Ben Wildman-Tobriner Places Fifth In 50 Free At Pan Pacific Championships

Aug. 21, 2006

Victoria, British Columbia - Ben Wildman-Tobriner, who will be a senior in the Fall at Stanford University, continued his excellent summer swim season with a fifth place finish on Sunday at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Wildman-Tobriner, who was one of two American swimmers in the 50 meter finals, was timed in 22.44. Cullen Jones of the United States won the event in a meet record time of 21.84, beating defending world champion Roland Schoeman of South Africa.

Earlier this summer, Wildman-Tobriner finished second in the 50 meter free and fourth in the 100 meter free at the U.S. Swimming National Championships in Irvine, Ca.

Wildman-Tobriner and Hongzhe Sun were current Stanford swimmers who were a part of 56-man American team.

NBC will broadcast the Pan Pacific Championships on a tape-delayed basis on August 26 from 11-1 p.m. (pst) and Sunday, August 27, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (pst). Ted Robinson, who also is Stanford's football play-by-play announcer, will provide the broadcast chores.

Final results involving current and former Stanford swimmers
100 Meter Backstroke (B Final) - 1. Randall Bal (53.84)

200 Meter Backstroke (B Final) - 2. Hongzhe Sun (2:00.54)

50 Meter Free (A Final) - 5. Ben Wildman-Tobriner (22.44)

200 Meter IM (B Final) - 8. Tobias Oriwol (2:06.61)

400 Meter IM (B Final) - 3. Tobias Oriwol (4:24.81)

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