Bears Win 4 Medals at Pan Pacific Championships
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  08/20/2010

Aug. 20, 2010 Race Video Meet Results    

IRVINE, Calif. - California swimmers won four medals for the United States on Aug. 19 at the 2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships held at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center. Former Golden Bears star Natalie Coughlin won the 100-meter freestyle championship final, while Dana Vollmer tied for the silver medal. Vollmer later reached the top of the podium as part of the victorious U.S. 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Between those two races, Cal sophomore Caitlin Leverenz captured a bronze medal in the 400-meter individual medley.

Coughlin, who had posted the second-fastest qualifying time for the 100 free behind Vollmer, clocked a meet-record time of 53.67 in the final. Vollmer tied with Australia's Emily Seebohm for second place with a time of 53.96. Cal senior Hannah Wilson, swimming for Hong Kong, finished seventh in the 100 free with a time of 55.32.

Leverenz, who won the 400 IM at the ConocoPhillips National Championships in early August, posted a time of 4:38.03 to win the bronze in the 400 IM at Pan Pacs.

In the last women's race of the night, Vollmer led off the U.S. 4x200-free relay, which won with a meet-record time of 7:51.21. Former Cal All-American Lauren Boyle, swimming for New Zealand, led off the Kiwis' fifth-place relay (7:59.80). is airing daily video from the meet, which ends on Sunday, Aug. 22. NBC along with will broadcast action on Aug. 21 from 2-4 p.m. PT as well as on Aug. 22 from 3-4 p.m. PT.