After placing 13th earlier this morning in one of the tightest heats of the U.S. Olympic trials thus far – the top 16 finishers were separated by .68 of a second – area swim star David Walters placed 10th in the nationally televised semifinals Thursday evening.
The semis weren’t nearly as close as Thursday’s morning heats. Nathan Adrian paced all swimmers in the evening semifinals, finishing in 48.33. Walters (49.34) touched the wall roughly a second behind Adrian.
Three years ago, Walters set an American record in the 100m free after swimming a blazing 47.33 seconds at the 2009 Olympic trials. After shattering his wrist two-and-a-half months before this summer’s Olympic trials, Walters will be content to simply join the 26-man Olympic roster next month in London.
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