Men's Swimming & Diving

Two Headed to Worlds

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INDIANAPOLIS – True Sweetser and Abrahm DeVine earned places at the upcoming World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, this week at the Phillips 66 National Championship.

Sweetser, who hails from Gainesville, Florida, orchestrated a sizeable comeback on Tuesday in the 1,500-meter freestyle after sitting in eighth place at the 400-meter mark and sixth at the 500-meter mark. With 100 meters to go, Sweetser seized the lead and never relinquished it, finishing in 14:59.73. The Stanford sophomore was the only swimmer to break the 15-minute mark, punching his ticket to the World Championships on July 14-30 in Budapest.

DeVine (1:56.79), a native of Seattle, Washington, sealed his trip to the World Championships on Saturday by way of the 200-meter individual medley in a loaded field. DeVine qualified in fourth place, but lowered his prelim time (1:58.77) by nearly two seconds, which included a 27.81 freestyle leg, the fastest in the field.

Sweetser (7:55.29) narrowly missed qualifying in the 800-meter freestyle, finishing third while Grant Shoults (7:57.84) was also in the mix, placing fifth.

On Day 4 of the meet, Shoults (3:48.73) came close to qualifying in the 400-meter freestyle, finishing fourth. Shoults qualified with the third fastest time in the field, lowering his time by over a second in the A-final.

DeVine also earned entry into an A-final of the 200-meter backstroke, qualifying in eighth place. He shaved 1.20 seconds off his morning swim to finish sixth.

Day 3 of the meet yielded three A-finalists for the Cardinal, including Curtis Ogren, Andrew Liang and Matt Anderson. Ogren (4:21.88) qualified for the 400-meter individual medley A-final, placing eighth. Liang (52.78) placed seventh in the 100-meter butterfly, while Matt Anderson (27.78) also finished seventh in the 50-meter breaststroke.

More Cardinal Results

Day 1

  • Incoming freshman Alex Liang (1:59.48) improved his prelim time in the 200-meter butterfly, finishing second in the 18-and-under C-final.

Day 2

  • Shoults (1:48.37) knocked .64 seconds off his prelim time to finish second in the 200-meter freestyle B-final and 10th overall.
  • Anderson (2:14.33) improved his prelim time in the 200-meter breaststroke to finish sixth in the B-final and 14th overall.

Day 3

  • Hank Poppe (29.30) qualified for the C-final of the 50-meter breaststroke, finishing eighth.
  • Patrick Conaton (25.64) finished fourth in the B-final of the 50-meter backstroke and 12th overall.

Day 4

  • Liam Egan (3:56.09) finished seventh in the B-final of the 400 free, good for 15th place overall.
  • Anderson (1:02.19) placed fifth in the 100-meter breaststroke B-final, 13th overall.
  • Poppe (1:02.67) finished third in the C-final of the 100 breast.

Day 5

  • Incoming freshman Matthew Hirschberger (8:08.12) finished 19th in the 800-meter freestyle.
  • Egan (8:11.90) finished 27th in the 800 free.