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Oliver Smith Places Eighth in 50 Free on Day Two of Arena Pro Swim Series

Oliver Smith Places Eighth in 50 Free on Day Two of Arena Pro Swim Series

Junior Oliver Smith advanced to the Championship Final of the 50 Freestyle while sophomore Trey Kolleck and senior Christian Baker reached the C Final in the 50 Free and 200 Free, respectively, on day two of the Arena Pro Swim Series in Austin, Texas.

Smith qualified for the A final in the 50 Free with a preliminary time of 23.23. In the final, Smith bested his prelim time, touching at 23.13, to place eighth in the event. He was edged out in the finals by Shinri Shioura (1st, 22.44), Yuri Kisil (2nd, 22.46), Michael Andrew (22.65), Matt Grevers (4th, 22.66), Ryan Held (5th, 22.69), Syun Kawasaki (6th, 22.88) and Luis Flores (7th, 23.00).

In the C Final of the 200 Freestyle, Baker recorded a time of 1:55.85 to finish 24th overall. Earlier in the day, Baker turned in the 22nd fastest prelim time at 1:54.71. In the C Final of the 50 Free, Kolleck finished 24th overall following a time of 24.19. Kolleck advanced to the finals after posting a mark of 23.98 in prelims, the 24th fastest during the morning session.

Other Eagles in action on Saturday were junior Cindy Cheng in the 200 Back (42nd, 2:22.12), sophomore Fiona Muir in the 50 Free (47th, 27.31), 200 Free (64th, 2:07.54) and 200 Back (76th, 2:27.98), sophomore Thomas Gordon in the 200 Free (76th, 2:02.13) and freshman Sage Ono in the 200 Back (40th, 2:11.53) and 50 Free (65th, 25.26).

The Arena Pro Swim Series wraps up competition on Sunday with the 200 Fly, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 200 IM, 800 Free and the 1500 Free. Competition gets underway at 10:00 AM EST with preliminaries with the finals to follow at 7:00 PM EST. Fans can follow the action with live results and a live web stream which can found at usaswimming.org. NBC Sports Network will also be covering the championship and consolation finals tomorrow night beginning at 7:00 PM EST.