Former Frogs travel to Olympic Trials
June 27, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas - Former TCU swimming standouts Jonathon Berrettini and Scott McCracken will travel to Omaha, Neb., to attempt to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Berrettini will compete in the 100-back event on June 30, while McCracken hopes to qualify in the 50-free on July 5.
Berrettini, a native of Lewisville, Texas, put together one of the best seasons in TCU history, setting two new school records and qualifying for the NCAA Championships to become the first TCU swimmer to compete at the event since 1997. Berrettini set new TCU marks in the 100-back (48.16) and 100-free (44.70), and earned six All-Mountain West Conference selections.
McCracken became the first TCU swimmer to eclipse the 20-second mark, posting a blistering time of 19.99 in the 50-free event this season. The Houston product won eight events during the 2007-08 season and earned five all-conference selections.