April 6, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nate King finished 11th in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2008 World Championship Trials Tuesday, clocking a time of 2:04.24. The time gave King his third 2008 Olympic Trials berth and a finish in 11th place.

King, a sophomore from Youngstown, Ohio (Warren Harding), had to record a time of 2:04.99 or better to qualify for the Olympic trials to compete at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. King qualified for the finals of the World Championship Trials, in Indianapolis, Ind., after clocking in at 2:04.88 in preliminary racing, but improved his time in the finals.

King also has qualified for the Olympic trials in the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter individual medley. R.J. Lemyre (So., Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) also qualified for the 2008 Olympic trials earlier in the meet in the 100-meter backstroke. Complete results of the entire meet are available at