Vollmer Ties for Fifth Place in 100 Butterfly at World Championships
July 27, 2009
ROME - Former California All-American Dana Vollmer clocked a personal-best time of 56.94 to tie for fifth place in the 100-meter butterfly final at the 2009 FINA Swimming World Championships on Monday night in the Stadia del Nuoto. The Granbury, Texas, product and 2009 NCAA Swimmer of the Year, who completed her Golden Bears career this past season, tied with Brazil's Gabriella Silva for fifth. Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom won the 100 butterfly in a world-record time of 56.06.
Vollmer's time in the 100-fly final bests her previous personal record of 57.15 that she swam in the July 26 heats.
Another former Golden Bear, Hong Kong's Sherry Tsai, posted a time of 1:03.69 to finish 49th in the 100-meter backstroke heats on Monday morning. Tsai competed at Cal from 2005 to 2007.
The World Championships, which began on July 26, will end on Aug. 2.