La Tourette Wins 1500 to Cap Speed Challenge

May 30, 2010

IRVINE, Calif.-- Stanford's Chad La Tourette won the 1500-meter freestyle and alum Markus Rogan reached two finals to cap the Speedo Grand Challenge on Sunday.

La Tourette, the American record holder in the 800-meter short course, led the field in the 1500 long course event with a time of 15:14.43, 13 seconds ahead of Michael Klueh.

Rogan, a former Olympian, finished second in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.93, behind Cal's David Russell (54.89) and was one of two alums in the 100 freestyle. Jason Dunford was the top Cardinal finisher with a time of 49.99, for third, while Rogan was fourth with a mark of 50.43. Jason's brother David, was seventh, followed by Aaron Wayne (eighth) and Jakob Allen (14th).

Stanford also had two swimmer reach the consolation finals in 100 back with Matt Thompson (sixth) and Andrew Saeta (eighth).

Bobby Bollier also reached the finals of the 200 butterfly.

Full Results

SPEEDO CHALLENGE FOR STANFORD (Top-20):
Sunday
1500 Free: La Tourette (1st-15:14.43) Michael Klueh (15:27.21), Korotkin (6th, 16:12.24)
100 Back: Rogan (2nd-54.93) Consolation B: Thompson (6th), Saeta (8th)
100 Free: J. Dunford (3rd-49.99), Rogan (4th-50.43) Consolation B: D. Dunford (7th), Wayne (8th), Consolation C: Allen (14th)
200 Fly: Bollier, Consolation B: Charnin-Aker, Korotkin

Saturday
50 Free: J. Dunford (3rd-23.12) Consolation B: D. Dunford (7th), Wayne (8th) Consolation C: Allen (14th), Saeta (17th)
100 Fly: J. Dunford (2nd-53.19), Bollier (4th-54.44) Consolation B: Wayne (11th), Simpkins (12th) Consolation C: Lovelace (19th)
200 Back: Rogan (2nd-1:58.41), Thompson (4th-2:03.44) Consolation B: Saeta (6th)
400 Free: La Tourette (3rd-3:53.05) Consolation B: Scheid (6th), Korotkin (9th)
400 IM: Bollier (4th-4:32.37) Consolation B: Charnin-Aker (5th)

Friday
1500 Free Prelims: La Tourette (3rd), Korotkin (5th)
100 Breast: Criste (2nd), Consolation B: Lovelace (5th)
200 Free: Consolation B: Scheid (8th), Bollier (9th), La Tourette (11th) Consolation C: Korotkin (14th)
200 IM: Consolation B: Thompson (5th), Lovelace (9th), Bollier (11th), Charnin-Aker (12th)

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