Skip Kenney and Peter Marshall Return From World Championships
Oct. 13, 2004
Indianapolis, Ind. - Stanford head men's swimming coach Skip Kenney and former Cardinal All-American Peter Marshall wrapped up a successful trip to the 2004 FINA Short Course World Championships on Monday night at Conseco Fieldhouse.
Marshall finished third in the 50 meter backstroke, clocking in at 23.93 - just 0.42 seconds off the pace set by Germany's Thomas Rupprath. The three-time NCAA Champion in the 100 back took fourth in the 100 meter backstroke, touching the wall in 52.09. Marshall also swam the lead-off leg in the United States' 400 meter medley relay team in the prelims that qualified for the event finals. The USA won the relay that night in a world record time, thus earning Marshall a gold medal.
Skip Kenney, who served as the head coach of the U.S. men's team, helped his squad to a dominant showing at the World Championships, setting several world records in the process. In the final medal count, the U.S. team earned 21 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze medals for a total of 41. Australia was a distant second with 29 medals overall.