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Ubellacker ’13 at the Olympic Trials

Rising senior Wyatt Ubellacker ’13 completed his U.S. Olympic Trials experience Saturday June 30 with an outstanding swim in the prelims of the 50-meter freestyle event. He finished second in his heat with a personal record time of 22.78 seconds. Ubellacker also competed in the 100-meter freestyle trials on Thursday and finished with another personal record of 51.39 seconds.

On Thursday June 28, Ubellacker started his Olympic Trials experience with the 100-meter freestyle. He finished third in his heat, receiving a time of 51.39 102nd overall out of the 165 swimmers that competed. He was seeded 156th with a time of 51.40 seconds.

Ubellacker, the first MIT swimmer to compete at the U.S. Trials, just missed out on moving to the semifinals in the 50-meter event. With the top 16 times advancing to the semifinals, Ubellacker was just 0.1 seconds shy of moving on. He finished 21st overall out of 167 competitors in his first Olympic Trials. Swimming in the 10th heat of the day, he was the third swimmer to break 23 seconds. He entered the Trials with the 76th fastest qualifying time of 23.23 seconds.