Waldrep Qualifies for 2020 Olympic Trials in the 200 Backstroke, Baylor Off to Hot Start at Nationals

STANFORD, CA- On day two of the 2019 USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships, Baylor Swim Club / Baylor School athlete Ellie Waldrep has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Team Trials in the 200-meter backstroke.  Waldrep posted a time of 2:14.56 in prelims, which also earned her a second swim in the 18 & Under D-Final, and she finished third in her heat.  Her swim in the 200-meter backstroke broke her own team record which was set earlier this summer.  This is the second Olympic Trials cut Waldrep has achieved this year as she is already qualified in the 100-meter backstroke.

Representing Baylor Swim Club, and current University of Florida swimmer, Trey Freeman has competed in both the 100-meter and 200-meter freestyles at the Phillips 66 National Championships.  He finished 15th overall in the 200 free in a time of 1:49.61 swimming in the B-Final.

Princeton bound swimmer Addison Smith finished 31st in the 200 free in a time of 2:02.76 competing in the 18 & Under D-Final.  She also placed 31st in the 800-meter freestyle in a new personal best time of 8:48.13.

Cecilia Porter competed in prelims in the 200-meter breaststroke swimming a time of 2:38.99 and taking 69th overall.

Addison Smith and Ellie Waldrep will take the pool on Friday at the 2019 Phillips 66 National Championships.  Beginning at 12 p.m. ET, each day’s prelim session will be streamed live in its entirety at usaswimming.org.  Live finals will be available on the Olympic Channel, NBC Sports Network, or the NBC Sports app