Feb. 21, 2002
Welcome to ESPN.com's moderated chat room. On Friday, Stanford men's swimmer Markus Rogan, hits chat on February 22 at 1:15 p.m. PT to talk about the No. 1-ranked Cardinal swim team's postseason aspirations and their upcoming dual meet with No. 4 California.
Rogan, a 6-5 sophomore from Wien, Austria, is one of the top backstrokers in the world. He won a silver medal in the 200m back and finished fifth in the 100m back at the 2001 FINA World Championships. Rogan is also a 2000 Olympian, having competed in the 200m back in Sydney. A four-time All-American, he placed second at NCAAs last season in the 200 back and took third in the 200 IM. He holds the Stanford record with a time of 1:44.57 in the 200 IM.
This season, Rogan has the fastest collegiate time in the nation in the 200 backstroke (1:43.42) and the 400 IM (3:45.57).
The No. 1-ranked Cardinal (7-0, 3-0 Pac-10) close out the regular season on Saturday, February 23 against No. 4 California at 1 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Complex. Stanford will then head to the 2002 Pac-10 Championships March 7-9 and look to capture their 21st consecutive conference title. The Cardinal men's swimming and diving squad holds the conference record (in any sport) for most consecutive league championships.
Rogan won't hit chat until Friday at 1:15 p.m. PT. Feel free to drop him some questions now and we'll save them for her arrival.
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