Mens Swimming

U.S. Olympic Trials , Men's 1500 free finals

Date of competition: Monday, July 2, 2012

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Stanford grad Chad La Tourette finished third in the final event of the U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, five second short of an Olympic berth on Monday night in Omaha, Neb. La Tourette, who was sixth in Sunday's prelims, finished with a time of 14:57.53, five seconds short of Andrew Gemmell (14:52.19) and Connor Jaeger (14:52.51). Gemmell and Jaeger caught and passed La Tourette over the final 250 meters.

La Tourette had a four-second advantage over the first 400 meters and maintained that lead over the next 400 meters. Gemmell began to close over the final 700 meters, as La Tourette still led by two seconds at 1100 meters and was one second ahead with 300 meters to go. Jaeger was the first to catch La Tourette, at 1250 meters, as Gemmell followed over the next 50 meters. The two then pushed their leads to five seconds over the final 1200 meters.

U.S. Olympic Team Trials
At Omaha, Neb.
Men's 1500 free finals
1, Andrew Gemmell 14:52.19
2, Connor Jaeger 14:52.51
3, Chad La Tourette (ex-Stanford) 14:57.53
4, Peter Vanderkaay 15:03.37
5, Arthur Frayler 15:04.69
6, Ryan Feeley 15:10.52
7, Michael McBroom 15:14.85
8, Sean Ryan 15:16.18

Qualifiers for final
1, Andrew Gemmell 14:57.29
2, Connor Jaeger 14:59.97
3, Arthur Frayler 15:08.08
4, Peter Vanderkaay 15:08.93
5, Michael McBroom 15:10.32
6, Chad La Tourette (ex-Stanford) 15:10.38
7, Sean Ryan 15:10.54
8, Ryan Feeley 15:10.55

Local non-qualifiers
14, Adam Hinshaw (PASA) 15:32.11
62, David Mosko (ex-Stanford) 16:01.60

posted by Palo Alto Online on Jul 2, 2012 at 9:00 am

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