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Midland High Alum qualifies for the Team USA 4x100m freestyle relay team

Natalie Hinds has earned her spot on the Team USA roster.

MIDLAND, Texas — UPDATE: Midland High School alum Natalie Hinds placed 4th in the 100-meter freestyle at the Olympic Swim Trials. With this win she has secured her ticket to Tokyo to compete on Team USA's 100-meter freestyle relay team.


Midland High Alum Natalie Hinds will compete Friday night at 8:00 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network in the swimming Olympic trials to earn her spot on the Team USA roster for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Hinds will be competing in the 100-meter freestyle final tonight and needs to finish in the top four to secure her ticket to Tokyo. If she finishes 5th or 6th, she will make the team as an alternate. 

In the semifinal round, Hinds tied fellow American Olivia Smoliga for first place with a time of 53.55 to earn her place in the final. 

One of her competitors, defending champion and big-time favorite to make the Olympic games Simone Manuel, didn't make it to even the final round for the 100-meter event. 

Hinds, who attended the University of Florida, will also compete in this weekend's 50-meter race and will look to earn a spot in that race for the Olympics as well.