Ellie Waldrep Crushes Olympic Trails Qualifying Time in the 100 Backstroke on Day 2 of Atlanta Classic

ATLANTA, GA- Day 2 of the Atlanta Classic Swim Meet was headlined by Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School sophomore Ellie Waldrep.  She dropped at 1:02.14 to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 100-meter backstroke to finish sixth overall in a very competitive championship finals heat.  This is the second Baylor Swim Club athlete to qualify for Olympic Trials this weekend as Cecilia Porter made the cut in the 100-meter breaststroke on Friday.  The meet features some of the top swimmers from all across the country, and is being swum at the world-class Georgia Tech McAuley Aquatic Center, the home pool of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.  The Olympic Team Trials- Swimming will be held June 21-28, 2020 at CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE.

Baylor alumni, and current University of Florida Gator Trey Freeman was also competing in the high level meet this weekend.  He claimed first overall in the 400-meter freestyle in a time of 3:52.35.  He also finished third on Friday evening in the 200-meter freestyle.  Freeman’s times in both the 200 and 400-meter freestyle events were also under the 2020 Olympic Trials qualifying time standard.  He participated in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2016.

Other Baylor Swim Club Finals Results (Sat., May 18th)

Alex Borisov (9th-200 BR, 25th-200 FLY); Trey Freeman (1st-400 FR); Jack Kirby (10th-100 BK, 22nd-50 FR); Cecilia Porter (20th-200 BR); Addison Smith (9th-200 FLY, 10th-400 FR); Ellie Waldrep (6th-100 BK)