Five Lady Vols Swim Olympic Trial Cuts
By Todd Mounce
Tenn. – Five members of the Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and
diving team secured Olympic Trial standards over the weekend at the
2011 Long Course Southeastern Championships at the Allan Jones
Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Rising junior Kelsey Floyd registered five Olympic Trial cuts at the
meet in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 free and 200 IM. The
Lexington, Ky., native won the 200 fly and swam the fastest prelim
times in the 200 and 400 free events.
Lindsay Gendron, a rising sophomore, qualified for the Olympic Trials
in 100, 400 and 800 free events. She was victorious in all three events
and also won the 200 free.
Jenny Connolly, Sloane Pitman and Molly Hannis also recorded qualifying
times. A rising senior, Connolly won the 100 back and will compete in
the same event at the 2011 World University Games next month.
Pitman, who redshirted during her sophomore campaign, grabbed the top
spot in the 200 IM with a trial cut. Arriving at Rocky Top in January,
Hannis picked up a qualifying standard in the 200 breast after winning
the event prelims.
Also competing at the meet for Tennessee Aquatics were Abby Alton,
Kirstyn Colonias, Kennedy Higdon, Brooke Watson and Atlantis