Cal's Matt Macedo Places 10th in the 100 Free at World University Games

Aug. 25, 2001

BEIJING, CHINA - Cal swimmer Matt Macedo placed 10th in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 50.77 Friday, Aug. 24 at the World University Games in Beijing, China. Macedo, who will be a senior for the Bears this upcoming collegiate season, will next be gunning to qualify for the finals of the 400-meter freestyle that will be held Sunday evening.

It has been quite a summer for both the Cal men's and women's swim teams as the Bears have been well represented at both the national and international stage.

In a credit to the Cal swim programs, three different Cal athletes won gold medals at the World Swimming Championships, July 22-29 in Fukuoka, Japan. Anthony Ervin, who will be a junior this collegiate season, won world titles in the 50 (22.09) and 100-meter free (American record 48.33). Former Cal standout Haley Cope (1998-2001) placed first in the 50-meter back (28.51) and Natalie Coughlin, who will be a sophomore this upcoming school year, was the world champion in the 100-meter back (American record 1:00.37).

Then on August 17 at the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Clovis West High School pool (Fresno County), Cope won the national title in 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:01.89.

Next up for Cal swimmers is the 2001 Goodwill Games, Aug. 29-Sept. 4 in Brisbane, Australia. The Bears will be represented by Cope and junior breaststroker Staciana Stitts, as well as head coach Teri McKeever, who has been selected as one of Team USA's assistant coaches.