When in Rome...Cats Swim Fast
July 29, 2009
The men’s 100m freestyle field included seven current or former Arizona swimmers. Even more impressively, all seven finished within the top 35 out of 220+ competitors from around the globe.
Nilo, Ferns and Joel Greenshields made it “back”, meaning they qualified for the semifinals later in the day. In the semifinal, Nilo swam a blazing 47.78, good enough for fourth overall and a spot in the final heat tomorrow. Ferns will join Nilo after going 47.96 and finishing seventh overall.
In the men’s 200 individual medley semifinal, Darian Townsend finished 11th overall with a time of 1:58.50. Ryan Lochte was the top qualifier with a time of 1:55.18. Townsend qualified for the semifinal heat by turning in a time of 1:58.96 in the preliminary round.
Men’s 100m Freestyle Semifinal Results
-Nicolas Nilo 4th 47.78
-Lyndon Ferns 7th 47.96
-Joel Greenshields 16th 48.73
Men’s 200 IM Semifinal Result
-Darian Townsend 11th 1:58.50
Men’s 100m Freestyle Preliminary Results
-Lyndon Ferns 3rd 47.79
-Nicolas Nilo 12th 48.22
-Joel Greenshields 16th 48.43
-Simon Burnett 20th 48.57
-Roland Schoeman 23rd 48.69
-Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or 29th 48.93
-Albert Subirats 33rd 49.17
Men’s 200 IM Preliminary Result
-Darian Townsend 12th 1:58.96