Dec. 17, 2010
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Cesar Cielo and Fred Bousquet took first and second, respectively, in the 50m free finals Friday at the 2010 Short Course World Championships in Dubai. Four other Auburn swimmers also swam on the third day of competition.
Cielo captured first in the 50 free with a meet-record time of 20.51. The Brazilian product reached Friday's finals after qualifying first in the prelims (21.08) and in the semifinals (20.81) on Thursday. Bousquet, representing France, entered the finals with the meet's third-fastest time and finished second overall in 20.81.
Former Tiger Rachel Goh earned her first medal of the meet Friday as a member of the third-place finishing Australian 400 medley relay. Goh opened the relay swimming a backstroke split of 57.39 and the team finished in a time of 3:48.88.
Representing the United States on the third day were Tyler McGill, Micah Lawrence and Adam Klein. McGill reached the 50m fly semifinals after recording the 12th-best time of 23.16 in the preliminaries. He finished 15th overall in the event with a time of 23.21.
Lawrence opened the 100m breast Friday morning with a time of 1:06.53, qualifying her for the semifinals. She took 15th overall in the evening's session in 1:07.21. Klein came in 12th in the 200m breast with a time of 2:07.25.
Competition continues with Saturday's preliminary session, starting with the women's 50m backstroke that features Auburn's Goh and Alana Dillette (Bahamas). Cielo will look to continue his success at the meet as he competes in the 100m free. Auburn junior Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace will compete in a pair of events (100m fly, 50m free), while George Bovell will swim in the 100m individual medley and Mark Gangloff is set to swim in the 50m breast.
Check back daily to AuburnTigers.com for updates on the Tigers throughout the 2010 Short Course World Championships.