Bears Excel At Speedo Summer Championships
IRVINE, Calif. – California's Trenton Julian won four individual titles at the 2021 Speedo Summer Championships and highlighted a large contingent of Golden Bears who competed at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center on Aug. 3-7.
Julian, who completed his fourth year at Cal this past spring, swam for his club, Rose Bowl Aquatics, and won the 100-meter butterfly (51.74), 200m fly (1:54.71), 200m freestyle (1:47.83) and 200m individual medley (1:57.86) in Irvine. His 1:54.71 performance in the 200m fly made him the fastest American and the seventh-fastest man in the world in the event this year, while his 1:57.86 in the 200m IM was the fifth-fastest time by an American this year.
Julian set personal bests in four events, including the 200m fly, 200m IM, 200m breaststroke (2:16.41) and the 100m free (49.97) while serving as Rose Bowl Aquatics' relay lead-off swimmer.
Full results, including time trials, from the West Speedo Summer Championships can be viewed at usaswimming.org.
Fellow 2021 Cal graduate Jarod Hatch set a new Philippine national record in the 100m fly with his third-place 53.06 performance. He placed behind Julian and Dare Rose (52.99). Other individual medalists throughout the week included Destin Lasco (2nd in 100m free, 49.50), Rose (3rd in 200m free, 1:49.20) and Kyle Millis (2nd in 100m backstroke, 56.29). More than 10 current and incoming Bears competed at the meet.
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