Tran, Au Reach Backstroke Finals
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.