Photo Courtesy: UA Athletics (Walt Beazley)
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Univ. of Ark.) - University of Arkansas sophomore All-American Nikki Daniels clocked a speedy 32.61 in the 50-meter breaststroke for an 18th-place finish at the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championship in Indianapolis, Ind.
Daniels was quick off the blocks, taking a lead in the first 15 meters. She would go on to finish second in the heat with a time of 32.61 and 18th overall. Daniels is fresh off her All-American campaign where she notched a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke. Daniels will wrap up competition Friday as she competes in the 100-meter breast.
Also competing at the World Championship Trials, is sophomore Lauren Jordan. Jordan tacked three races onto her schedule for the week, finishing up her second race, the 200-meter backstroke, on Wednesday. Jordan will return to the pool in the 1500-meter freestyle on Saturday for her final race. Jordan earned All-America honors in the 1650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Championship with a ninth-place finish.
Daniels and Jordan are looking to earn spots on the World Championship team, which will be announced at the close of competition on Saturday. The 15th FINA World Championships will take place in Barcelona, Spain, July 19-August 4, 2013. In order to qualify for the USA team for the 2013 FINA World Championships, swimmers must be one of the top two finishers in each of the Olympic events other than the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyle.