Hannis Reaches Third Final at Trials

June 28, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS -- Rising junior breaststroker Molly Hannis continued to impress on the national scene Friday, reaching her third A final at the U.S. World Championship Trials.

Hannis saved her best for last, placing fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke in a time of 1 minute, 7.48 seconds to finish her stay at the five-day meet. She took sixth in the 50 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 breaststroke earlier in the two days before.

It has been a strong year thus far for Hannis. She swam the breaststroke leg of the Lady Vols' NCAA winning 200- and 400-yard medley relays and also earned All-America honors in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. She set school records in both those individual events during the year, holding the SEC record for a time.

In other races at the World Championship Trials, former Vol and SEC champ Brad Craig had another good evening in the 200 breaststroke himself, winning the consolation race and taking ninth overall in 1:02.18.

Rising senior Sam Rairden and sophomore Sean Lehane both reached the evening finals in the 100 backstroke. Rairden was 15th in 55.92 in the B Final and Lehane took 18th in 55.64 in the C Final.

The meet concludes Saturday.

Friday Results

400 Free: 25. Lindsay Gendron, 4:18.22; 32. Mary Griffith, 4:20.75

100 Breast: 4. Molly Hannis, 1:07.48

100 Back: 21. Lauren Solernou, 1:02.75; 23. Kate McNeilis, 1:02.94

100 Breast: 9. Brad Craig, 1:02.18

100 Back: 15. Sam Rairden, 55.92; 18. Sean Lehane, 55.64





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