Another silver for Stanford's La Tourette at Pan Pac swim


Stanford junior Chad La Tourette added a second silver medal to his collection on the final day of the Pan Pacific Championships in Irvine Saturday.

La Tourette finished second in the 800 free, recording a time of 7:51.62, to Olympian Ryan Cochrane. He also finished second to Cochrane in the 1,500 free on Wednesday.

Stanford grad Paul Kornfeld, racing for Canada, placed 12th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:16.51, while Cardinal grad Tobias Oriwol was 13th in the 200 IM with a 2:02.84, also for Canada.

Team USA closed out the pool competition of the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships Saturday by winning 13 medals, including six gold, four silver and three bronze.

Ryan Lochte was the top individual performer of the meet, winning six gold medals overall. He capped his performance Saturday with a win in the 200 IM.

"I wasn't focused on the world record or anything," Lochte said. "I was just focused on racing tough. I knew I had it in my sight, but I think all the races I had this week kind of tired me out a bit. But I put up a really good time, and I'm really happy."

Michael Phelps finished the meet with five gold medals; in the 100 fly, 200 fly and all three relays.

"It's always good to be able to finish a meet with a win in the relay," Phelps said. "We really wanted to end the meet in front of the home crowd with a win."

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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