Former Nittany Lion Matt Haupt Just Misses 200m Butterfly Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (July 9, 2004) - Former Penn State swimmer Matt Haupt just missed making the finals of the 200-meter butterfly Friday night during the event¡¯s semifinal of the U.S. Olympic Trials in Long Beach, Calif.
Haupt finished 11th with a time of 2 minutes, 00.70 seconds, less than one second behind eighth-place finisher Eric Donnelly (1:59.93).
Haupt, who served as a Penn State volunteer assistant coach in 2003-04, qualified for the semifinals with a time of 2:00.01 in Friday morning¡¯s preliminaries.
Haupt has two more events remaining at the trials in his effort to make the 2004 U.S.A. team that will compete at the Summer Olympics in Athens. He will swim in Sunday¡¯s 200 IM preliminaries and Monday¡¯s 100 butterfly preliminaries.
Joining Haupt in the 200 IM will be another former Nittany Lion swimmer, Jaffrey Clark. Clark will also participate in the 200 backstroke preliminaries on Sunday.
Current Penn State swimmers Kristen Woodring (Sinking Spring, Pa.), Claire Hawley (Barnstable, Mass.) and Margy Keefe (Cincinnati, Ohio) also have events remaining.
Woodring will swim in Sunday¡¯s 200 breaststroke preliminaries, while Hawley and Keefe will take part in Monday¡¯s 800 freestyle preliminaries.
For more information on Penn State women¡¯s swimming and diving, please visit our official athletics website at www.GoPSUsports.com.