Five Cardinal on U.S. National Team
Aug. 27, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-- Three Cardinal freshmen, Chad La Tourette, Curtis Lovelace and Bobby Bollier and two former swimmers, Sabir Muhammad and Peter Marshall are a part of the U.S. Men's National Team, announced by USA Swimming.
La Tourette, a sophomore-to-be, had a tremendous summer internationally, earning five medals at the World University Games and U.S. Open, including three golds. La Tourette has America's top 1500-meter time at 14:53.77 and the third-fastest 400-meter time, both set at the WUGs.
Lovelace, who has the third-fastest 200 breaststroke time (2:10.38) nationally, won a gold medal at the U.S. Open and was third at the U.S. World Championship Trials after coming in as the 11th seed. He was named an All-American in the 100 and 200 events during his first season on The Farm.
Bollier, a four-time All-American in 2009, was fifth overall at the WUG 200 butterfly, before setting his personal-best with a time of 1:55.87 at the U.S. Open, earning himself a silver medal.
Muhammad, who posted Stanford's eighth-fastest 50 freestyle time in 1998, has the nation's sixth-fastest 50 time (22.08). Marshall, Stanford's record holder in the 100 breaststroke, set in 2004, has America's fifth-best time (53.61) this season.
Swimmers are selected for the USA Swimming National Team based upon their times in Olympic events swum in 2009 at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, the U.S. Open, World University Games and FINA World Championships. Swimmers with the top six times in each event make the National Team, however, relay lead-offs and time trials are not included.