Dec. 17, 2010
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-- Stanford alum Markus Rogan was the runner-up in the 200-meter individual medley on Friday, winning a medal at his third-straight World Championships.
Rogan finished second to American Ryan Lochte, who set a world record with a time of 1:50.08 in the finals, pacing the field ahead of Rogan's time of 1:52.90. Locte and Rogan also finished 1-2 in the preliminary rounds with Rogan swimming 1:53.66.
It is the fifth medal for Rogan. Previously, Rogan, who finished up his collegiate career in 2004, won three silvers in Shanghai in 2006 and a gold in the 200 backstroke at the last games in Manchester in 2008.
On Thursday night Jason Dunford, who last swam for Stanford in 2009, finished seventh in the 100 butterfly with a time of 50.79. Dunford had the top preliminary time earlier in the week on Wednesday, swimming 50.38 after entering the event ranked 22nd.
The World Championships, which is 12 hours ahead of the West Coast, runs through Sunday. Paul Kornfeld, who is competing in the breaststroke while in Dubai is blogging at www.paulkornfeld.com.