Chris Manning ’12 finished 88th out of 139 swimmers with a time of 1:04.73 in the 100m Breaststroke at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. on Monday, June 25. Manning moved up nine spots, but did not qualify for the the evening’s finals.
“Chris had an absolutely amazing season this year and to end his career with a top 100 finish at the Olympic Trials is really icing on the cake,” said Kathy Milliken, Kalamazoo College’s head swimming and diving coach.
“The amount of determination that he showed to get to the meet by training by himself for the last three months and the composure that he showed stepping up on the blocks with the best swimmers — pro and all college divisions — made me feel extremely honored to be his coach. He made all those associated with Kalamazoo College swimming very proud today and over the last four years.”