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Bollier, Bal Reach A Finals at National Championships
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 08/04/2010

Aug. 4, 2010

 

IRVINE, Calif.-- Bobby Bollier finished fourth in the 200-meter butterfly and Stanford alum, Randall Bal was eighth in the 100 backstroke to highlight the Cardinal on day two of the National Championships.

Bollier's time of 1:57.47 was fourth in the butterfly, as he also reached the B Finals of the 200 freestyle, but elected not to swim in the earlier event. Teammate David Mosko just missed his second “A” Finals in as many days, settling for a win of the “B” Finals of the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:58.21. Mosko was .25 seconds behind eighth place in the morning preliminaries of the event.

Bal, who last swam for Stanford in 2003, was eighth in the “A” Finals of the 100 back with a time of 55.18. Eugene Godsoe, this year's Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, was 11th overall, reaching the “B” Finals with a time of 55.15.

Also reaching a finals was Morgan Priestley, as he was 18th overall, reaching the “C” Finals with a mark of 1:50.57

It was a quiet day for the Stanford women as Betsy Webb (100 back), Kate Dwelley (400 free) and Kelsey Ditto (400 free) all reached “C” Finals.

The event runs through Saturday and live coverage is available on swimnetwork.com and NBC on August 7 and 8. Most trials begin at 9 a.m with finals starting at 6 p.m. Results from this event will help choose the American team to compete at the Pan Pacific Championships starting on August 18.

Stanford Athletes in the Top-24
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Complete Results: http://www.star-meets.org/results/Nats/2010/
Tuesday
400 Free: La Tourette (A Finals, 4th, 3:48.76), Mosko (A Finals, 7th, 3:52.64)
100 Breast: Lovelace (A Finals, 6th, 1:01.72), Criste (C Finals, 24th, 1:03.90)
200 Free: Priestley (C Finals, 18th, 1:50.57)
Wednesday
100 Back: Bal (A Finals, 8th, 55.18), Godsoe (B Finals, 11th, 55.15)
200 Fly: Bollier (A Finals, 4th, 1:57.47), Mosko (B Finals, 9th, 1:58.21)

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What to Watch For This Week (Top-30 Ranked Competitors)
100 Fly (Bollier (8th), Simpkins (11th), Godsoe (21st)
50 Free: Muhammad (7th), Allen (18th), Wayne (30th)
100 Free: Allen (18th), Wayne (23rd)
200 IM: Thompson (14th), Lovelace (21st)
200 Back: Thopson (10th), Godsoe (21st)
200 Breast: Lovelace (3rd), Criste (7th)
1500 Free: La Tourette (1st)


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