Aug. 21, 2010
IRVINE, Calif.-- Stanford's Chad La Tourette won his second silver medal of the Pan Pacific Championships, finishing second in the 800-meter freestyle behind Canadian Ryan Cochrane for the second time this week.
La Tourette's time of 7:51.62 was three seconds slower than Cochrane (7:48.71), as the Cardinal junior-to-be had to fight off and pass Japan's Takeshi Matsuda (7:51.87) over the final 150 meters to finish second. Cochrane's time was the second-fastest in the world this year.
Cardinal graduate Tobias Oriwol, swimming for Canada and out of lane one, led the 200 individual medley “B” Finals for the first 100 meters before finishing fifth at 2:02.84 in the consolation finals.
Fellow Canadian graduate Paul Kornfeld reached his first final, the consolation finals of the 200 breast on Saturday after failing to qualify in the 50 butterfly, 50 and 100 breaststrokes. He finished in fourth with a time of 2:15.51.
La Tourette completes the Pan Pacifics on Sunday with the 10K open water event in Long Beach.
Stanford Swimmers at the Pan Pacifics (Finals only)
100 Back: Oriwol (11th, 55.34)
1500 Free: La Tourette (2nd, 14:54.55)
200 Back: Oriwol (8th, 2:00.79), Matt Swanston (12th, 2:01.45)
800 Free: La Tourette (2nd, 7:51.62)
200 IM: Oriwol (13th, 2:02.84)
200 Breast (13th, 2:15.51)a