Alicia Finnigan placed 44th in the 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
Liberty freshman Alicia Finnigan placed 44th in the women's 200-meter butterfly at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Wednesday at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb.
Finnigan is the second student-athlete in program history to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials while enrolled at Liberty, following Brye Ravettine in 2012. Finnigan's 44th-place finish is the highest by any Lady Flames swimmer at Olympic Trials to date.
Making her Olympic Trials debut, the Sugar Land, Texas, native, finished fourth in the fourth out of 10 heats in the 200 fly, with a time of 2:15.46. She entered the meet with a lifetime-best seed time of 2:14.05.
Top-seeded Cammile Adams swam the fastest qualifying time, 2:08.29. Hali Flickinger followed in second at 2:09.20, followed by Cassidy Bayer (2:09.29) and Kelsi Worrell (2:09.40) in third and fourth. It took a 2:12.54 to qualify for tonight's semifinals.
Tonight, there will be two semifinal heats, with the top eight times qualifying for tomorrow night's 200-meter butterfly final. The top two finishers in tomorrow's final will earn the right to represent the U.S. at the Rio Olympics.