Adrian Captures National 100 Free Title
Proving that Cal produces some of the best sprinters in the nation - and the world - Golden Bear alum Nathan Adrian captured the 100-meter freestyle (long course) and Anthony Ervin placed third during Day One (June 25) of the 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis.
Adrian, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the 100 free at the London Games who helped Cal to the 2011 national title, clocked in at 48.10 to top Jimmy Feigen and qualify for the World Championships, held July 28-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain. Ervin, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 50 free, was third in the 100 free with a time of 48.49. He is seeded second in the 50 free, which will be swum on Saturday, June 29.
Another highlight for the Cal men's swimming program at the national championships was Tom Shields placing third in the 200 fly with a mark of 1:57.39 Tuesday. Shields, who just concluded a phenomenal college career winning nine NCAA individual/relay NCAA titles in four years for the Bears, had entered the 200 fly seeded seventh. He will later be competing in the 50 and 100 fly in Indianapolis.
Other finishes for Cal swimmers at the national championships were sophomore Seth Stubblefield winning the B Final in the 100 free with a time of 49.78, sophomore Adam Hinshaw placing second in the B Final of the 200 fly with a mark of 1:59.06, and sophomore Will Hamilton finishing eighth in the C Final of the 200 fly with a time of 2:04.81.
Incoming freshman Janardan Burns, swimming for Mission Viejo Natadores, also made a strong showing by placing 10th in the 1500 free with a time of 15:34.16.
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