LA JOLLA, Calif. - Two more UC San Diego swimmers have qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials as juniors Jacob Lammott and Adam Rice joined the contingent, bringing UCSD's total to an all-time high eight.
Lammott qualified in the 200 breaststroke by swimming a 2:20.47 this past weekend at the California STAR Aquatics Splash Down BRW Long Course meet at Tahquitz High School in Hemet. The qualifying standard is 2:20.79.
Rice qualified in a pair of events at the meet in Hemet. He clocked a 55.28 in the 100 butterfly and a 2:05.61 in the 200 individual medley. The standard in the 100 fly is 55.29 while the standard in the 200 IM is 2:06.59.
Other Tritons heading to the upcoming Olympic Trials include seniors Alex Henley (200 backstroke, 400 IM) and Matt Herman (1500 freestyle), junior Emily Adamczyk (200 breaststroke), sophomore Nick Korth (100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke) and freshmen Eva Chen (100 breaststroke) and Dane Stassi (200 butterfly).
Since 2000, UC San Diego has had at least one swimmer qualify for the Olympic Trials - Matt Payne in 2000, Mark Latronica in 2004 and Rosanna Delurgio in 2004 and 2008. Both Payne and Delurgio qualified in the breaststroke while Latronica swam the backstroke.
The 2012 Olympic Team Trials will be held June 25 through July 2 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. For complete information, go to http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1450.
The 2012 Olympic Games are scheduled for July 27 through Aug. 12 in London.
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