Coughlin Wins 100 Free at World Championship Trials

April 5, 2005

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - U.S. Olympian and former California Golden Bear Natalie Coughlin won the long course 100-meter freestyle final in a time of 54.76 at the World Championship Trials on Tuesday night at the IU Natatorium. The Athens gold medalist leaves Indianapolis having qualified for the U.S. World Championship team in two events - the 100-meter backstroke and the 100 free. The World Championships take place in July in Montreal, Canada.

Also, Cal freshman Emily Silver, who, like Coughlin, swam for the California Aquatics club at the Trials, was sixth in the 100 free in a time of 55.87.

The final day of the World Championship Trials begins on Wednesday with the men's 800-meter freestyle preliminary. The only other race on Wednesday is the women's 1500-meter freestyle.

2005 World Championship Trials - Day 5 Final Results of Current and Former California Golden Bears

Women's 100-Meter Freestyle
1. Natalie Coughlin (California Aquatics) 54.76. 6. Emily Silver (California Aquatics) 55.87.

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