Lilly King Qualifies for Olympics


Tuesday night’s finals in the US Olympic Swim trial are sending a Reitz graduate to the Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Lilly King placed first in the 100m breastroke trial and posted the best time in the world in the last two years. Her time was 1:05:20.

The Indiana sophomore also won her preliminary race and semi-final race on Monday.

She posted the top times in both events.

She went into the final as the top seed.

The top two finishers earned a spot on Team USA.

Family, friends and supporters were cheering King on from Buffalo Wild Wings on Evansville’s east side.

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