OMAHA, Neb. – Arkansas rising sophomore Jessie Garrison took to the pool for the second time this week at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials as she competed in the 200-meter individual medley preliminaries Tuesday.
Garrison placed sixth in heat one, finishing 92nd overall with a time of 2 minutes, 21.48 seconds. It was her fourth-fastest time ever in the event. The swimmers with the 16 fastest times among all 13 heats advanced to the evening semifinal.
“Jessie competed well in an event that isn’t her specialty,” head coach Neil Harper said. “We are excited to be swimming at the fastest meet in the world and look forward to her competing again tomorrow.”
Garrison will compete in the 200-meter butterfly Wednesday, her final event at the Trials.
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:
Wednesday, June 29
Women’s 200-meter butterfly (Jessie Garrison)
Thursday, June 30
Women’s 200-meter breaststroke (Madison Strathman)