SAN ANTONIO – Blue Devil swimmers continued to earn U.S. Olympic Trials cuts and break team records at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships, which concluded Monday at the Northside Swim Center.
Rising junior Michael Miller earned his fourth U.S. Olympic Trials cut last Friday, surpassing the standard in the 200-meter butterfly preliminaries. His time of 2:01.84 also broke the team record in the event. Miller returned to the water Saturday morning to compete in the 100m butterfly preliminaries, where he took 60th overall (54.99).
Another Duke record went down in the men’s 50m freestyle, as rising junior James Peek clocked 22.75 in the preliminaries. He placed 18th in the event, while classmate Mike Seaberg was 55th at 23.56. Peek went on to break his own team record in a 100m freestyle time trial, touching at 50.50, which was under the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying mark.
Sunday’s action in San Antonio saw transfer student Anna Quinn clock 2:17.56 in the women’s 200m butterfly preliminaries. Rising junior Peter Kropp then wrapped up the meet Monday by breaking his team record in the men’s 200m breaststroke with a 2:15.45 swim – good for 22nd place in the preliminaries. Kropp also impressed in a 50m breaststroke time trial, posting a time of 27.54, which ranks 24th in the world this year.
Rising sophomore Leah Goldman, who posted a best time last Thursday in the women's 100m butterfly and also competed in the 200m IM, took part in two time trial events during the course of the meet. She touched at 2:04.02 in the 200m freestyle and 1:12.39 in the 100m breaststroke.
Duke at the 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships
Friday, Aug. 7
Men’s 200m Butterfly (Prelims): Michael Miller (45th), 2:01.84
Sunday, Aug. 9
Women’s 200m Butterfly (Prelims): Anna Quinn (57th), 2:17.56
Monday, Aug. 10
Men’s 200m Breaststroke (Prelims): Peter Kropp (22nd), 2:15.45