US Olympic Trials – Photos from Monday Evening

By Michael Collins

Monday was an exciting night of racing with two American records being set. The 200 Breast was my favorite event of the evening – watching Kristy Kowal swim to an American record and Amanda Beard stepping up and swimming a more aggressive first 100 to be in the race early on, and qualify for the second spot in the event. The scene after was an emotional "cry-fest" with Kowel and Beard after the race.

Hard to watch was Ron Karnaugh fade from first to fourth in the last 20m of the 200 IM.

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Olympic Swim Trials coverage on NBC:
Aug 19, 4-6 p.m. EST

Olympic Swim Trials coverage on PAX-TV:
Aug. 26, 9-11 p.m. ET and PT

The start of the womens 100 Free featuring Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres.

Jenny and Dara after 100 Free final.

Erin Phenix, with her Texas coach, Jill Sterkel, looks surprised to qualify for the Olympic team in the 400 Free Relay with her 6th place finish.

The start of the 200 IM Final. Wilkens, (bottom), and Dolan, jsut above him, were the top two finishers.

Tom Dolan (middle), Tom Wilkins (bottom), and Ron Karnaugh (top) are close together with 15m to go in the 200 IM.

Tom Dolan and Tom Wilkins finish 1-2 in the 200 IM.

Tom Dolan and Tom Wilkins point to their team-mates after qualifying for the team in the 200 IM.

Dara Torres stretches before the final of the 100 Free.

Jenny Thompson finishes first in an American Record (54.07),and Dara Torres also of Stanford is second at 54.62.

Ashley Tapin blows a kiss to friends after finishing third in the 100 Free final to make the Olympic team in the 4 x 100 Free Relay.

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