June 30, 2012
Minnesota senior Haley Spencer finished seventh overall in the 200-meter breaststroke finals Saturday night with a time of 2:27.82, pacing the Gophers on the sixth day of the U.S. Olympic Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.
Spencer advanced to the 200-meter breaststroke finals after placing eighth overall in the semifinals of the event Friday night with a program long course meter record time of 2:27.21.
Earlier in the day Saturday, recent graduate Ashley Steenvoorden was the Gophers' top finisher in Saturday's preliminaries, as she placed 14th overall in the 800-meter freestyle with a time of 8:39.52.
Tomorrow morning's preliminary schedule includes the 50-meter freestyle, while the evening will include semifinals of the event, as well as the finals of the 200-meter backstroke and 800-meter freestyle.
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Smith Seventh in Olympic 200 Breaststroke
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Smith Advances to 200 Breaststroke Final
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