June 28, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Another day, another Bulldog on the United States roster for the FINA World Championships.
Rising junior Nic Fink came in second in the 100-meter breaststroke on Friday at the USA Swimming Phillips 66 National Championships. His runner-up time of 1:00.24 catapulted him to ninth in the world rankings and put him in the World Championships, which will take place July 28-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain.
“That’s one of the greatest swims we’ve ever had,” Georgia coach Jack Bauerle said. “He just changed leagues. He went from Triple-A to Major League Baseball, maybe even the World Series.”
Also on Friday, incoming freshman Olivia Smoliga came in fifth in the 100-meter backstroke and Gemmell took sixth in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 3:52.69.