Several More Gauchos Make Olympic Trials Cuts

STANFORD, Calif. – It was a successful week in the pool for UCSB swimming as six more Gauchos qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials while competing at Senior Nationals at Stanford University.

Garrett Thompson (50 freestyle), Ryan Hanni (50 and 100 free), Kevin Kuhn (50 and 100 free), Andrea Ward (100 butterfly) and Katie Tomkinson (100 free) became the latest group of UCSB swimmers to make cuts for the trials, which will be held in Omaha, Nebraska next June.
 
Incoming freshman, Bob Hwang, also made his cut in the 200 butterfly, bringing the total number of UCSB qualifiers to nine swimmers.
 
Tim Freeman, Sophia Yamauchi and Chris Peterson each qualified in June at the Santa Clara Grand Prix. Peterson made his 100 free cut this past week, adding a second event to his trials' program, which will also include the 50 free.
 
In alumni news, former UCSB swimmer Katy Freeman finished fifth in the 200 breaststroke at Senior Nationals with a time of 2:27.87, which was almost two seconds faster than her prelims time. 

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