North Leads Trio of Broncos Friday at Trials

OMAHA, Neb.-Former Bronco Stephanie North finished 32nd in the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Friday, in Omaha, Neb. North clocked a 56.16, good for third in her heat. It is the highest finish for a Boise State swimmer at the Olympic Trials.

The 100 freestyle was North's debut at the meet after finishing her Boise State career in 2011-12. She closed with a 28.97 split in the back 50, but it was not enough to climb into the top 16 and advance to the evening session. North missed qualifying for the semifinals of the event by less than eight-tenths of a second.

Amber Boucher, who also exhausted her eligibility during the 2011-12 season, tied her personal best in the 100 freestyle with a 56.99 to take 68th, up from her No. 98 seed.

Rising junior Chelsea Miller climbed 60 spots from her seed of 126 to place 66th in the 200-meter breaststroke with a 2:36.79. Miller, swimming her only event of the meet, finished second in her heat almost running down the leader with a strong final 50 meters (40.60 seconds).

Boucher and North will close out Boise State's first trip to the Olympic Trials Sunday, in the 50-meter freestyle.

Below is the remaining schedule of events for swimmers with Boise State ties. Prelims will begin at 10 a.m. (CT) each day. The evening sessions will start at 7 p.m. (CT). Video of every event will be available online or on television. All but the fastest heats of prelims can be seen live at The fastest two to four heats of prelims (depending on the event) will be aired on tape delay by NBC Sports. The evening sessions will be broadcast live on NBC in the Eastern and Central time zones and delayed in the Mountain  (7 p.m.) and Pacific (8 p.m.) time zones.

In races 200 meters and shorter, the top 16 swimmers from preliminaries advance to the semifinals.

Sunday, July 1
50m Freestyle- Amber Boucher and Stephanie North

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