Brayden Rudd, a Seven Lakes High School alumnus and current Southern Methodist University swimmer, recently earned a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time at an event in California, SMU’s website reported.
Competing in the Phillips 66 National Championships on Aug. 1 in Stanford, Rudd, a rising sophomore at SMU, finished the 200-meter breaststroke in 2 minutes 17.12 seconds. The USA Swimming qualifying standard time is 2:17.89.
The U.S. Olympic swim trials are set for June 21-28, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska.
As a freshman, Rudd competed in the three finals at the American Athletic Conference championships. He placed fifth in the 200 breaststroke and swam second in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley consolation finals.
At Seven Lakes, Rudd was a 2018 Texas Intercollegiate Swim Coaches Association All-State first team selection in the 100 breaststroke, made second team in the 4×100 freestyle relay, and was honorable mention in the 4×50 freestyle relay and the 200 individual medley.