Lane 12th in 50 Free at World Championship Trials

April 3, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - California's Evan Lane took 12th place in the 50-meter freestyle at USA Swimming's World Championship Trials on Sunday at the IU Natatorium. The junior's result - a time of 23.31- was the Golden Bears' best finish on Day Three of the Trials, which will determine the U.S. teams at the July World Championships and at the August World University Games.

Lane, competing for his California Aquatics club, placed fourth in the consolation final of the 50 free and 12th overall. Freshman teammate Joe Whittington, competing for Bakersfield Swim Club, was eighth in the B Final, swimming a time of 23.76 to take 16th place overall in the 50 free. Also in the 50 free, Bears freshman William Copeland was 35th (24.19) and junior Matt Lyon (California Aquatics) was 38th (24.38).

Sophomore teammate Patrick O'Neil (Roseburg Swim Team) took second (55.39) in the C Final for 18th place overall in the 100 butterfly.

Bears freshman Emily Silver (California Aquatics) won the C Final to take 17th place overall in the women's 50-meter freestyle in 25.96.

Day four of the World Championship Trials begins on Monday with the men's 100-meter freestyle.

2005 World Championship Trials - Day 3 Final Results of Current and Former California Golden Bears

Men's 100-Meter Butterfly
18. Patrick O'Neil (Roseburg Swim Team) 55.39.

Women's 50-Meter Freestyle
17. Emily Silver (California Aquatics) 25.96.

Men's 50-Meter Freestyle
12. Evan Lane (California Aquatics) 23.31. 16. Joe Whittington (Bakersfield Swim Club) 23.76. 35. William Copeland (California Aquatics) 24.19. 38. Matt Lyon (California Aquatics) 24.38.

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