Former Teammates Top Charts, Break Records in South Africa

Oct. 16, 2009

DURBAN, South Africa-- Former Cardinal swimmers Peter Marshall and Markus Rogan each had record breaking days at the FINA World Cup in South Africa by finishing 1-2 in the 100 backstroke on Friday.

According to Swimming World Magazine, Marshall “rattled the world record” with a time of 49.40 in the 100 backstroke to win the event over his former Stanford teammate. He broke his own World Cup and American record, while falling short of Aschwin Wildeboer's world record by two-tenths of a  second (49.20). Marshall  smashed his American and World Cup record of 49.63 by twenty three hundredths of a second.

Rogan meanwhile finished second with a time of 50.52, breaking his own Austrian record of 50.61, set in March of 2008.

While at Stanford from 2000-04 the duo finished with nearly identical four-year point totals. Rogan  had 188.5 points, third-best all-time, while Marshall totaled 184 points for fourth place.

Marshall, a three-time NCAA Champion in the 100, is also the NCAA's and Stanford's 100 backstroke record holder. Rogan, a former world record holder in the longer discipline, won two silver medals in the 100 and 200 backstrokes at the 2004 Olympics. Both swimmers rank in the top-15 all-time in both the 100 and 200 events at Stanford.

The Cardinal Swim program will host their annual alumni meet on Saturday, October 24 starting at 9 a.m. following the Pacific Invitational this Saturday in Stockton.

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