Richmond’s Townley Haas qualifies for Olympics; UVA’s Paige Madden second in semifinals

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Townley Haas is going to his second Olympics.

Haas, who grew up in Richmond and went to Benedictine, finished second in the 200 free in a time of 1:45.66 to qualify for the Tokyo Games. Haas also competed for the United States in the Rio Games in 2016.

It was also a great night for Paige Madden. The University of Virginia swimmer was second only to Katie Ledecky in the 200 free semifinals and is set up well to punch her ticket to Tokyo tomorrow night.

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