Five Swimmers Qualify For Olympic Trials

June 4, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Five San Diego State swimmers have qualified to participate in the U.S. Olympic Trials set to take place at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., from June 25 to July 2. Three will be seniors this fall at San Diego State with the other two set for their junior and freshman seasons in 2012-13.

Senior Katelyn Weddle (Yuma, Ariz.) will compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke with the prelims in those events set for June 26 and 29 respectively. Fellow senior Leona Jennings (Seattle, Wash.) will swim in the prelims for the 100 backstroke on June 26, the 200 backstroke on June 30 and the 50 freestyle on July 1.

Joining Jennings in the 200 backstroke will be incoming freshman Natalie Ruiz (Othello, Wash.). Ruiz has also qualified for the 200 individual medley which gets underway on June 27.

Junior Mikaela Macklin (Placerville, Calif.) will compete in the 200 individual medley while senior Meghan Zimmer has qualified for the 200 freestyle which begins on June 27.

The swimmers with the top 16 times during the preliminary heats will advance to the semifinals. From there, the top eight times in the semis move on to the finals with the first- and second-place finishers in the finals qualifying for the 2012 Olympics which will be held in London July 22-August 12.