Mustangs Continue Quest For 2012 Olympics

Go smu! Alex Hetland
Go smu!
Alex Hetland
Go smu!

May 30, 2012

DEBRECEN, Hungary (SMU) - Several current SMU swimmers and Mustang alums continued the quest for Olympic gold by competing in the LEN European Championships over the weekend.

Mustang alum Alex Hetland of Norway earned a sixth-place finish in the 50-meter breaststroke, touching the wall in 27.82. He was a member of the 12th-place 400-meter Norwegian medley relay squad that finished with a time of 3:40.57. Hetland swam the second leg of the relay in a time of 1:01.41. Hetland also competed in the 100-meter breaststroke, finishing 26th in 1:02.17.

Lars Frolander was a member of the sixth-place 400-meter Swedish freestyle relay team as well as the ninth-place 400-meter Swedish medley relay squad that finished with times of 3:17.12 and 3:39.69, respectively. He came in 10th in the 100-meter butterfly, clocking in with a time of 52.86 and was 27th in the 100-meter freestyle (50.31).

Senior Mindaugas Sadauskas finished 15th in the 100-meter freestyle, touching the wall in 49.86. Sadauskas was a member of the 17th-place 400-meter Lithuanian medley relay team that finished with a time of 49.89. He also was 34th in the 50-meter freestyle (23.21), 35th in the 50-meter butterfly (25.18) and tied for 39th in the 50-meter backstroke (27.04).

Sophomore Matas Andriekus joined fellow Mustang and countryman Sadauskas on the 17th-place 400-meter medley relay squad. The backstroke specialist came in 26th in the 100-meter event (56.36), 32nd in the 50-meter event (26.51) and was 38th in the 200-meter event (2:04.85).

The 2012 Olympic Games will be held in London July 27 - August 12. In July, FINA will determine Olympic time cuts and swimmers will be named to their respective Olympic teams.