Conci Reaches Semi-Finals In The 100-Meter Backstroke At U.S. Olympic Trials

June 26, 2012

OMAHA, Neb. - Wyoming Cowgirl swimmer Kelsey Conci continued an excellent run for UW swimming at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., reaching the semi-finals of the 100-meter backstroke.

Conci, a native of Craig, Colo., placed 14th in Tuesday morning's preliminaries with a time of 1:01.65 earning her spot in the evening's semi-finals. She will swim the semi-finals on Tuesday night beginning approximately at 7:14 p.m. MT on NBC. NBC can be seen on channel 8 for Direct TV customers and channel 9/509 for Optimum customers in Laramie.

"We were happy with Kelsey's swim this morning," Wyoming head coach Tom Johnson said. "Kelsey usually swims better at night than in the morning, but this will be a different situation in the Olympic Trials. I told her today, like I told Scott (Usher) in 2004, she is one of the most dangerous swimmers in this event because she has nothing to lose. It will be great to see that bucking horse and rider on national TV again."

Two other UW swimmers, Brandon Fischer and Trevor LeValley, have also competed in this week's Olympic Trials. LeValley swam the 400 individual medley on Monday, June 25, finishing with a time of 4:28.88 dropping 1.1 seconds from his seed time. His time was fast enough to move him from the 99th-placed seed time to the 56th-fastest time in the field. Fischer swam the 100 breaststroke, the first of his three events, on Monday, improving his career-best swim by 1.2 seconds (1:02.40) which moved him from the 52nd-fastest time in the field, to the 27th-fastest time.

The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials will continue until Monday, July 2 in Omaha.

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