July 1, 2012
Minnesota sophomore CJ Smith put together an impressive performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle Sunday on the seventh day of the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. The distance specialist finished 13th overall in the event with a time of 15:29.19.
Smith came up short in his bid for a spot in the finals, as only the top eight finishers advanced to Sunday's 1,500-meter freestyle finals that are set to take place Monday night. There will be no preliminaries Monday morning.
Gophers Set Pool Records, Win in Denver
Minnesota earned a pair of dual meet victories against Denver and Wyoming at El Pomar Natatorium.
Gophers Lead Denver, Wyoming on Day 1
Minnesota's men won five swimming events on the first night of competition in Denver.
Barnard, Zhou Post First Place Finishes at the Wally Nakamoto Invitational
Matt Barnard and Yu Zhou post first place finishes at the Wally Nakamoto Hawaii Diving Invitational.