Air Force Swimmers Open Up Action at U.S. Olympic Trials
June 29, 2008
Omaha, Neb. -
Day, a native of Peyton, Colo., competed in the preliminaries of the 100 breaststroke Sunday, clocking a time of 1:04.17 to finish 50th overall. Meanwhile, Knaute swam in the preliminaries of the 400 IM, finishing 34th overall with a mark of 4:27.68. Knaute, the Air Force record-holder in the 400 IM and member of the Air Force World Class Athlete Program (WCAP), knocked nearly a second off of his qualifying time of 4:28.59.
The top 16 competitors in the 100 breaststroke will move on to this evening’s semi-finals, while the top eight performers in the 400 IM advance directly to tonight’s finals.