Garber Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials in 100 Meter Breaststroke

Garber Qualifies for U.S. Olympic Trials in 100 Meter Breaststroke

Rising sophomore Maddy Garber, who helped lead the Blue Devils to the 2015 Northeast Conference Championship this past season, qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday.  Garber, a native of Milford, MA, recently completed a record-breaking year in her first season with the Blue Devils.

On Saturday Garber qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials with a time of 1:10.94 in the 100 meter breaststroke.  The Olympic Trial cut time is 1:11.49.  Her time came in the Connecticut Senior Championships at Wesleyan University on Saturday morning.  Garber advanced to the finals of the event on Saturday night.

The trials will be held from June 26-July 3, 2016 in Omaha, NE.  Full time standards for the trials can be found HERE.

This past season with the Blue Devils Garber broke the NEC, school and freshman record in the 200 breaststroke finals with an NCAA b-cut qualifying time of 2:13.37. It marked the second time at the 2015 championships that she accomplished this feat. The time was 2.95 seconds faster than the previous NEC record and 2.33 seconds faster than the school record she set earlier this season. Garber's performances throughout the week earned her the NEC Rookie of the Meet award.

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