IOWA CITY, Iowa -
University of Wyoming senior swimmer Adam Kalms just missed out on a spot in the consolation finals in the 200 freestyle on the second day of the NCAA Championships in the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Pool in Iowa City, Iowa on Friday. The two-time All-America honoree in the event finished 18th.
"I thought he swam a good race, but his last final 50 yards wasn't as good as we hoped, but he gave a great effort," head coach Tom Johnson said. "It was an extremely close race at the finish and he did everything he could to touch the wall first."
Kalms just missed out on a spot in the consolation finals of the 200 freestyle with his time of 1:34.22. He improved on his season-best time of 1:34.39, as he came into the event ranking 24th in the nation in the 200 freestyle. The two-time All-American swam times of 1:34.63 (2014) and 1:34.40 (2013) in the two previous NCAA Championships.
"It was a loaded field and we really had to sweat it out the last few heats to see where we would end up," Johnson said. "We got to get geared up and ready for the 100 freestyle tomorrow and I think he can still score some points for us in that event."
Kalms closes out the NCAA Championships on Saturday with the 100 freestyle. Preliminaries for the event start at 10 a.m. MT. Kalms was the Western Athletic Conference Champion in the event this season and ranked 38th in the nation in the race.