Aug. 1, 2010
VICTORIA, British Columbia-- Stanford's Matthew Swanston and alums Paul Kornfeld and Tobias Oriwol were all named to Canada's Pan Pacific Championship team on Sunday.
Oriwol, who swam at Stanford from 2002 to 2006, finished second three times at the Senior National Championships in Victoria over the weekend, Swanston, who just concluded his freshman year, finished third in two backstroke events and was fourth in another.
The Championships will be held in Irvine from August 18 to 22. The U.S. Trials begin on Tuesday.
Oriwol was second in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 55.25 on Wednesday and second in the 200 back on Friday with a mark of 1:59.90. He closed out the meet with a runner-up finish in the 200 individual medley (2:02.22) on Saturday.
Swanston was fourth in the 100-meter event (56.86) and third in the 50 backstroke (26.88) and 200-meter event (2:00.92).
Kornfeld, a former All-American breaststroker, reached the B Finals of the 100 breaststroke (1:04.61) and the C Finals of the 50 (30.06) and 200 breaststrokes (2:21.59).
Stanford swimmer, Michael Zoldos, also competed over the weekend and was fourth in the 1500 freestyle (15:43.93) and eighth in the 800 freestyle (8:18.28). He did not make he final team.
At the last Pan Pacific Championships, Canada collected a total of seven medals, 2 gold, 3 silver, and 2 bronze.