Olympic Swimming and Track & Field Qualifying Updates
With the 2012 Summer Olympics now just a month away, the spots continue to fill up for a place on the American delegation. At the US Swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Thursday, two former Gators extended their chances to earn a trip to London: Teresa Crippen (Women's 200m Fly) finished second in her qualifier with a time of 2:09:59 to earn a spot in the final qualifier on Friday, while current Gator Matt Elliott earned a spot in the 200 meter breast stroke final, also on Friday.
Meanwhile, at the Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Oregon, several former Gators offered the top qualifying spots in their respective divisions on Thursday, although both athletes still have work to do in order to qualify. Kerron Clement reached the semifinals of the men's 400 meter hurdles, and Christian Taylor, Omar Craddock, and Will Claye all reached the final of the men's triple jump. Taylor, Craddock and Claye represent the past 6 NCAA champions in that event.
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