Stanford Swimmers Wrap Up Stellar Week At World Championships
April 9, 2002
Moscow, Russia - Stanford former and current swimmers had a very successful run at the FINA Short Course World Championships last week in Moscow, Russia. Cardinal athletes garnered six medals and one world record over the course of the championship.
Sophomore Peter Marshall (Atlanta, GA) took home a silver medal in the 50m backstroke with his time of 24.04 and a bronze in the 100m backstroke, clocking in at 51.84. Marshall was a member of two gold medal winning relay teams - the 400m free relay and 400m medley relay. The 400m relay team set a new world record in the event with their time of 3:29.00.
Sophomore Markus Rogan (Wien, Austria) also competed at the World Championships, finishing fourth in the 200m backstroke (1:53.82) and eighth in the 100m backstroke (53.27).
Alumnus Tom Wilkens, who graduated in 1998, took home a gold medal in the 400m IM (4:04.82) and a bronze in the 200m IM. He also placed sixth in the 200m butterfly (1:56.71).