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Virginia advances four to finals on Day 3 at U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

Courtesy UVA Media Relations

Virginia swimming divingVirginia had four swimmers advance to finals in their respective events on Tuesday night at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.

The third night started with the women’s 200-meter freestyle. Paige Madden was the second-place qualifier from the semifinals with a time of 1:56.44. Madden was the fourth-fastest from prelims heading into the semifinals.

Leah Smith also advanced to the 200 free finals, finishing eighth with a time of 1:58.22. Smith had the top time from prelims (1:57.52) going into the semifinals.

Kate Douglass and Alex Walsh took on the 200-meter individual medley semifinals. Douglass was the top qualifier from prelims and Walsh entered with the fifth-fastest time in the morning session. Walsh came out strong in the semifinals to swim the fastest time of 2:08.87 as the top qualifier for tomorrow’s final. Douglass finished with the second-fastest time of 2:09.99 to also advance.

Emma Weyant just missed the semifinals, placing 19th overall in 2:00.30 in the 200 free prelims.

Maddie Donohoe competed in the 1500-meter freestyle. She finished 17th overall with a time of 16:43.72.

Ella Nelson just missed the 200-meter individual medley semifinals, finishing in 18th as the second reserve. Nelson swam a time of 2:14.84 in the prelims.

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