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DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire junior Kristen Zeimetz will be competing at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials taking place in Indianapolis from August 9-16. Zeimetz will be competing in the 200-meter breaststroke, which will be taking place on Sunday, August 13.
Zeimetz, a junior exercise science major from Rochester, N.H., is the first swimmer from the UNH program to qualify for the trials. She qualified with a time of 2:18.05 in the America East conference championships on Feb. 20.
"It is a great honor for Kristen to qualify for the U.S. Olympic trials. It will be a good experience for her and it will only help her during her final two years at UNH. It is also a great honor for the UNH swim program," said UNH Swimming Coach Josh Willman.
Zeimetz has already garnered several honors during her two years as a member of the Wildcat swimming program. Last year, in addition to winning the America East championship in the 200-meter breaststroke, Zeimetz placed second in the ECAC championships in the 100-meter breaststroke. As a freshman she was named America East Swimmer of the Year and captured both the America East and the ECAC titles in both the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke.