COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s swimming team’s Jill Lockhart earned her first trip to the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials at the Ohio State Toyota Grand Prix held at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilions April 4-6.

On Sunday, Lockhart, a sophomore, qualified for the Trials in the 200-meter backstroke. The Mundie, Ind. native swam an Olympic time of 2:17.37 in the preliminary round. Lockhart went on to finish seventh in the event.

Also highlighting Sunday for the Buckeyes was the performance of the 400 freestyle relay. The quartet of senior Linda Lund-Kristiansen, freshman Anita Beck, Lockhart and sophomore Haley Mitchell broke the Ohio State long course record with a second-place finish of 3:57.03.

Lockhart will participate in the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, while will be held June 29-July 6 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Women’s Swimming
Toyota Grand Prix

April 4-6, 2008
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Columbus, Ohio

Ohio State Olympic Qualifiers
200 backstroke Lockhart (2:17.37)