By Kelly Mason
March 3, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - Head coach Jeanne Fleck and the swimming and diving program hosted the Fresno State Trials Saturday morning in hopes of qualifying girls for the Olympic Trials. With it being an Olympic year, Fresno State set up the long course to provide an opportunity for the collegiate swimmers.
The time trials turned out to be a success. Three swimmers qualified for the Olympic Trials, two from San Jose State and Fresno State junior, Dani Yoho.
Yoho swam the 50 Freestyle in 26.39 which was the exact time she needed to qualify to compete at the 2012 Olympic Trials. She finished second in the race where San Jose State's swimmer finished first qualifying with a time of 26.37.
"I'm just so proud of Dani," said Fleck. "She has been really close to making the time and has overcome a lot of adversity this year. With a new coach and all, I am really proud of her. It is such a big deal for the program having two girls making the Olympic Trials. In four years to have two is really exciting as a coach."
Sophomore Michelle Dockendorf had already qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials back in the summer of 2010 during her last club meet before she came to Fresno State. She qualified in the 200 Breastroke with a time of 2:34.44, when she needed a time of 2:35.99.
Yoho and Dockendorf will be heading to Omaha, Neb. this June to compete with some of the fastest swimmers in the world at the 2012 Olympic Trials.
Be sure to follow GoBulldogs.com for the progress of these two Fresno State swimmers as they compete in June.
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