OMAHA, Neb. --- Texas A&M sophomore Cammile Adams (Cypress, Texas) fell one spot shy of qualifying for the London Olympics with a third-place finish in the women’s 400-meter IM at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at the CenturyLink Center.
Texas A&M was represented by a pair of Aggies in the 400 IM final with Adams and sophomore teammate Sarah Henry (Garner, N.C.) advancing with strong swims in the morning prelims. Adams took the bronze medal with a time of 4:38.62 behind Florida’s Elizabeth Beisel and Cal’s Caitlyn Leverenz, who will represent the U.S. in London later this summer. Henry finished seventh in a time of 4:42.45.
Also shining for the Aggies on the first day of Trials was sophomore Caroline McElhany (Friendswood, Texas), who advanced through two rounds of the 100-meter butterfly to earn a spot in the Tuesday’s final. McElhany advanced through the morning prelims with a time of 58.89 and then posted a time of 58.51 in the evening semifinals. She joins Dana Vollmer, Elaine Breeden, Kathleen Hersey, Natalie Coughlin, Claire Donahue, Kelsey Floyd and Christine Magnuson in the final.
In other first day action involving Aggies, freshmen Emily Neubert (Waco, Texas) and Sammie Bosma (Marietta, Ga.) turned in times of 1:02.14 and 1:02.32, respectively, in the 100 fly, while sophomore Ashley Adams (Cypress, Texas) and senior Alyssa Conner (Granite Bay, Calif.) posted times of 4:55.14 and 4:57.88 in the 400 IM. Incoming freshman Meredith Oliver (Tyler, Texas) had a time of 4:49.96 in the 400 IM.