Vollmer Takes Second Place in 100 Butterfly in 2009 USA Swimming National Championships

July 8, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS - Former California star Dana Vollmer most likely qualified for the United States' World Championships team by finishing second in the 100-meter butterfly final on July 7 in the 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships/World Championship Trials at the IUPUI Natatorium. Vollmer, who swam a time of 57.32 seconds in the 100 fly final, is among a group of 13 Golden Bears competing in Indianapolis.

While only those who win the A finals along with the top four finishers in the 100- and 200-meter freestyle A finals automatically qualify for the U.S. World Championships team, the final U.S. team should include most of the second-place finishers, including Vollmer.

Tennessee product Christine Magnuson won the 100 fly and automatically qualified for the U.S. World Championships team in a course-record time of 57.15.

The 2009 FINA World Championships will take place in Rome, Italy, from July 26 to Aug. 2. Please see USA Swimming's selection procedures in the above attachment.

In other swimming news, on July 7 in the World University Games held in Belgrade, Serbia, Cal junior Hannah Wilson won the 100-meter freestyle final in a World University Games and Hong Kong-record time of 54.35. Former Cal teammate Madison Kennedy tied for the bronze in the 100 free in a time of 54.96. Kennedy had won a gold medal as part of the winning U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay on July 5.

The 2009 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships/World Championship Trials and the swimming portion of the 2009 World University Games both end on July 11.

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