Swimmers to Represent UW at U.S. Olympic Team Trials

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The University of Wyoming swimming and diving team will be well represented in Omaha, Neb., this next week. Former swimmer Ryan Nelson will be joined by current student-athletes Ryan Ball, Wade Nelson and Kyle White having qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Ball will take part in three events at the trials, as he'll compete in the 200 back and 200 and 400 IM. Ryan and Wade Nelson will also swim the 400 IM, while White will compete in the 50 free. This year's event is slated for June 26-July 3. The CenturyLink Center in Omaha is serving as the host of the Trials for the third time.

The NBC networks and its mobile platforms with have exclusive coverage of the Trials, as the Prelims will be live daily at 9 a.m. MT on the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports will live stream the 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials beginning on June 26 and continuing through July 3. NBC's comprehensive live streaming from the Trials will include all of the prelims and finals sessions.

Wyoming's U.S. competitors joined UW teammates George Eglesfield (New Zealand), Maria Harutjunjan (Estonia), Emily Ridout (England) and Isobel Ryan (New Zealand) as swimmers with Olympic cut times. Additionally, Gabe Rooker qualified for the Olympic Trials, but will not make the trip to Omaha.  Recently, Harutjunjan took part in the European Championships in London, England from May 16-23. She posted a time of 1:11.22 in the 100 breast. Ryan competed in four events at the 2016 New Zealand Open Championship from March 28-June 1. She finished seventh overall (1:03.38) in the 100 back, eighth (26.89) in the 50 free, tenth (58.47) in the 100 free and 17th (2:09.00) in the 200 free.


The top two finishers in each event at the Trials will qualify for the U.S. Olympic team.  The 2016 Summer Olympics will be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5-21.


Wyoming U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifiers
Ryan Ball - 200 back, 2:02.65; 200 IM, 2:05.00; 400 IM, 4:25.95
Ryan Nelson - 400 IM, 4:27.06
Wade Nelson - 400 IM, 4:26.42
Kyle White - 50 free, 23.21