Olympic Trials Event 5: Women’s 100 Back Semi-Finals

Haley Cope beat out favorites BJ Bedford, Beth Botsford and Lea Maurer to qualify first for the finals of the 100 back.
Cope went out in 29.90 to finish in 1:02.02, winning the first semi-final heat. Qualifying second was Bedford in 1:02.23, then Courtney Shealy in 1:02.49. Amanda Adkins was fourth in 1:02.65, followed by Maurer, the 1992 bronze medalist in this event, in 1:02.71. 14-year-old Diana MacManus was sixth in 1:02.95. Botsford, the defending Olympic champion in this event, was seventh in 1:02.99, competing with a sprained ankle. Denali Knapp qualified eighth in 1:03.34.

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