Stewart Finishes Third In U.S. Olympic Trials 100 Fly|
June 27, 2016
Recent graduate Kendyl Stewart finished third in the 100m fly while rising senior Reed Malone and rising sophomore Patrick Mulcare each made semifinal appearances on the second night of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., on Monday (June 27).
Stewart, a 2015 World Championships medalist, finished third in 58.22. Kelsi Worrell, who dominated the 100y fly at the 2016 NCAAs, touched first in 56.48 while Dana Vollmer, the defending Olympic champion in the distance, was second in 57.21.
Malone, in the second heat of the 200m free semifinals, posted a 1:48.85 and finished 15th overall. The top 8 moved onto the final.
Mulcare finished 13th in the semifinals of the 100m back in 54.93., 0.30 out of the eighth and last spot headed to the final. He still has the 200m back upcoming, his stronger event.
USC swimmers claimed three spots in the top 15 of the 400m free as former Trojan Haley Anderson, already on the Olympic team as an open water swimmer, finished ninth in 4:10.90. Incoming freshman Becca Mann, a challenger in the 800 meters, was 14th in the 400 (4:11.59) while rising senior Chelsea Chenault was 15th (4:11.78).
Sophomore Riley Scott led Trojan swimmers in the 100m breast, 25th in 1:09.24, while fellow soph Kirsten Vose tied for 26th (1:09.39).