July 10, 2010
OS ANGELES-- Stanford's Curtis Lovelace finished fourth in the 200 breast and Markus Rogan lost his lead and finished seventh over the final 50 meters of the 200 freestyle on the third day of the Los Angeles Grand Prix.
Lovelace, an All-American in both breaststrokes at the NCAAs over the last two years, was fourth in the longer 200-meter event on Saturday, finishing with a time of 2:14.87. Japan's gold medalist breaststroker, Kosuke Kitajima, led from wire to wire, finishing with a time of 2:11.14, as Lovelace dropped to fifth before moving ahead of Thiago Pereira over the final 50 meters to secure fourth place (2:14.87), ahead of Pereira (2:15.11), and a second behind third place and former NCAA Champion, Michael Alexandrov (2:13.88).
Rogan, an Olympic medalist as well, led the field in the 200 free for the first 150 meters, before dropping back to seventh with a time of 30.32 over the final leg to finish with a time of 1:52.01. Texas' Michael Kleuh picked up the win with a time of 1:49.68.
Bobby Bollier reached the B Finals of the event, finishing 11th overall (1:52.67). Bollier also had the 10th fastest 400 IM preliminary time, but elected not to swim in the night cap.
The event runs through Sunday, with live video available at swimnetwork.com
Cardinal at the Los Angeles Grand Prix (Top-24 Finishes)
200 Free: A Finals: Rogan (7th, 1:52.01), B Finals: Bollier (11th, 1:52.67)
200 Breast: A Finals: Lovelace (4th, 2:14.87)
50 Free: C Finals: Wayne (19th, 23.76)
200 Fly: A Finals-Bollier (3rd, 1:58.28)
400 Free: B Finals-Bollier (14th, 4:00.82)
200 Back: A Finals-Rogan (no time)
A Preliminaries-La Tourette (2nd, 15:11.22)
Full Results from the Grand Prixhttp://www.socalswim.org/HTResults/2010LAGrandPrix/Video from the Event:http://www.swimnetwork.com/Events/Meets/2010/July/Los-Angeles-Grand-Prix.aspx