Lakewood Ranch High alum Danielle Valley posted the best finish among area swimmers at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., on Monday. For Valley, that meant a 41st place showing during the prelims of the 400-meter freestyle. Valley clocked in at 4:16.52.
Only the top eight in each event qualified for the finals, which are scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m. each night.
Others competing locally on Monday were Lakewood Ranch’s Daniel Erlenmeyer (3:58.83, 52nd place) and Bayshore’s T.C. Smith (3:59.80, 69th place), who swam the men’s 400-meter freestyle.