Cal Wraps Up Competition at Phillips 66
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six Golden Bears claimed top-15 finishes across three events on the fifth and final night of competition at the United States Phillips 66 International Team Trials.
Having already punched their tickets earlier in the week, California standouts Ryan Murphy and Trenton Julian will represent Team USA at the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary later this summer. Julian, a first-time World Championships qualifier, earned a spot on the U.S. roster for the 200-meter butterfly and the 4x200 freestyle relay while Murphy will swim in his fourth career World Championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.
In the first event of Saturday's finals session, Julian and Destin Lasco were dead even at 1:58.42 and tied for fourth place in the 200 individual medley while Jason Louser (2:02.24) was 13th overall in the event, as he touched the wall fifth in the B final.
Incoming 2022 signee Matthew Chai continued to show why his future in Berkeley will be bright with a seventh-place finish in the 800 freestyle. Chai – who placed fifth in the 1500 free earlier in the week and won the 400 free C final on Friday – touched the wall in 8:03.44 for the fastest time through the first three heats of the 800 free on Saturday.
The final night in Greensboro ended with Jack Alexy finishing seventh in the 50 free A final (22.13) and Daniel Carr taking 15th overall (22.83) with a seventh-place finish in the B final.
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