15-Year-Old Jack Dolan Among Trials Qualifiers at Omaha Cup

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Photo Courtesy: Taylor Brien

The CenturyLink Center in Omaha is hosting a two day trial run before the U.S. Olympic Trials kick off next Sunday. The Omaha Cup meet is a final chance for some swimmers to earn Trials cuts while also allowing athletes the opportunity to experience the pool that will soon be home to America’s greatest.

Fifteen year old Jack Dolan picked up a Trials cut in the 100 backstroke. The Rockwood Swim Club swimmer finished in 56.81, under the 57.19 standard. Wichita Swim Club’s Benjamin Patton took second in 57.70 and Slade Sheaffer of Wyoming Aquatics was third with a 57.84.

Greater Nebraska’s Olivia Calegan and Dannie Dilsaver both cleared the Trials cut in the 100 breaststroke. The two touched in 1:09.61 and 1:11.10. Splash Club’s Haley Downey was .04 short of the cut with a 1:11.53.

Dilsaver was on fire tonight, later earning her cut in the 200 IM with a 2:17.48. Her teammate Caroline Theil was second in 2:20.31 and Highlands Ranch’s Delaney Smith finished third in 2:21.57.

After coming close this morning, Kansas City’s Cailey Grunhard secured her spot at Trials with a 1:00.91 to win the 100 butterfly. Dana Posthuma of Club Huskers touched second in 1:01.69 and her teammate Erin Oeltjen completed the top three with a 1:02.10.

Greater Nebraska’s Olivia Calegan secured her 50 freestyle trials cut in 25.97 and Morgan Wice-Roslin also slipped under the standard with a 26.11. Megan Keil of Wichita was third in 26.27.

Phillip Willett led a trio who finished well ahead of the field in the 400 IM. He touched in 4:32.82. Second went to West Chicago’s Garrett Clasen (4:35.49) and Bryce Blattner of Wichita Aqua Shocks was third in 4:36.66.

Willet was also first to the wall with a 2:20.86 200 breaststroke. Central Iowa’s Justin Qinnett finished second in 2:21.73 and Austin Smith was third with a 2:23.70.

Jordan Stout of Rockwood won the women’s 200 freestyle in 2:05.33. Aquajets’ Raime Jones was runner up in 2:06.13 and Lauren Votava finished third with a 2:06.42.

Ryan Bubb of Heartland Aquatics won the men’s 100 freestyle by over a second in 51.18. Aquajets’ Samuel Schilling touched in 52.41, just .01 ahead of Jacob Molacek in 52.42.

Schilling finished in the top three again with a third place 4:07.14 in the 400 freestyle. Scott Bergstorm of Hood River Valley won that race (4:05.32) and Aquajet’s Jack Dahlgren split the middle in 4:07.14.

Kyle Ewoldt stopped the clock at 2:03.38 to claim the men’s 200 butterfly. Edina’s Joshua Withers and Alligator Aquatics’s Samuel Wilcher followed in 2:05.34 and 2:05.66.

Club Husker teammates Jacqueline Jeschke and Anna McDonald finished 1-2 in the 200 backstroke in times of 2:18.20 and 2:19.57. Samantha Schurig of KANS was third with a 2:19.59.

Results on Meet Mobile: “Omaha Cup”

2 comments

  1. avatar
    CoachAP

    Ben Patton swims for Wichita Swim Club!!!!

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      Cathleen Pruden

      Sorry about that! Change made!