July 15, 2011
CLEMSON, SC – A pair of Clemson University seniors qualified for the United States Olympic Trials at the 2011 Senior Sectionals meet held at the University of Georgia on Thursday.
Rising juniors Meg Anderson and Eric Bruck both accomplished the feat in the long-course 50 meters. Anderson finished sixth in the women’s event with a time of 26.38 seconds, making the U.S. Olympic Trial cut by one-hundredth of a second. Bruck finished ninth on the men’s side with a time of 23.32 seconds, almost two-tenths of a second better than the U.S. Olympic Trial mark.
“We are excited for both Eric Bruck and Meg Anderson for qualifying for the Olympic Trials in the 50 meters LC tonight,” Clemson Head Coach Christopher Ip said. “This will be the second time Eric will be invited to the trials and the first time for Meg. This seems to be our new adopted home pool.
“With Fike’s facility down, our student-athletes are still scrambling for time in local facilities close to the university to train. I am proud that swimmers are still fully committed to representing Clemson in the final phase-out year of swimming.”
Anderson, a native of Tampa, FL, finished in the top 20 in the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle last season. Bruck, from Lexington, KY, won the ACC title in the 50 freestyle last season, then went on to finish in a tie for 14th place at the NCAA Championships. He also finished ninth in the conference in the 100 freestyle.
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