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Ravettine Nears Olympic Trials Standard

August 4, 2011
|  Palo Alto, Calif.
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Brye Ravettine finished in the top half of the field during the 50-meter freestyle preliminary heats with a time of 26.48 Thursday at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships.

Brye Ravettine, a rising sophomore on the Liberty swimming team, swam in the women's 50-meter freestyle prelims Thursday at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

Ravettine touched the wall in a time of 26.48, just 0.09 seconds away from the U.S. Olympic Team Trials standard of 26.39. She finished in a tie for 64th place out of 133 swimmers in Thursday's event.

The Mahwah, N.J., native qualified for the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships, which will take place Dec. 1-3 at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta, Ga.

Lady Flames Sarah McCorkle and Emily Mudd both took part in 50-meter freestyle time trials on Thursday. McCorkle clocked a lifetime-best 27.24, while Mudd finished in 29.30.

Friday's action will include a time trial swim by Liberty's Bethany Wakeley in the 100-meter butterfly. Wakeley swam a 1:03.12 during Tuesday's time trial in the same event, and is again attempting to meet the Olympic Trials standard of 1:01.99. Also, Ravettine will take another shot at the Olympic Trials 50 freestyle cut during Saturday's time trial session.