Lawrence native makes history, reaches finals in US Olympic trials

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Michael Andrew reacts after winning his preliminary heat in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

OMAHA, Neb. (KSNT) – As if breaking a junior world record wasn’t enough, Lawrence native Michael Andrew is eyeing a trip to South America in August.

Fresh off a race in which he became the youngest swimmer to finish a race in under a minute, Andrew shaved even more time in his semifinal swim, finishing with a time of 59.85 and advancing to the finals where he has a chance to punch his ticket to Rio.

Andrew, who turned pro when he was 14, already own some records along with a few championships, will have to finish in the top two in the 100 meter breaststroke final to have a place in the United States Olympic swim team.

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