Gavin Carscallen Places Third at Canadian Olympic Trials
State College, Pa., June 5, 2000 - Gavin Carscallen (Calgary, Alberta), a tri-captain of the 1999-2000 Penn State men's swimming and diving team, placed third overall in the 100 butterfly at the Canadian Olympic Trials on June 2 in Montreal, Quebec.
Carscallen registered a lifetime best time of 54.78 while placing third in the 100 butterfly. His time ranks among the top-50 fastest times for the event in the world.
"I am very proud of Gavin's performance in the 100 butterfly final," Penn State men's swimming head coach Peter Brown said. "He has worked himself into a good position, now he knows he can continue to improve and is looking forward to the opportunities that lie ahead."
The top two swimmers in the event who finish with a time of at least 53.90 qualify for the Canadian Olympic squad. The second-place finisher at the recent trials failed to meet the required time standards, therefore leaving one spot still to be filled in the 100 butterfly event.
Carscallen will have another chance to clinch the final spot in the 100 butterfly event on the Canadian Olympic Team at the Canadian Summer National Championships on August 3-6 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.