Cal grad Nathan Adrian, fourth in the 100-meter freestyle at the Olympic swim trials four years ago, posted a victory Friday night at Omaha, Neb., to earn a bid to the London Games.
Adrian won in 48.10 seconds against a field of competitors that included the top five finishers in this event in 2008.
Meanwhile, Cal legend Natalie Coughlin kept alive her hopes of earning a spot in her third Olympics. She was among three ex-Bears who qualified for Saturday’s final in the women’s 100 free.
Coughlin was seventh in the semifinal, swimming 54.48. Jessica Hardy and Dana Vollmer qualified fourth and fifth, swimming 54.27 and 54.43, respectively.
TRACK AND FIELD: Cal grad David Torrence easily qualified into Sunday’s 1,500-meter final at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. Torrence led through much of his slow-paced semifinal before settling for third place in 3:51.43.