2012 Olympic Trials Saturday
Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps met in the pool for one of the final times in Omaha, but the pair should have plenty more meetings in London with Olympic gold on the line. Phelps edged out the former Gator swimmer in the 200-meter individual medley by nine-hundredths of a second, finishing in 1:54.84. Lochte was right behind in 1:54.93, with another former Gator Conor Dwyer finishing third, over four seconds behind the two swimming superstars. Lochte had to race in another finals 30 minutes prior to his duel with Phelps, beating the field in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 1:54.54. Two Gator women advanced to the 200-meter backstroke finals, as Elizabeth Beisel and Teresa Crippen placed 2nd and 7th, respectively, in the semifinals on Saturday.
In US Track and Field qualifying, two former Orange and Blue members made it a clean sweep for the top two spots in the triple jump. 2011 World Champion Christian Taylor lept an astounding 57-feet, 10-and-a-quarter inches for first place. Former teammate Will Claye finished right behind him, producing a jump of 57-feet, 7-inches. The men were the only two to meet the Olympic "A" standard for qualification.
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