COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State swimmer Samantha Cheverton participated in the 2008 Canadian Olympic Swimming Trials April 1-6 in Montreal, Quebec. Cheverton placed in the Top 16 in all five of her events.

The freshman from Lachine, Quebec had a record-breaking week, swimming lifetime-best times in the five events she competed in and breaking four long course school records in the process.

Highlighting the week was Cheverton’s performance Sunday in the 200-meter backstroke. After qualifying for the A-Final because of a scratch, she touched the wall in an Ohio State-best time of 2:15.42 to finish fourth.

Cheverton opened the week Tuesday with a ninth-place finish in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:01.99, breaking a school record. She set another record in the 100 backstroke Wednesday after she finished 12th in 1:04.76.

On Thursday, Cheverton captured 11th with a time of 2:02.04 in the 200 butterfly. She earned another Top 10 finish Friday in the 200 freestyle when she finished in 2:17.85 for seventh place.

“We are all so very proud of Samantha,” Jeanne Fleck, Ohio State swimming coach, said. “To be able to come back from a serious injury and record best times in all her events is amazing. She has a very promising outlook for future Olympic trials.”
Women’s Swimming
Canadian Olympic Trials

April 1-6, 2008
Montreal, Quebec
Tuesday, April 1: 100 butterfly 9. 1:01.99
Wednesday, April 2: 100 backstroke 12. 1:04.76
Thursday, April 3: 200 butterfly 11. 2:02.04
Friday, April 4: 200 freestyle 7. 2:17.85