RIO DE JANEIRO (WBIR) — Former University of Tennessee and U.S. swimmer Molly Hannis qualified Wednesday for the women’s 200-meter breaststroke semifinals.
Hannis had a time of 2:24.74 during the fourth heat of Wednesday’s preliminary races, and finished 12th among the 16 swimmers.
The women’s-200 meter breaststroke semifinals are scheduled for Thursday night’s primetime coverage of the Olympics on Channel 3. Swimming coverage starts at 9 p.m. ET.
Hannis, 24, won 14-All American certificates swimming at UT from 2012-2015.
Rio de Janeiro marks Hannis’ first Olympic Games.
Former UT and Czech Republic swimmer Martina Moracikova did not qualify for the 200-meter semifinals with a time of 2:27.51 during the third heat of Wednesday’s preliminary races.
Moravcikova, 27, swam at UT from 2007-2011.
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