Waynesboro Y swimmer places sixth in national swim event
Rule, 14, swimming for the Waynesboro YMCA team, finished with a time of 2:12.92, 1.40 seconds behind national champion Courtney Weaver of Flint, Mich.
Rule’s time broke a Virginia state 14-and-under record for the event and is the 12th-fastest time ever for a 14-year-old swimmer.
Rule also was within the qualifying time for the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials in the 200-meter butterfly. She had already qualified for the trials and a chance to compete in the 2012 London Olympics earlier in the summer.