Nine Finalists On Day Three
GREENSBORO, N.C. – California flexed its depth on the third day of the United States Phillips 66 International Team Trials as nine Golden Bears earned top-14 finishes across four different events at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
Leading the way were Trenton Julian (51.10 seconds) and Dare Rose (51.40), who placed third and fourth respectively in the 100-meter butterfly A final. Julian's bronze medal-effort continued an impressive week in Greensboro that already includes a second-place finish in the 200 fly and a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle; Julian will compete in both events for Team USA at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary this summer.
Sean Grieshop (4:21.22) and Jason Louser (4:21.75) kicked off Wednesday's finals session with seventh and eighth place in the 400 individual medley A final while Will Roberts took sixth in the B final with a time of 4:26.03.
Liam Bell, Cal's lone competitor in the 50 breaststroke, placed fifth in 27.64.
Day three of the trials concluded with the 50 backstroke, which saw Ryan Murphy (24.57) and Daniel Carr (25.10) place fourth and eighth in the A final. Jack Alexy threw down a quality finish of 25.16 to win the B final. Murphy locked up his fourth career World Championships qualification with a victory in the 200 back on Wednesday night.
Tom Shields took 32nd in the 100 fly prelims (55.01) earlier in the day.
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