Alums Who “Came for the Sports”
Andrew Seliskar, TJ ’15 (pictured at right, courtesy NBC), was in good company at this summer’s Omaha, Nebraska US Olympic Swim Trials. He came in seventh in the finals of the 200 Individual Medley and eighth in the 200 Butterfly finals, both of which were won by the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, who went on to win Gold in both events in Rio.
Seliskar, who led TJ to a State Swim & Dive Championship in 2015 and now swims for University of California, Berkeley (Cal), was the number one male swim recruit during his senior year, alongside top female recruit and international swim sensation, Katie Ledecky.
Christo Landry, TJ ’04, who was part of a standout 2002 team that captured the TJ Mens Cross-Country State Championship, now runs professionally for Mizuno. At right (courtesy NBC), seconds after the start of this year’s 10K Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, he’s third, directly behind eventual winner and 2012 Olympic 10K Silver medalist Galen Rupp, who came in 5th in Rio (but nabbed a bronze medal in the Marathon). Landry finished in 15th place at the trials, two places higher than his 2012 attempt.