Hodgson finishes sixth in 200 butterfly at U.S. Olympic swim trials

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:43pm
Staff reports

Nashville Aquatic Club product Dakota Hodgson finished sixth in finals of the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on Thursday night in Omaha, Neb.

Hodgson, a rising sophomore at USC who was homeschooled, finished in 1:58.07. Sixteen-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps won the race in 1:53.65. Phelps and Tyler Clark, who swam a 1:55.12, will represent the U.S. in the Olympics next month in London.

Hodgson was one of 125 swimmers to compete in the 200-meter butterfly. He reached the finals by posting the eighth fastest time, a 1:58.45, in the 16-swimmer semifinals on Wednesday.

Hodgson will have two more chances to make the Olympic team in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley.

The trials continue through Monday with several Nashville Aquatic Club swimmers — Father Ryan products Hayes Johnson and Madison Wenzler, MBA grad Maclin Davis and Harpeth Hall students Michelle Chintanaphol, Anna Grainger, Elizabeth Stinson and Morgan Flynn — still to compete.

Vanderbilt rising sophomore Chrissy Oberg, a native of Spartanburg, S.C., will swim in the 200-meter backstroke on Saturday.