Dunford Into the Finals of the 50 Butterfly

July 26, 2009

ROME, Italy-- Stanford All-American Jason Dunford is headed to the Finals of the 50-meter butterfly on Monday at the World Aquatic Championships after a seventh place showing in the Semifinals.

Dunford, who won three medals at the World University Games earlier this month, swam a mark of 23.10 in the Semifinals for seventh place, in a meet that saw world record holder Rafael Munoz from Spain, twice set the course record (22.90, 22.68).

Dunford finished tied for 13th place following the heats with a time of 23.40, as three swimmers, including Munoz, were under the course record, paced by Munoz's 22.90 time. David Dunford was 65th with a time of 24.48.

Dunford, who is swimming for Kenya, along with his younger brother David, will also compete in the 100 freestyle on Wednesday, and 100 butterfly on Friday.

Amongst other Stanford swimmers, David is slated for three additional meets (100 free, 50 free, 50 backstroke), Geoff Cheah three as well, (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 50 backstroke) and Paul Kornfeld, the 200 breaststroke on Thursday.

As of Sunday, the Cardinal are slated to compete in the following through August 2:
G. Cheah, 100 backstroke, Monday
J. Dunford, 50 butterfly Finals, Monday
J. Dunford, 100 freestyle, Wednesday
D. Dunford, 100 freestyle, Wednesday
G. Cheah, 200 backstroke, Thursday
P. Kornfeld, 200 breaststroke, Thursday
D. Dunford, 50 freestyle, Friday
J. Dunford, 100 butterfly, Friday
D. Dunford, 50 backstroke, Saturday
G. Cheah, 50 backstroke, Saturday

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