Three Auburn Males Hit Olympic Trials Cuts at Wednesday Time Trial

2024 Auburn Leap 12 months Qualifier

  • February 28, 2024
  • Martin Aquatic Middle, Auburn, Alabama
  • Lengthy Course Meters (50m), Time Trial
  • Full Meet Outcomes

Three Auburn Tigers stamped tickets to the 2024 US Olympic Trials on Wednesday of their house pool. The occasion was an Auburn intra-squad time trial occasion – which means that the instances will not be eligibile to be transformed for NCAA functions, however USA Swimming guidelines enable Olympic Trials cuts to come back in single staff time trial occasion.

Logan TirheimerBritton Spann, and Jacques Rathle all swam new Olympic Trials instances within the single-session affair.

Tirheimer swam 22.73 within the males’s 50 free, slipping beneath the qualification commonplace of twenty-two.79. His earlier greatest time, finished on the 2022 US Nationwide Championships, was 23.20. That lengthy course swim follows an 18.95 that he swam on the SEC Championships final week for fifth place. That was a two-tenths enhancements over his time on the 2023 SEC Championships.

Spann swam 2:15.76 within the males’s 200 breaststroke to get beneath the Olympic Trials commonplace of two:15.99. His earlier greatest in that occasion was 2:17.06 finished on the lengthy course time trial through the George Fall Invite in November.

For the Auburn freshman, his greatest when he arrived at Auburn was a 2:18.65 from the 2022 Junior Nationwide Championships.

The third swimmer to ebook their ticket to Trials was Rathle, who swam 2:03.13 within the males’s 200 IM, getting beneath the Olympic Trials commonplace of two:03.49. His earlier greatest of two:03.85 was finished on the 2023 US Nationwide Championships.

Rathle was additionally beneath the Olympic Trials commonplace within the 400 IM on the 2022 US Nationwide Championships, however that was previous to the opening of the qualification interval.

Spann wasn’t on Auburn’s SEC Championship roster. Rathle is more likely to be invited to March’s NCAA Championships by way of his 3:41.52 within the 400 IM whereas Tirheimer’s 50 free is a near-lock for his NCAA invite.

These three be part of seven Auburn ladies and three different Auburn males with qualifying requirements for the Olympic Trials. The meet will likely be held from June 15-23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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