White Wraps Up Olympic Trials for Cowboy Swimmers

Wyoming junior Kyle White closed competition for the Pokes on Friday morning at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. In the 50 free, White placed fourth in heat six, finishing 109th overall with a time of 23.48.

“All the young men did a great job of representing our program,” UW head coach Tom Johnson said. “We are always working to get better and prove that we can be successful. This meet was a great experience for them, and it should be a stepping stone to help them qualify for NCAAs.”

During the past five days, Wyoming was represented in five events at the meet. Former swimmer’s Brandon Fischer and Ryan Nelson swam the 200 breast and 400 IM, respectively. Junior Ryan Ball competed in the 400 IM, 200 IM and the 200 back, while junior Wade Nelson also swam the 400 IM.

The seventh day of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials gets underway Saturday at 9 a.m. MT. Live video of prelims and finals will be available at NBCSports.com/Live, and NBC will air Saturday’s finals at 6 p.m. MT. The Trials continue through Sunday night.

Meet results are available during the preliminary and finals sessions at OmegaTiming.com.

Cowboys at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials

400 IM - Ryan Ball, 58th (4:29.75); Wade Nelson, 75th (4:32.15); Ryan Nelson, 85th (4:34.99)

200 Breast – Brandon Fischer, 15th (2:15.89)

200 Back – Ryan Ball, 47th (2:03.14)

200 IM – Ryan Ball, 79th (2:07.86)

50 Free – Kyle White, 109th (23.48)