Fort Wayne’s DeWitt, Steele advance to Wave II of Olympic Team Trials

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OMAHA, Neb. (WANE) – Cameron Luarde finished first in his heat of the 200 meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Monday in Omaha, Nebraska, but the recent Homestead graduate’s time of 2:20.23 did not qualify for the the finals on Monday night.

Carroll gradute and current Indiana University swimmer Tristan DeWitt competed in the same event, coming in at 2:20.44.

Out of the 35 swimmers competing in the prelims on Monday Luarde’s time ranked 29th and DeWitt’s 31st for the event.

However, DeWitt clocked the top time of the day in the 200 meter individual medley at 2:02.03. He advances to Wave II of qualification next week. The semifinals for the 200 meter individual medley are scheduled for Thursday, June 17 with the finals the next day.

DeWitt is also heading to Wave II in the 100 meter breaststroke.

DeWitt isn’t the only Fort Wayne swimmer heading to Wave II, as Snider grad and fellow I.U. swimmer Jacob Steele also qualified in two events.

Steele is headed to Wave II in the 100 meter backstroke as he finished with the top heat time at 55.46 on Saturday. The semifinals for the 100 meter backstroke are set for Monday, June 14 with the finals on Tuesday.

Steele also recorded the 4th-best time in the 200 meter backstroke and will advance to Wave II in that event as well.

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