CA: Memphian Pace Clark advances to 200 butterfly final in Olympic swim trials
Memphis University School graduate Pace Clark has moved closer to claiming a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, finishing with the second-fastest time in the 200 butterfly semifinals Tuesday night at the Olympic trials.
His time of 1 minute, 56.27 seconds was behind only 18-time Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who finished in 1:55.17. Clark, an All-American who swims for the University of Georgia, will swim in the 200 fly final today.
Ten of the swimmers who claimed likely spots for Rio on Tuesday will be first-time Olympians. Over the first three days of the trials, that number could be as high as 17.