Miller Earns Olympic Trials Cut

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas-Boise State rising sophomore Chelsea Miller qualified for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials on her way to winning the 200-meter breaststroke Friday, at the Texas Senior Circuit meet hosted by Texas A&M University.

Miller's time of 2:35.80 is two-tenths of a second under the qualifying standard, and was two seconds faster than the nearest competitor.

She becomes the fourth current Bronco to earn an Olympic Trials cut. Rising senior Stephanie North (50-meter freestyle) and rising sophomore Rachel Heaney (200-meter butterfly) have also qualified for the U.S. trials. Rising junior Christine Raininger qualified for the Canadian Olympic Trials.

Boise State head coach Kristin Hill said she anticipates more trial cuts to be attained in the coming months, leading up to 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships Aug. 2-6, in Stanford, Calif.

Olympic Trial standards can only be achieved in a 50-meter course. NCAA standards are measured based on a 25-yard pool.

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials will be held June 25-July 2, next year in Omaha, Neb.