Mendota’s Bridget McGann finishes 6th in heat at U.S. Olympic Trials

World record holder Lilly King, Emma Weber earn Olympic spots in 100 breaststroke

Mendota senior Bridget McGann stands on the podium after placing second in the 100-meter breaststroke at the National Club Swimming Association Summer Championships with a time of 1:09.81, which qualified her to compete in the 2024 USA Swimming Olympic Trials in June in Indianapolis.

Mendota High School graduate Bridget McGann swam in the 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday in Indianapolis.

She swam a 1:11.22 to finish sixth in her heat and 62nd overall.

Avery Collins won the heat in 1:10.06 but did not advance to the semifinals. McGann’s teammate from the Academy Bullets Swim Club out of Aurora, Elizabeth Nawrocki, finished 50th overall in 1:10.79.

The top 16 swimmers advanced to Sunday night’s semifinals with the top eight there moving on to Monday’s finals.

World record holder Lilly King won the 100 breaststroke final Monday in 1:05.43. King won gold in the event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Emma Weber earned the second Olympic spot by finishing second in 1:06.10, edging defending Olympic gold medalist Lydia Jacoby, who finished third in 1:06.37.

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