Cindy Tran reached the 50- and 100-back finals in Russia.

Tran, Au Reach Backstroke Finals

Bears Finish in the Top Eight of the 100- and 50-Backstrokes at the World University Games
By Cal Athletics on Mon, July 15, 2013

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KAZAN, Russia – California’s Cindy Tran and Stephanie Au placed in the top eight in both the 50- and 100-meter backstroke finals at the World University Games, with Tran just missing out on a medal in Monday’s 50-back final at the Aquatics Palace. A senior swimming for the United States, Tran posted a time of 28.45 to place fourth and Au, a junior swimming for Hong Kong, swam a time of 28.83 to finish seventh in the 50.
In the July 13 100-back final, Tran clocked a time of 1:01.32 to take fifth and Au placed eighth in a time of 1:02.22.

Also on Monday, Golden Bear alumna Liv Jensen – a two-time 50-yard freestyle NCAA champion – swam in the semifinals of the 50-meter freestyle for the U.S., finishing with the 12th-fastest time (25.66). She did not reach Tuesday’s final. Jensen had qualified for the semifinals with the 14th-fastest time (25.82) in the preliminary heats.

On July 11, Jensen clocked a time of 56.87 in the 100-free semis but placed 16th and out of final contention.

In the 4x200-meter freestyle relay final on July 13, Cal junior Camille Cheng led off Hong Kong’s eighth-place team, which posted a time of 8:27.10.

The Bears opened the World University Games with a splash, when Jensen and Cal sophomore Rachael Acker won silver medals as part of the U.S. 4x100-meter freestyle relay on July 10.

The indoor swimming competition at the World University Games ends on Tuesday, July 16, with open-water racing slated for Wednesday, July 17.


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