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Monday, June 30, 2008

Weaner to race in Olympic Trials today

Gettysburg's Tricia Weaner, a rising sophomore at Tennesee, will race in the US Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha today. Weaner is scheduled to race in heat 16 of 16 of the 100M backstroke, along with world record holder Natalie Coughlin.

The top 16 times from the heats advance to the semifinals tonight.

You can follow the races here or you can watch a live webcast at www.nbcolympics.com

The first heat today was at Noon EST, so Weaner should be in the pool somewhere between 12:20 and 12:35. Weaner finished in 40th in the 100M Backstroke, an event that saw three world records set. Just to show how competitive the US Trials are, two swimmers set World records in the Prelim. Of the two record setters only Natalie Coughlin, who set another new World record in the final, qualified for the Games.

Weaner has also qualified for the 200 M backstroke on Friday. We wish her the best of luck as she pursues her Olympic dream.

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