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Wildcats Come Up Short in Olympic Trials

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Two members of the Kentucky women’s swim team nearly clinched a spot in the Rio Olympics.  Bridgette Alexander finished eighth (2:11.41) and Danielle Galyer finished fifth in the 200m backstroke, breaking a school record at 2:09.31.  It was a great effort, but world record holder Missy Franklin was too powerful to overcome.

In track and field, there was heartbreak.  Sha’Keela Saunders began the long jump qualifier with the best jump of her life, 22’7.25″/6.89m (+1.8).  It put her into third place, enough to make it to Rio.  She remained in third until her final attempt — she fouled and fell to fourth, one spot shy of Rio.  Her teammate, Kenyattia Hackworth, finished in sixth place.

Even though we can’t cheer them on in Rio, they all made the BBN proud with a fantastic effort in the Olympic Trials.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for Wildcats Come Up Short in Olympic Trials



  1. 25OR624
    10:56 pm July 2, 2016 Permalink

    o,uh-uh,oo
    oo,uh-uh,oo
    oo,uh-uh,oo
    oo,your backstroke

    [Verse 1]
    Picture me in one of those two seater things
    Top down so thoughts of you are in the breeze
    And the wind
    And the wind
    And the wind
    Winds in my hair
    But each time I say I won’t be back around
    You get me back around
    And I know you bring me down
    But still sometimes
    You seem to get me high

    [Chorus]
    Oh poppi
    I sit and think about all of the things
    We go thru
    And I wonder why I stay with you
    But there’s something in your backstroke
    And it keeps me yearning for you
    Something’s in your backstroke

    [Verse 2]
    Here it is
    I’mma make it plain
    I’mma lay it on the line
    (lay it on the line)
    Mostly I feel you’re just
    A waste of my time

    But oooh.. I want you
    (I gotta have ya) (really don’t need u)

    But it’s the way u love me
    That keeps me thinking poppi oh I

    [Chorus]
    Oh poppi
    I sit and think about all of the things
    We go thru
    And I wonder why I stay with you
    But there’s something in your backstroke
    And it keeps me yearning for you
    Something’s in your backstroke

    And it keeps me yearning u
    And it keeps me yearning u
    And it keeps me yearning u
    And it keeps me yearning u

    [Bridge]
    I can’t do this forever but right now I’d rather
    just give in and get your love 2night

    [Chorus]
    Oh poppi
    I sit and think about all of the things
    We go thru
    And I wonder why I stay with you
    But there’s something in your backstroke
    And it keeps me yearning for you
    Something’s in your backstroke

    out again humming that same monotony knowing yet again that familiar feeling that torn chance dream held together by just that little bit by that tiny spec of something promised can you see it yeah well maybe you’ll reach it one day along with that calm pool because in this pool it’s sink or swim but you’re caught doing the dead man’s float i wish i could give you something different but i’m lying in the water face down beside you