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Geissinger Makes 100m Butterfly Semifinals at Olympic Trials

June 30, 2012

Graduated Virginia senior Peter Geissinger placed 15th in the men’s 100-meter butterfly semifinals in a time of 53.45 at the U.S Olympic Swim Trials Saturday in Omaha. He was seventh in heat one.

In the preliminaries, Geissinger qualified for the semifinals in the men’s 100-meter butterfly with a time of 53.36. He came in with the 14th-fastest time overall and placed fifth in the 12th heat to make it back. Geissinger was a 16-time All-American and an eight-time ACC Champion in his four years at UVa.

In the women’s 800-meter freestyle, rising junior Rachel Naurath placed 23rd overall (seventh in heat) in a time of 8:46.36. Naurath is the school record holder in the 500-yard free (4:37.87) and is a five-time All-American and three-time ACC Champion.

Rising sophomore and 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year Ellen Williamson finished 19th in the women’s 200-meter backstroke in a time of 2:14.65, while incoming freshman Courtney Bartholomew placed 28th in 2:15.16.

Williamson, a three-time All-American, was a finalist in the 200-yard back at this year’s NCAA Championships and Bartholomew was the 2011 Winter Junior national champion in the 100 and 200 back.


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