UPDATE: Danny Thomson Finishes 12th in 1,500 at U.S. Olympic Trials
The recent Hinsdale Central graduate finished in 15:27.50 Sunday.
Hinsdale's Danny Thomson, who recently graduated from Hinsdale Central High School, finished 12th in the 1,500-meter freestyle event Sunday at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha with a time of 15:27.50.
The 18-year-old was the No. 20 seed in the 91-swimmer event and his qualifying time for the 1,500-free was 15:28.65.
Thomson was not among the eight swimmers who qualified for the 1,500 final Monday night. Ryan Feeley was the last qualifier at 15:10.55.
The best swimmer in the heats was Andrew Gemmell, who finished at 14:57.29.
Thomson, who will swim next year at Stanford, swam the 400-meter freestyle in Omaha on Monday. He finished his heat in 3:57.29 and did not qualify for the final. He entered the 400 trials seeded 46th out of 136 400-free competitors with a qualifying time of 3:56.44. His time Monday was 35th best.
Thomson broke his own Illinois state record in the 500-yard freestyle last February at the IHSA State Meet. His time was 4:18.86.