CHI Health Center Photo Credit: Jack Spitser/Spitser Photography
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University men’s and women’s swimming teams will be well represented this week at the Wave II United States Olympic Swimming Trials, which will take place at the CHI Health Center, in Omaha, Neb. Twelve Buckeyes, past and present, will be competing at the meet, which starts Sunday, June 13 and runs through next Sunday, June 20.
Wave II is THE meet that will determine who makes the U.S. Olympic swimming team that will compete in Tokyo. The top two finishers in each event, in addition to the top six finishers in the 100 and 200 freestyle events, respectively, will represent the United States at the Olympics.
Prelims start at 10 a.m. each day with finals scheduled for 7 p.m. Links to cover the action:
Ohio State Buckeyes at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials
Wave I Results
The trials were split into a Wave I and a Wave II trials this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ohio State had 14 swimmers compete last week at Wave I who were seeking a Wave II time standard. Two current Buckeyes – Katie Trace from nearby Upper Arlington and Sally Tafuto, from Hummelstown, Pa. – did just that and are among those who had previously achieved the Wave II cuts and are vying this week for the Olympic team. A third swimmer – incoming freshman Malia Rausch, from Austin, Texas – also qualified out of Wave I into the Wave II trials.
A heartfelt congratulations on swims well done during the Wave I trials go out to:
200 Fly, 1st Place (2:12.57)
400 IM, 2nd Place (4:48.76)
200 IM, 11th Place (2:18.20)
400 Free, 1st Place (4:13.98)
800 Free, 4th Place (8:49.18)
100 Back, 20th Place (1:03.43)
400 Free, 14th Place (4:19.70)
100 Free, 9th Place (55.91…second fastest time overall)
100 Breast, 33rd Place (1:12.00)
100 Breast, 23rd Place (1:11.62)
200 Breast, 21st Place (2:37.93)
100 Fly, 19th Place (1:01.17)
100 Fly, 25th Place (1:01.70)
50 Free, 4th Place (25.59)
Malia Rausch (Incoming freshman)
200 Free, 1st Place (2:00.93)
400 Free, 2nd Place (4:15.04)
200 IM, 3rd Place (2:16.42)
Mia Rankin (Incoming freshman)
400 IM, 10th Place (4:51.13)
100 Back, 3rd Place (55.40)
100 Back, 31st Place (56.97)
Omaha is hosting the U.S. Olympic swimming trials for a fourth consecutive time. The event will be held in long course meters.