The University of Florida menís and womenís swimming team
had its strongest showing of the 2005 United States World Championship Trials
at the IU Natatorium on Monday night.
swimmer to compete in an event today, advanced into
the finals and posted a top-15 place.
Junior Ryan Lochte (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
had a busy day as he placed seventh in the menís 100-meter freestyle in a 2008
U.S. Olympic Trial qualifying time of 49.98, before returning to the pool to take
second in the 200-meter individual medley in another Olympic Trial qualifying
time of 1:58.40.
Joining Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley was junior Brian Hartley (Indianapolis, Ind.)
as he raced to a 14th-place finish in a time of 2:08.45.
womenís side, sophomore Leah Retrum (Columbus,
Ind.) placed fifth in the
womenís 200-meter backstroke in an Olympic Trialsí qualifying time of 2:14.94.
U.S. World Championship Trials continue tomorrow through April 6 at the IU