Men Add to Medal Count
July 9, 2009
Stanford's Paul Kornfeld finished in third place at the Canadian World Championship Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke, while Chad La Tourette won his third medal and Jason Dunford won his second at the World University Games in Serbia.
The Cardinal could add to their medal count on Friday, as Dunford set a Games record in the 100 butterfly Semifinals and Matthew Swanston is the sixth-seed in the 200 backstroke.
Kornfeld (Kin field, TX) came into the Finals of the 100 breaststroke with the top time in the preliminaries, at 1:01.36. He finished third to Scott Dickens (1:00.23), with a time of 1:00.65, but could still be headed to Rome, Italy for the World Championships following a second place showing in the 50 breaststroke on Wednesday.
La Tourette (Mission Viejo) added to his medal count by finishing second to Poland's Przemyslaw Stanczyk, with a time of 14:53.77 in the Finals. He previously won a Gold Medal in the 800 freestyle and first of two Silvers in the 400 freestyle.
Dunford (Nairobi, Kenya) won bronze in the 100 freestyle with a time of 48.73, finishing behind Russia's Sergey Fesikov (48.43). Dunford also set the standard in the 100 butterfly, racing to the second-best preliminary time (52.22), before breaking the record in the Semifinals (50.85). He won Silver in the 50 butterfly on Monday.
Swanston, an incoming freshman and racing for Canada, was sixth in the Semifinals of the 200 backstroke (2:00.59). Eugene Godsoe finished 13th in the Semifinals.
Also making Final appearances was Jakob Allen, who was third in the “C” 50 freestyle (22.64) and Patrick Simpkins, who was third in the “C” 100 butterfly (53.87). Both Finals took place at the U.S. World Championship Trials in Indianapolis.
**-- More than likely, the top two finishers at the Trials are invited to the World Championships in Rome later this month.