Kornfeld Places Second at Canadian Trials
July 8, 2009
Paul Kornfeld (Kingwood, TX) likely earned himself a spot at the World Championships later this month following a second place finish at the Canadian World Championship Trials in Montreal on Wednesday.
Kornfeld, who was named an All-American multiple times throughout his four-year career at Stanford, swam 28.06, second only to Scott Dickens in the 50-meter breaststroke. He came into the Finals as the second seed after the preliminaries (28.23).
Freshman Michael Zoldos (Phoenix, AZ), also competing in Canada, won the 'B' Final of the 200 freestyle (1:50.52), following a 1:51.42 preliminary time earlier in the day. Zoldos came into the meet seeded 21st.
La Tourette (Mission Viejo, CA), already a two-time medal winner this week, finished second in the preliminaries of the 1500 freestyle. La Tourette's time of 15:24.73 was second only to France's Sebastian Rouault (15:24.13). Last year in Bangkok, Thailand, La Tourette set the WUG record (15:00.26) in the event.
Dunford (Narobi, Kenya), who was sixth in the preliminaries in the 100 freestyle (49.43), bettered that mark to 48.82, and is third heading into the Finals.
The World University Games continue through July 10, while the Trials run through July 11.