Men's Swimming Lands Two On World Championships Roster
April 2, 2001
Three current Stanford swimmers were selected to compete in July at the World Championships and World University Games by virtue of their finishes at the 2001 U.S. Nationals last week. Senior Anthony Robinson and sophomore Randall Bal will compete for the U.S. at the World Championships, July 22-29, in Fukuoka, Japan while freshman Peter Marshall will attend the World University Games in Beijing, China, August 22-September 1.
Robinson will compete in both the 50m and 100m breastroke. He broke the world record in the 50m breast in a 100m time trial with a 27.49 split. His time topped Ukrainian Alexander Dzhaburiya's 1996 mark of 27.61.
Bal will swim the 100m backstroke. He placed second at U.S. Nationals in this event with a time of 55.00.
Freshman Peter Marshall finished third at U.S. Nationals in both the 100m and 200m back with times of 55.03 and 2:00.64 respectively and will swim the 100m back at the World University Games.
Former Stanford standout Tom Wilkens will also be attending the World Championships in Japan, swimming both the 200m and 400m IM. Wilkens placed second in the 400 IM (4:14.52) and first in the 200 IM (2:01.58).