June 25, 2012
Four members of the Minnesota women's swimming team competed in the opening day of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials Monday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., with recent graduate Kristen Steenvoorden leading the quartet of Gophers at the event.
Steenvoorden placed fourth in her heat and 77th overall as Minnesota's lone representative in the preliminaries of the 400-meter individual medley, clocking a time of 4:57.94.
Sophomore Rebecca Weiland was the Gophers' top finisher in the 100-meter butterfly, posting a time of 1:02.28 to place 101st overall, while fellow sophomore Tori Simenec placed 123rd on the day with a time of 1:02.83. Senior Annalise Colton rounded out the trio with a time of 1:03.46, which was good for 146th overall.
Tomorrow morning's preliminary schedule includes the 100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke and the 400-meter freestyle. The evening will include semifinals of the 100-meter breaststroke and the 100-meter backstroke, as well as the finals of the 400-meter freestyle.
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