Duo Finish Off Successful International Week of Swimming

July 11, 2009

Stanford Swimming finished up a very successful week internationally with Michael Zoldos winning his second medal of the Canadian World Championship Trials and Curtis Lovelace also winning a Bronze Medal at the American equivalent.

Lovelace (Nashville, TN) finished in third place at the American Trials in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:10.96, after racing to a time of 2:12.43 in the preliminaries. He came into the meet as the 11th seed.

For Zoldos (Phoenix, AZ), who also won a Silver Medal in the 400 freestyle, the Stanford freshman finished in third place in the 1500 freestyle. His time of 15:21.04 fell behind winner Ryan Cochrane (15:03.41).

Also in Indianapolis for the U.S. Trials, incoming freshman Matt Thompson was seventh in the 200-meter backstroke, bettering his mark in the preliminaries from 2:00.99 to 1:59.57.

At the World University Games in Serbia, where Stanford athletes collected three medals a piece from Chad La Tourette and Jason Dunford, Robert Bollier was seventh in the Finals of the 400 individual medley (4:26.02) and David Dunford was sixth in the Finals of the 500-meter freestyle (22.45). Incoming freshman Matt Swanston, swimming with the Canadian 4x100 team, finished in fourth place.

The World Championships in Rome, Italy begin on July 18.

Canadian Trials

Paul Kornfeld, Silver, 50 breaststroke
Paul Kornfeld, Silver, 200 breaststroke
Paul Kornfeld, Bronze, 100 breaststroke

Michael Zoldos, Silver, 400 freestyle
Michael Zoldos, Bronze, 1500 freestyle

U.S. Trials

Curtis Lovelace, Bronze, 200 breaststroke

**-- More than likely, the top two finishers at the Trials are invited to the World Championships in Rome later this month.

World University Games
Chad La Tourette, Gold, 800 freestyle
Chad La Tourette, Silver, 400 freestyle
Chad La Tourette, Silver, 1500 freestyle

Jason Dunford, Gold, 100 butterfly
Jason Dunford, Silver, 50 butterfly
Jason Dunford, Bronze, 100 freestyle

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