Stanford grad Rogan wins individual medley in L.A.

Bollier, Lovelace, Smith and Breeden also place among top five

Stanford grad Markus Rogan did pretty well during a time trial Sunday at the Los Angeles Grand Prix swimming event. He did even better in a championship final.

He swam the 100 back as a time trial in 57.74 earlier in the day. That proved to be a warmup to his dramatic victory in the 200 individual medley.

Rogan, who is a two-time Austrian Olympian, edged Tyler Clary, 2:00.82 to 2:00.92 in the Grand Prix's final individual event. Rogan's top time this year is 1:59.12, fifth-fastest in the world.

As it was, Rogan missed the meet record by 23-hundredths.

Stanford junior Bobby Bollier, swimming for the elite Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team (FAST), finished fourth in the men's 100 fly. He was timed in 54.19. Tucson Ford's Masayukie Kishida won the race in 52.80.

Ben Hinshaw of Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics was fifth (21st overall) in the B consolation final, swimming a 57.33.

Bollier came back to finish 13th overall in the 200 IM, swimming a 2:08.17. Ben Hinshaw and Adam Hinshaw swam the 200 IM as a time trial. Ben went 2:07.55, and Adam followed in 2:08.56.

Stanford sophomore Curtis Lovelace, the second-youngest swimmer in the finals, raced 1:02.64 to finish fifth in the men's 100 breast. The 20-year-old was seventh after the first 50 before moving up two spots.

Stanford grad and Olympian Elaine Breeden went 59.51 in the women's 100 fly, good for a fifth-place finish. Cal Aquatics' Dana Vollmer won the event in 57.39.

Fellow Stanford product and Olympian Julia Smit was fifth in the women's 100 back, swimming a 1:01.69, more than a second faster than her morning swim. Natalie Coughlin won the race in 1:00.52.

Stanford sophomore Elizabeth Webb was second (10th overall) in the A consolation final with a time of 1:03.42. Stanford's Natalie Durant went 1:04.40 and was 23rd overall.

Cardinal senior Kate Dwelley won the B consolation final, swimming 1:00.63, and placing 17th overall.

Stanford junior Angela Duckworth finished eighth in the women's 1,500 free with a time of 17:13.06. Cardinal freshman was eighth in the women's 200 free (2:02.73), while Dwelley was ninth overall in 2:01.80 and senior Kelsey Ditto finished 17th in 2:02.73.

PASA's Nick Trowbridge went 57.84 to finish third (11th) in the A consolation final of the men's 100 back. PASA's Matt Murray was 22nd overall in 1:00.03.

Liz Smith finished seventh in a star-studded field of 100 breast swimmers. Smith, a senior at Stanford, swam 1:10.56. Olympian Rebecca Soni won in a meet record 1:06.23.

The showdown in the breast featured the top two swimmers in the history of the event: Soni and her U.S. National Team teammate Jessica Hardy.

Hardy finished nearly two seconds behind in 1:08.61, while National Team member Kasey Carlson was third in 1:09.55.

In preliminaries:

Women's 100 fly -- 26, Samantha Woodward (Stanford) 1:02.02; 34, Andi Murez (Stanford) 1:02.78; 41, Ally Howe (PASA) 1:03.20; 47, Megan Fischer-Colbrie (PASA) 1:03.50; 65, Jessica Bergman (PASA) 1:04.80; 110, Marie-pierre Delisle (PASA) 1:06.73; 111, Haley Read (PASA) 1:06.76.

Men's 100 fly -- 35, Matt Murray (PASA) 58.03.

Women's 100 back -- 31, Ally Howe (Stanford) 1:05.53; 37, Megan Fischer-Colbrie (PASA) 1:05.91; 42, Jessica Bergman (PASA) 1:06.06; 103, Katherine Reeves (PASA) 1:09.24; 108, Marie-pierre Delisle (PASA) 1:09.41.

Men's 100 back -- 50, Adam Hinshaw (PASA) 1:01.57.

Women's 100 breast -- 72, Haley Read (Menlo School/PASA) 1:17.64.

Women's 200 free -- 27, Julia Smit (Stanford) 2:04.47; 39, Natalie Durant (Stanford) 2:05.36; 58, Angela Duckworth (Stanford) 2:07.01; 79, Ally Howe (PASA) 2:08.56; 87. Jessica Bergman (PASA) 2:09.12.

Men's 200 IM -- 25, Curtis Lovelace (Stanford) 2:09.55; 50, Andrew Grinalds (Stanford) 2:13.17.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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