
About The Trials
The Trials serve as the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Team competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The top two finishers in each race earn an Olympic berth and the top six finishers in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle can advance to fill out relay teams.
The preliminary heats for each day will begin at 10 a.m. CST, with semifinal and final heats starting at 6:45 p.m.
NBC Sports will live stream the Trials and will include all of the prelims and finals sessions. The road to Rio for U.S. swimmers will be available in high definition via NBC Sports Live Extra at NBCSports.com/Live, or through the NBC Sports app.
Razorbacks at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials:
Thursday, June 30
Women’s 200-meter breaststroke (Madison Strathman)