Brinton Set for U.S. Olympic Trials Monday

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PITTSBURGH – Emma Brinton (Landenberg, Pa. / Avon Grove) of the Duquesne swimming and diving team is slated to compete in Wave I of the United States Olympic Team Trials this Monday, June 7 at the CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. Brinton will compete in the 200 long course meters individual medley at 11 a.m. ET. 

She qualified for the event by recording an Olympic Trial cut time of 2:16.88 in the 200 IM at the Toyota U.S. Open Championship in Atlanta, Ga. on Dec. 5, 2019. Brinton placed 26th out of 176 total participants to become first Duquesne swimmer to post an Olympic Trial cut time. 

Brinton, who helped the Dukes to their first two Atlantic 10 Championships in program history in 2018 and ’19, capped her collegiate career with a school-record 14 medal-winning performances for Duquesne. She took home three gold medals in the 200 IM as well as three golds in the 400 IM for the Dukes. 

Brinton owns school records in the 200 backstroke (1:57.67), 200 IM (1:58.90), 400 IM (4:13.68), 800 freestyle relay (7:15.54) in addition to a trio of long course school records. 

Named the A-10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer as a freshman in 2018, she also set three A-10 Championship records during her career, including two in the 400 IM and the other in the 200 IM for the Dukes. 

The fastest 16 times from Monday morning’s preliminaries of the 200 IM will qualify for the finals on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET. Swimmers who compete in Wave I will qualify for Wave II of the Olympic Trials by finishing in the top two places in an event. The top swimmers from Wave II will earn spots on the U.S. Olympic Team for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. 


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