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Greenville Swimmer Makes Olympic Team

Greenville native Lauren Perdue earned a spot on the women's 800m free relay Olympic team Thursday night at the trials in Omaha, Nebraska.

The former Rose High School standout is currently on the University of Virginia swim team.

Perdue finished fourth in the 200-meter freestyle to qualify for the relay team.

Perdue competed Friday morning in the 100-meter freestyle prelims. She came in 27th out of 133 swimmers. The top heats in the 100-meter freestyle prelims will air Friday night starting at 8 on NBC's coverage.


More on the 200-meter freestyle results:

Allison Schmitt dded another race to her growing Olympic schedule, winning the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. swimming trials.

Schmitt broke her own American record with a time of 1 minute, 54.40 seconds.

Missy Franklin claimed the second 200 spot on the team for London, rallying from fifth place at the first turn to take the runner-up spot in 1:56.79.

Dana Vollmer and Perdue finished third and fourth, assuring themselves of being in the pool for the 800 free relay. Shannon Vreeland (fifth) and Alyssa Anderson (sixth) also are likely to be taken to London as potential relay swimmers.

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