Andrew Wilson of Emory Finishes Fifth in 100 Breaststroke at Olympic Team Trials

Andrew Wilson of Emory Finishes Fifth in 100 Breaststroke at Olympic Team Trials

From Emory University Athletics

Emory University swimmer Andrew Wilson gave it his all but came up just a little short in the 100 Breaststroke final on Monday night at the Olympic Team Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.

The race was one of the closest at the Olympic Trials so far with the top five swimmers touching the wall within just .79 seconds of each other. Wilson came in fifth place with a time of 59.97, finishing behind Kevin Cordes (59.18), Cody Miller (59.26), Josh Prenot (59.81) and Michael Andrew (59.82).

Wilson got off to a great start as he was in second at the 50 meter turn at 27.73, trailing only Cordes (27.49). However, he slipped to third over the next 25 meters before being overtaken by Prenot and Andrew during the final 25.

Wilson will have another chance to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team when the 200 Breaststroke preliminaries begin on Wednesday morning. Wilson enters that event with the fifth-fastest seed time at 2:09.84.