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Daniel Boone grad Chris Guiliano, a star at Notre Dame, makes the U.S. Olympic swim team

Daniel Boone High School graduate and current University of Notre Dame star Chris Guiliano qualified for the Paris Olympics Monday night by placing second in the 200-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Indianapolis.

Guiliano, a 100 freestyle specialist, stretched out at the end of the race to nip Drew Kibler, 1:45.38 to 1:45.60.

Luke Hobson won the race in 1:44.89.

Guiliano will swim in the 100 freestyle today.

The swimming competition at the Paris Olympics is from July 27-Aug. 4.

Guiliano, who just completed his junior year at Notre Dame, is a six-time All-American. This year he qualified for the NCAA Division I championships in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles.

He won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference Championships and was a member of the Fighting Irish’s winning 4 x 100 relay team.

He was named the ACC Swimmer of the Year and the team’s MVP.

He holds five school records — 50, 100 and 200 yard freestyles and the 50 and 100 meter freestyles.

At Daniel Boone, he was a three-time high school All-American and named first team all-state in 2019-20.

He was the team MVP as a freshman, junior and senior and was team captain as a senior.

He also swam for TOPS Swimming club.

He is the son of Joe and Cecelia Guiliano and has one brother, Joseph, who swam at Albright College.

Guiliano is majoring in economics with a minor in computing and digital technologies at Notre Dame.

Also Monday, Katie Ledecky made her fourth Olympic team, winning the 400-meter freestyle in  3:58.35.

Last week, Ashley Hoffman (Mohnton/Twin Valley), Kelee Lepage (Honey Brook/Twin Valley), Karlie Kisha (Hamburg),  Phia Gladieux (Oley) and Meredith Sholder (Fleetwood/Emmaus) were named to the U.S. women’s field hockey team.

Hoffman, a team veteran, is one of the co-captains.

The Olympics start on July 24 and end Aug. 11.

 


Source: Berkshire mont

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