Former Gopher Keri Hehn will compete in the 200 breaststroke final at the United States Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Neb. Hehn competed in the semifinals tonight and placed third overall to advance to tomorrow night's finals at the Qwest Center.
Hehn finished second overall after the prelims with a time of 2:25.93, while Rebecca Soni won the prelims in a time of 2:24.65. She went on to compete in the semifinals tonight and placed third overall behind Soni and Amanda Beard. Soni won the semis in a time of 2:23.05, while Beard followed in 2:25.43 and Hehn placed third in 2:26.51. She finished ahead of Megan Jendrick and Caitlin Leverenz, who placed fifth and sixth overall.
Also competing in the fifth day of the eight-day trials was Kait Strickland in the 200 breast. She held her best time of 2:31.95 and placed 20th overall. Minnesota also had three swimmers compete in the 100 freestyle in Stacy Busack, Meredith McCarthy and Megan Braun. Busack led the way with a 44th overall finish in 56.23, while McCarthy followed in a time of 56.96 (65th) and Braun held a time of 58.63 (99th).