July 12, 2012 - by
Day Three: US Olympic Trials

June 28, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. – While representing North Palm Beach Swim Club, sophomore to-be Connor Knight posted a career best time in the 200 fly at 2:02.08 en route to a top 50 finish at the 2012 Olympic Trials.

Knight’s entry time at 2:03.95 was he previous best, which was done at the 2011 ConocPhillips National Championships during a time trial after a disappointing swim in the prelims of the event. He plans to repeat that fate as he’s scheduled to time trial the 200 fly on Thursday.

With that swim, Knight joined classmate Josh Friedel and incoming freshman Sami Pochowski in finishing in the top half of their events.

Elizabeth Pepper made her Olympic Trials debut as a member of the Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club yesterday. She competed in the 200 free, posting a time of 2:05.88.

Olympic Trial Blog- Day 3

Although Tyler Ball competed in the 400 IM on Monday, he takes a moment to reflect on the biggest meet of his career.

As I leave Omaha today I think of all the great memories and experiences I’ve gained from this trip. Racing in the fastest and deepest meet in the world was an honor to be a part of. It was also neat having the College World Series going on as well. It really added to the experience, especially since FSU was there. Even though I did not have the meet I was hoping for I look forward to get back in the water and start training again. Everything I did this week will forever be in my memories. Who knows maybe I’ll be back in 2016 for another Olympic Trials!