Sunday, August 07, 2005

Jason Miller, 100 fly, Pitt and Green Tree Coach was scratching to get into the finals

Way to go Jason. He was hoping to get into finals in the 100 fly. Well, he was very, very close. How exciting.

: "24 Donaldson, Davi 20 Longhorn Aquatic 56.05 55.47T
r: 0.70 25.73 55.47 (29.74)
Swim-Off Required --
26 #Miller, Jason 21 Team Pittsburgh- 55.68 55.48T
r: 0.75 25.69 55.48 (29.79)

Jason swam a 55.48, improving his seed time of 55.68. He was 2 for 2 in terms of lifetime best times. He also made the olympic trials cut time, of 55.59.

Time to get into finals = 55.47
Jason's time on Saturday = 55.48
Olympic trials cut = 55.68
Jason's prior best time = 55.68

Eric, Jason's coach, mentioned a couple of days prior that he thought that if one swam better than the Olympic Trials cut time, then one would get into finals. He was very close to that prediction.

FYI, the finals are held in three heats.

Ben Michaelson, 23, of Club Wolverine in Michigan was first in the 100 fly prelims, 53.23.

Nearly 80 swimmers were in the event and four ended with D.Qs (disqualifications).

In the finals, the race was won by a guy from South Africa. Rola Schoeman, 25, swimming with Tucson Ford Dealers. We saw Schoeman win the 100 free on Thursday. Schoeman's time in prelims was 53.33 and he went 53.08 in finals. Ben was 4th, but another Wolverine got 2nd.

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