June 30, 2012
OMAHA, Neb. - Michigan State rising senior Jacob Jarzen (Jacksonville, Ill.) has advanced to the 100-meter fly semifinals at the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials after finishing 12th in the preliminary round Saturday morning with a time of 53.12 seconds.
The 100-meter fly semifinals are scheduled for Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha; the evening session begins at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised live on NBC.
Jarzen will swim in the first semifinal, which also features Ryan Lochte, who is a six-time Olympic medalist.
Two-time defending Olympic champion Michael Phelps finished first in the preliminary round of the 100 fly with a time of 51.80 seconds and will swim in the second semifinal.
Each semifinal consists of eight swimmers and the top eight overall will advance to the finals on Sunday night.
For more information and results on the U.S. Swimming Olympic Trials, visit usaswimming.org.