August 9, 2011
Things keep heating up out in California for the USA Junior National Championships. Today the Clippers took to the water and had some great swims by Conner Downard (200back), Molly Hazelbaker (200back) and Chase Vennefron (100 breast).
The day was capped off by Sharli Brady qualifying this morning in the 400 IM for finals by dropping 3 seconds and breaking her own team record. Tonight at finals she dropped another 3 seconds and smashed the Olympic Trial Cut by over 2 seconds. This is Sharli’s 1st Olympic trial cut and she becomes the 7th Clipper to qualify for next summers Olympic Trals in Omaha, Nebraska. Her time of 4:53.1 also ranks her as the 2nd fastest 15 year old in the country. Congratulations to all swimmers.
*Lauren Herich did not have any events today.
Olympic Trial Swimmers