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"[...] place in 50 freestyle completes quest Manuel finished her Olympic quest Sunday with a second-place finish in the 50-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials to add an event on her Olympic schedule. 'Just getting to Rio, all the nerves will be gone, and I think I will be able to swim a little bit faster,' said Manuel, who will compete in three events at the Olympics - the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay. Manuel, who went to Fort Bend Austin, finished five-hundredths of a second behind winner Abbey Weitzeil, who also beat her in the 100. Manuel took last season off from the Stanford swim team so she could concentrate on training for the Olympics. The strategy paid off in the 100 when she finished second Friday to get a spot in that event and the relay.", www.houstonchronicle.com
"Jaeger, Weitzeil win final 2 races of US Olympic trials The final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials came down to the long and short of it, a pair of races that couldn't provide more of a contrast. Jaeger used a powerful finishing kick to pull away from Jordan Wilimovsky in the 1,500-meter freestyle Sunday night, while Weitzeil claimed victory in the 50 free just ahead of Simone Manuel. Jaeger won a silver medal in the 1,500 at last year's world championships. Four other swimmers who already earned spots on the Olympic team were farther back.", www.sfchronicle.com
"The final night of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials came down to the long and short of it, a pair of races that couldn't provide more of a contrast. Jaeger got a strong kick off the next-to-last wall and, pulling away on the final lap, he finished in 14 minutes, 47.61 seconds. Justin Gatlin is heading to the Rio Olympics, after posting the year's best time of 9.8 seconds in the 100 meters to win the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Allyson Felix fought through her injured right ankle to secure her spot in the 400 meters (49.68 seconds), and keep alive her hopes of a 200-400 double. [...] defending Olympic champion Ashton Eaton, whose coach is Cohoes native Harry Marra, was a runaway winner in the decathlon.", www.timesunion.com