OMAHA, Neb. – Nikki Daniels and Madison Strathman represented Arkansas swimming in the 100-meter breaststroke preliminaries Monday at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials.
Strathman, a rising sophomore from Kearney, Missouri, finished 57th overall with a time of 1 minute, 10.80 seconds. It was her third-fastest time ever in the event. A two-time All-American who competed for the Razorbacks from 2011-15, Daniels was 119th overall in 1:13.76. The swimmers with the 16 fastest times among all 13 heats advanced to the evening semifinal.
“Madison had a strong swim today,” head coach Neil Harper said. “She has really been working on some new, improved techniques, and we are getting there.” She performed well on this big stage and gained some valuable experience and confidence. We are looking forward to her 200-meter breaststroke in three days.”
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.
Rising sophomore Jessie Garrison is set to compete in the 200-meter individual medley Tuesday.
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 online at NBCSports.com/Live, or through the NBC Sports app.
Razorbacks at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials:
Tuesday, June 28
Women’s 200-meter individual medley (Jessie Garrison)
Wednesday, June 29
Women’s 200-meter butterfly (Jessie Garrison)
Thursday, June 30
Women’s 200-meter breaststroke (Madison Strathman)