Hannis, Craig Make Finals in 50 Breaststroke

June 27, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rising junior Molly Hannis' put together another strong performance in the 50-meter breaststroke and former Vol Brad Craig also excelled in the event Thursday at the U.S. World Championship Trials.

After finishing eighth in the 200-meter breaststroke the evening before, Hannis placed sixth in the 50 breaststroke in 31.32 seconds. Three days into the meet, Hannis is the only Vol to have appeared in multiple championship finals.

Craig posted a strong performance in the men's 50 breaststroke, taking fourth in 27.84. A former All-American for the Vols, Craig still trains out of Knoxville.

Former Lady Vol and U.S. Olympian Christine Magnuson also reached the top eight in her event. Magnuson, who currently trains in Arizona, took fifth in the 100 butterfly in 59.30. Recent graduate Kelsey Floyd was 16th (1:00.93) and incoming freshman Michelle Cefal was 23rd (1:01.24).

Rising senior Lauren Solernou arrived at the national site to compete in her first event, placing 12th in the 50 backstroke in 29.01.

Thursday Results

400 IM: 18. Amanda Carner, 4:53.68

100 Fly: 5. Christine Magnuson, 59.30; 16. Kelsey Floyd, 1:00.93; 23. Michelle Cefal, 1:01.24

50 Breast: 6. Molly Hannis, 31.32

50 Back: 12. Lauren Solernou, 29.01

100 Fly: 22. Sam Rairden, 54.55

50 Breast: 4. Brad Craig, 27.84

50 Back: 20. Sean Lehane, 26.37; 18. Sam Rairden, 26.26 (prelims)/25.52 (swim-off)





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