How local athletes performed in the U.S. team swim trials
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The US swim trials are on the books and the results are there.
Two local athletes, Caeleb Dressel of Clay High and Ryan Murphy of Bolles, have qualified for next month’s Olympics in Tokyo. Ten other local swimmers have gained the experience of competing at the highest level in the country over the past eight days.
Dressel qualified for the Olympics in three events, the 50 and 100 freestyle as well as the 100 butterfly. Murphy qualified for the 100 and 200 backstroke. He is the reigning Olympic champion in these events. These two will undoubtedly end up in relay teams, although these formations will not be finalized until later.
Another local swimmer who performed in the trials was Mandarin graduate Kensey McMahon. She narrowly missed qualifying for the finals in the 400 freestyle with a 10th place and the 800 freestyle taking ninth place. McMahon reached the final in the 1,500 freestyle and was eighth.
A look at how all the swimmers in the area performed in their events during the eight-day trials.
Kensey McMahon, Mandarin, 400 IM, was 32nd in 4: 52.55.
Sara Stotler, Clay High, 100 butterflies, was 47th in 1: 00.74.
Dillon Hillis, a Jacksonville native, 100 breaststroke, was 26th in 1: 01.90.
Tyler Watson, Paxon, 400 free, was 29th in 3: 55.37.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay, 200 freestyle, was second in the heats with a personal best 1: 46.63 but pulled out of the semifinals to focus on the other five events he qualified for.
Sherridon Dressel, clay, 100m backstroke, was 33rd in 1: 01.86.
Kensey McMahon, Mandarin, 400 freestyle, so close to advancing to the 400 freestyle final with a 10th place in 4: 11.03.
Ryan Murphy, Bolles, 100 back, was third overall in qualifying (53.08) and advanced to Monday night’s semi-finals, which he won in 52.22.
Cole Crane, Episcopal, 200 butterfly, clocked 1: 58.33 to win his race and took 15th place overall in the playoff rounds. Advance to the semi-finals where he swam 2: 00.33 and finished 16th.
Jace Crawford, Episcopal, 200 butterfly, clocked 1: 58.20 to finish 14th and advance to the semi-finals; was 13th in the semi-final in 1: 58.33.
Micayla Cronk, Flagler Palm Coast, 200 freestyle, was tied for 30th in her event in 2: 01.56.
Jacksonville native Dillon Hillis, 200 butterfly, clocked 2: 06.09 to finish 48th in the playoffs.
Kensey McMahon, mandarin, 1500 freestyle, continued his strong trials with eighth place in the 1500 freestyle (16: 16.09) to advance to Wednesday night’s final.
Ryan Murphy, Bolles, 100 back, won his event in 52.33 to clinch his ticket to the Olympics.
Claire Rasmus, Bolles, 200 free, finished 23rd in the heats with a time of 2: 00.69.
Sara Stotler, Clay High, was 42nd overall in the 200 free heats in 2: 02.62; was 32nd in the 200 IM in 2: 17.50.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay High, 100 freestyle won her semifinal (47.77) and advanced to Thursday’s final.
Dillon Hillis, a Jacksonville native, 200 breaststroke, was 49th in 2: 22.64.
Kensey McMahon, mandarin, 1,500 freestyle, was eighth in 16: 20.03.
Sara Stotler, Clay High, 200 butterfly, was 26th in 2: 13.93.
Tyler Watson, Paxon, 800 free, was 17th in 8: 03.24.
Micayla Cronk, Flagler Palm Coast, 100 free, was 24th in 55.78.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay High, 100 freestyle, won the event in 47.39 and secured an Olympic berth.
Ryan Murphy, Bolles, 200 backstroke won his semifinal in 1: 55.60 and advanced to Friday’s final.
Claire Rasmus, Bolles, 100 free, finished 25th in 55.79.
Cole Crane, Episcopal, 100 butterflies, was 32nd in 53.42.
Jace Crawford, episcopal, 100 butterflies, was 33rd in 53.44.
Will Davis, Bolles, 100 butterfly, finished 40th in 53.68.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay High, 100 butterfly, had a 50.17 to advance to the final.
Sherridon Dressel, clay, 200 backstroke, was 22nd in 2: 12.89.
Jacksonville native Dillon Hillis, 100 butterflies, was 58th in 54.63.
Kensey McMahon, mandarin, 800 free, was ninth in 8: 35.73.
Ryan Murphy, Bolles, eliminated the 100 butterfly but won the 200 backstroke in 1: 54.20 to qualify for the Olympics.
Micayla Cronk, Flagler Palm Coast, 50 freestyle, was 60th in 26.37.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay High, won the 100 butterfly clocking 49.87 to qualify for the Olympics; swam a 21.51 in the 50 free semi-finals to advance to Sunday’s final.
Will Davis, Bolles, 50 freestyle, was 16th in 22.43 in the heats; tied for ninth in the semifinals with a 22.08.
Tyler Watson, Paxon, 1500 free, was 13th in 15: 30.61.
Caeleb Dressel, Clay High, 50 freestyle, won the event in 21.04, setting the US record in his last trials event.
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