Jack Conger dives at the start of his heat in the men's 100-meter butterfly preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic trials, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Three Longhorns qualify for finals at Olympic Trials

Phelps edges Lochte as both qualify for Rio

Posted July 1st, 2016


Jack Conger and Will Glass each qualified for the 100-meter butterfly finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials Friday night.

The soon-to-be Texas seniors will face Michael Phelps in Saturday’s finals. Phelps qualified sixth with a time of 51.83 seconds. Conger finished in 51.49, tied for third, while Glass qualified in seventh with a time of 52.83.

Phelps won his latest showdown with Ryan Lochte, capturing first place in the 200-meter individual medley. Former Longhorn swimmer Austin Surhoff took eighth place in the race with a time of 2:00.33.


Phelps led the race from start to finish, but Lochte stayed with him stroke for stroke. Phelps pulled slightly ahead to touch in 1 minute, 55.91 seconds while Lochte finished in 1:56.22. Both will swim the event at the Rio Olympics.

Jimmy Feigen, a former Longhorn, qualified fourth in the 50-meter freestyle with a time of 22.02, just behind London silver medalist Cullen Jones. It was the second final Feigen qualified for during the Olympic trials. Another former Longhorn, John Murray, was disqualified in his semifinal heat for a false start.

Sophomore Quinn Carrozza finished in 13th in the women’s 200 backstroke while senior Tasija Karosas took 15th place, both failing to qualify.

Saturday’s action starts at 10 a.m. with the finals starting at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.

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