Trepp Qualifies for Final at European Championship

by Jesse Delerno
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Trepp Qualifies for Final at European Championship

ISTANBUL, Turkey — LSU swimmer Jane Trepp continues to have one of the meets of her life as the junior qualified for an event final for the second time in as many days during the second session of the 2009 European Short-Course Swimming Championships Friday in Istanbul, Turkey.

Trepp will go after her second medal finish of the competition Saturday when she competes in the 100-meter individual medley final. She was the second-fastest swimmer in the preliminaries, posting a personal best of 59.33 seconds, and qualified for Saturday’s final with a 59.50 clocking in the semifinals.

The Estonian became the first female swimmer in her nation’s history to win a medal at the annual meet with her runner-up finish and national record of 29.82 in the 50m breaststroke Thursday. 

Fellow LSU swimmer Andrei Tuomola raced in the men’s 100m freestyle, swimming to a 46th-place finish with a time of 48.94. The Finnish product is scheduled to swim the 50m breast and 100m I.M. Saturday.

The 2009 European Short-Course Championships will continue through Sunday. Live results for the event can be accessed at www.omegatiming.com.