Four Panthers Aim For Olympics. Update: McClellan makes national team

Emily McClellan

Emily McClellan

Hurdler, Swimmers head to Olympic Trials

UPDATEEmily McClellan of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee swimming team swam a lifetime best in the 100m breaststroke and finished sixth overall at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials Wednesday, earning spot on the U.S. national team. Read more …


Over the next week, four members of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee athletics department will compete in hopes to earn a trip to this year’s summer Olympics.

Senior Jordan Diel and sophomores Emily McClellan and Becky Yokosh will swim at the United State Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. starting Monday while junior Durell Busby ran in his home country of Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday.

Track Information

Durell Busby

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee junior Durell Busby finished second overall with a time of 13.81 seconds in the 110m hurdles at the Sagicor NGC National Open Championships at Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain, Trinidad Saturday in pursuit of earning a spot at this year’s summer Olympics.

Busby’s second-place finish likely keeps his Olympic dream alive for his home nation of Trinidad & Tobago, though he’ll need to enter another race and meet the qualifying time in order to secure a berth. Read “Busby’s Olympic Dream Still Alive”.

Swimming Information

Milwaukee’s three swimmers will compete in the massive over a variety of days. Prelims for each event start at 10 a.m., with the fastest 16 advancing to the semifinals. From there, the top eight will swim in the finals where the top two swimmers in each event will punch their tickets to London.

Yokosh will be the first Panther in the pool at the elite meet, competing in the 100m backstroke Tuesday, June 26. She is currently ranked 112th out of 167 in the event. Yokosh will swim again in the 200m backstroke Saturday, June 30th.

McClellan will also swim on Tuesday, as she is ranked 10th in the nation in the 100m breaststroke. The sophomore will compete again Friday, June 29 in the 200m breaststroke where she is currently seeded 40th out of 133.

Diel is seeded 73rd overall in the 100m butterfly and will swim Saturday, June 30.

A Q/A with McClellan previewing next week’s meet is available here.

All information about this year’s Olympic Trials can be found here.

Live results from the swimming Olympic Trials.

All but the fastest heats of preliminaries will be webcast live at usaswimming.org. June 25-July 1 beginning at 10 a.m. Central Time. The fastest 2-4 heats of preliminaries will be broadcast on tape delay by NBC Sports. See the schedule below for further information.

June 25
Prelims, 5:30-7 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

June 26
Prelims, 5:30-7 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

June 27
Pelims, 6-7 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

June 28
Pelims, 3:30-4:30 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

June 29
Prelims, 3:30-5 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

June 30
Prelims, 5:30-7 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

July 1
Prelims, 5-6 p.m., NBC Sports
Finals, 7-8 p.m., NBC

July 2
No Pelims
Finals, 7-7:30 p.m.