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Friday, June 29, 2012

One Second Shy . . .

Omaha, Neb. - Emily McClellan of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee swimming team swam a lifetime best in the 100m breaststroke and finished sixth overall at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday, earning spot on the U.S. national team.

McClellan, who owns every breaststroke record for both the Panthers and the Horizon League and is the two-time league women's swimming & diving athlete of the year, finished sixth with an outstanding time of 1:07.41, just over one second shy of earning a trip to this summer's Olympics in London.

On Friday, McClellan will swim again in the 200m breaststroke where she is seeded 40th out of 133 total competitors.

Two more Panthers will take the pool on Saturday as senior Jordan Diel in the 100m butterfly and sophomore Becky Yokosh will swim in her second event, the 200m backstroke. Yokosh already swam in the 100m backstroke, finishing 99th out of 162 with a time of 1:04.38 on Tuesday.

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14 comments:

Gail said...

Those speeds are amazing!!!

Jill said...

1 second! Bless her heart. She did an AMAZING job!

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missy max said...

Being on the US National Team is nothing to sneeze at..It's all about the journey ?? One second can be an eternity , I guess..She should be proud...

TexWisGirl said...

absolutely amazing! great job, emily! us natl team is awesome!

Nancy Claeys said...

I feel terrible because I haven't been watching the swim trials -- but I'm so happy for Emily. Continued good fortune to her!

Kerin said...

Wow! Good for her!!
She should be so proud of herself.

Durn it all about the one second.
Amazing that one teeny tiny second can make such a difference.

Will she be able to fill in for someone if they have an injury or something that keeps them out of the Olympics??

Have a great weekend.. stay cool.

Smiles :)
Kerin

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh my... I would be oozing with excitement if this were happening in our family. YOU GO, EM!!!

Fiona said...

Wow Fantastic!


x Fiona

Aunt Barb said...

One second! Imagine how important one second can be to a person! Great job!

Pondside said...

That is FAST!!!

koralee said...

She should be very proud of her accomplishment! She really is amazing. xxo

dee dee said...

Wayne was able to watch her second race! How exciting to root on somebody!!!! Please let her know that she should be very proud of coming so far!
dee dee

laura.forestdreams:) said...

wow!!! GREAT job!! amazing!! i know she worked so hard...and now we all actually KNOW someone who we can root for!! GO Emily!