OMAHA - Richmond rising senior and 2012 All-American Lauren Hines wrapped up the second of her two events at this week's U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday in the prelims of the 200 back.
"Lauren was disappointed she didn't go faster," said head coach Matt Barany. "I think she could have swum a more tactical race."
Hines (Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley) clocked a quick split of 30.94 in the event's opening 50 meters and would ultimately touch in a time of 2:18.93 to take 110th in the field of 186 contenders. She also took part in Tuesday's prelims of the 100 back, finishing 41st overall.
Hines was joined in Omaha by rising junior Mali Kobelja (Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider), who competed in Wednesday's 200 IM prelims. Following graduated senior Charlotte Brackett's showing in March's British Trials, the tandem is among six Spiders in program history to have qualified for an Olympic Trials competition.
"This meet has celebrated the best of the best, and its important Richmond was here," added Barany. "We learned lessons and gained more inspiration for the seasons ahead."
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