"I was hoping to go somewhat fast," Torres said. "They have girls in the world who are going 24.1 and 23.9. I have five more weeks to try to drop a couple of tenths to hope to be in competition with those girls. So I'm very happy with my time and I know I have more work to do." Jessica Hardy (Long Beach, Calif.) also qualified for her second individual event with a second-place finish in the 50m free. She touched in at 24.82.
Peter Vanderkaay (Rochester, Mich.) won his first event at Trials when he posted a time of 14:45.54 in the 1500m free. Vanderkaay trailed Larsen Jensen (Bakersfield, Calif.) for the majority of the race until pulling ahead at the 1200-meter mark. "This wasn't the event I trained for, but I will take it," Vanderkaay said. "I won't change my approach. Obviously it works."
Jensen took home the silver medal in the event, stopping the clock five seconds later at 14:50.80. Both Jensen and Vanderkaay punched their tickets to Beijing earlier in the week. Both men qualified to compete in the 400m free, with Vanderkaay adding the 200m free to his event schedule at the Olympics.
The complete roster for the 2008 U.S. Olympic swim team has been announced by USA Swimming.