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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lawrence swimmer Andrew 76th at Trials

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— Lawrence’s Michael Andrew finished 76th in prelims for the men’s 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday at the U.S. Olympic Trials at CenturyLink Center.

Andrew, who narrowly missed a spot on the Olympic team in the 100 breast two days ago, will swim in the 200 individual medley today, seeded 12th.

Kansas University’s Chelsie Miller concluded her swimming career with a seventh-place finish in her heat — 91st overall — in the 200-meter butterfly at the trials.

Miller finished in 2:20.63 in the last of her three swims at the trials.

In the same preliminary event, KU sophomore-to-be Libby Walker tied for 31st in 2:14.61. The top 16 advanced to the semifinals.

“That was definitely the best swim of the week for us,” Kansas coach Clark Campbell said of Walker’s 200 fly. “She was right there on her lifetime best time and under the Olympic Trial standard. Chelsie has set the bar for Libby, now it’s Libby’s turn, and the next generation of swimmers.”

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