Aug. 7, 2009
LEEDS, England-- Stanford's Paul Kornfeld took home a gold medal in the 100 breaststroke at the Grand Prix Short course Swim Championships on Friday, twice setting a personal-best in the event.
Kornfeld, who last week was a part of Canada's team at the World Aquatic Championships in Rome, set his personal-best with a time of 57.10 in the Finals, beating second place Henrique Barbosa's time of 58.13 by just over a second. In the preliminaries, Kornfeld had the second fastest time, also a personal-best at 58.65. He has totaled four medals this summer, today's gold, and two silvers and a bronze at the World Championship Trials in Montreal last month.
Also in England, incoming recruit Matthew Swanston was ninth in the “B” Finals of the 100 freestyle with a time of 49.62, just two tenths short of his personal-best.
At the U.S. Open Championships in Federal Way, Washington, Curtis Lovelace fell just three hundredths of a second from a medal, finishing fourth with a time of 1:00.60 in the 100-meter breaststroke. Cardinal teammate, John Criste was eighth with a time of 1:01.71. Bobby Bollier finished seventh in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.69. Bollier's time of 1:50.06 was fourth-best heading into the Finals.
The U.S. Open runs through Saturday, while the Grand Prix finishes on Sunday.