Monday was the second day of U.S. Olympic Swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska, and two locals have notched top-30 finishes.
In the 100-meter breaststroke, Fossil Ridge junior Zoe Bartel finished in 1:09.23 to place 24th at the CenturyLink Center. In the same race, Windsor senior Morgan Friesen placed 66th in a time of 1:11.48.
In the 100 backstroke, Fossil Ridge junior Bayley Stewart finished in 110th place in a time of 1:04.08.
On Sunday, the first day of competition, Fossil Ridge graduate Bailey Nero finished 26th in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:00.12. The sophomore at Auburn University was disqualified in Sunday’s 400 IM.
Fossil Ridge sophomore Coleen Gillilan finished 50th in the 100 butterfly in 1:00.72.
The trials continue on Tuesday, with Bartel set to race in the 200 IM. Fort Collins High School grad and University of Texas sophomore Max Holter will race in the 200 butterfly.
Of the eight locals competing in the meet, seven (Bartel, Stewart, Nero, Holter, Gillilan, Elise Forzley and Bailey Kovac) are swimming for FAST (Fort Collins Area Swim Team). Friesen swims for Loveland Swim Club.
Nero is making her second appearance at the trials, after also qualifying prior to the 2012 Olympics. The other seven are making their debuts.
The top two racers from each race qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The meet runs through Sunday.
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