Nov. 1, 2010
BERLIN, Germany-- Julia Smit won twice, Elaine Breeden continued her dominance in the 200 butterfly and Peter Marshall and Randall Bal each won in the backstroke to continue Stanford's dominance internationally, at the world cup.
Former Cardinal swimmers have posted four of the world's top times this season and combined to win 19 gold medals over the five events so far this season.
Julia Smit has two of the world's top times, following wins in the 200 and 400-meter individual medleys and added a bronze medal in the 100 IM over the two-day event in Berlin. Her time in the 200 IM, of 2:07.64 broke a 17-year old American record set by Allison Wagner in 1993 (2:07.79) and is now the world's fastest this year.
Smit's 400 IM time in Germany of 4:29.09, was two seconds short of her world-leading time of 4:27.70, swam in Tokyo. Smit has 14 medals this season, winning eight times. Smit's 63 points keeps her in second place in the standings.
Cardinal backstrokers Peter Marshall and Randall Bal, once again did battle in the 50 and 100-meter events.
The two Cardinal All-Americans finished 1-2 in the 50 back, with Marshall's time of 23.44 coming in ahead of Bal (23.71). Marshall remains with the world's fastest time at 23.38, set in Beijing. The two have combined to win four of the five 50 backstroke events this season.
Bal won the 100 back, as one of six swimmers in the 51-second range. Bal swam 51.34, while Marshall was fourth at 51.64. Marshall now has eight medals, including four golds, Bal has five medals-- two golds and three silver.
Elaine Breeden won her fourth-straight 200 butterfly, swimming 2:05.38. Breeden still holds the world's fastest time, at 2:04.54, set in Tokyo. The Cardinal great also was third in the 100 fly in Berlin, giving her six medals.
The complete schedule for the world cup includes: Rio de Janeiro (Sept 10-12), Beijing (October 12-13), Singapore (October 16-17), Tokyo (October 20-21), Berlin (October 30-31), Moskow (November 2-3) and Stockholm (November 6-7). Over 80 swimmers are a part of each event.
Stanford Medal Counts at World Cup
Julia Smit (14)
Gold: 200 back-Beijing; 100 IM-Singapore, 200 IM-Singapore, 400 IM-Singapore, 200 IM-Tokyo, 400 IM-Tokyo, 200 IM-Berlin, 400 IM-Berlin
Silver: 100 IM-Beijing, 200 IM-Beijing, 400 IM-Beijing; 200 back-Singapore
Bronze: 100 IM-Tokyo, 100IM-Berlin
Peter Marshall (8)
Gold: 50 back-Beijing, 50 back-Singapore, 100 back-Tokyo, 50-back-Berlin
Silver: 100 back-Beijing, 100 back-Singapore, 50 back-Tokyo
Bronze: 100 back-Rio
Elaine Breeden (6)
Gold: 200 fly-Beijing; 200 fly-Sinapore, 200 fly-Tokyo, 200 fly-Berlin
Silver: 100 fly-Beijing
Bronze: 100 fly-Berlin
Randall Bal (5)
Gold: 50 back-Rio, 100 back-Berlin
Silver: 100 back-Rio; 50 back-Singapore, 50 back-Berlin
Markus Rogan (2)
Gold: 200 IM-Tokyo
Silver: 200 Back-Tokyo
Tobias Oriwol (1)
Bronze: 400 IM-Singapore