Pavlak Claims Seventh-Place in Her Heat at Olympic Trials
Recent Emory University graduate Claire Pavlak finished seventh in her heat of the 50-yard freestyle at the 2012 United States Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday morning.
Competing in the sixth of 16 heats in the 50-yard freestyle at the meet, Pavlak finished with a time of 26.66 seconds. Her time placed her 116th out of the 154 competitors in the event.
Because her time fell outside of the top-16 marks recorded during the preliminaries of the event, she did not qualify for the semifinals.
Pavlak ended her Emory career with a school-record nine NCAA Division III National Championships, in addition to claiming 20 all-America certificates. She earned an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team as well. Pavlak qualified for the event in late March with a time of 26.29 seconds, become the first swimmer in Emory history to qualify for the Olympic Trials.
Pavlak was the second of two Eagles to compete at this week's Olympic Trials. Rising senior Miller Douglas swam the 200-yard butterfly earlier in the week, finishing 104th out of 139 swimmers with a time of 2:04.88.