Olympic trials: Anthony Ervin 2nd in 50 free

Former Cal star Anthony Ervin, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 50-meter freestyle, made the team for the London Games by finishing second in the event at the trials in Omaha. Ervin touched in 21.60 seconds — 1/100th of a second behind winner Cullen Jones.

Ex-Bear Nathan Adrian was third — just missing an Olympic bid — in 21.68.

Tom Shields, who led Cal to the 2012 NCAA team title, was fourth in the 100 butterfly final at 51.86.

Jessica Hardy, another ex-Bear, was the fastest qualifier in the 50 free semifinals, clocking 24.56. Dara Torres, 45, was the No. 3 qualifier in the event.

TRACK AND FIELD: Cal grad David Torrence finished sixth in the 1,500-meter final at Eugene, Ore., missing a trip to London. Torrence ran 3:37.70.

Jeff Faraudo

  • rollonubears

    Bonus olympic sport coverage is great, but if it came down to a football game and a cal alum swimming for gold, I’d be tuned into the football game. Maybe have the swim in the picture in picture. I’m really missing football coverage. Something, anything, would be great.

  • BillyrGoBears

    Roll On: So I feel your pain on the lack of football coverage but what is there to cover this time of year? Coaches are all on vacation and the players are in summer school working to stay eligible. Can’t wait for fall camp to open, even if all we get is an abbreviated report since JT limits reporters access to the first few minutes of each workout.

  • rollonubears

    True. I guess maybe something about Cal Memorial Stadium might be nice though. Or user poll on the new playoff structure. Maybe something about Ohio State tickets. How fast they sold out. Recruiting news? A profile on one of the new players coming in? Lots of stuff to talk about. Anyway, I’m just excited and antsy is all. And for a while the other day, this whole site was down. That freaked me out a bit. Nothing about that was ever mentioned. Did CC times forget to pay their bill?

  • Juancho

    Recruiting. But were swinging and missing this year due to the tosh loss. Hutchings the top linebacker in the country from de la salle committed to usc last week. This time last year we were building a freight train of momentum for a monster class.

    When tosh left and some thiught his effect would be felt next year, well that is now. And that in part is why its so quiet on the football front.

  • Juancho

    Cameron hunt a pretty good offensive tackle from socal commited to Cal. Also Elijah Qualls a five star from pleasanton commited to tosh.

    Of the big 3 recruits from the bay area that we were in the running for, one is left, eddie vanderdoes. It looks like hes leaning oregon, but well see. Like we learned last year everything can change in a toshbeat.

  • wehofx

    RE: C Hunt. Thank God we got Coach Michalczik(sp) back. The man can coach and recruit.

    Unlike the ‘ho. Be interesting to see how the uw dl plays this year. Like many have said here, the ‘ho is clearly a great recruiter but a bad position coach.

    Roll, BGB, I’m geeked about the upcoming season, too. As one of those JT Kool Aide drinkers, I look forward to the coming thread battles with Juancho and you other Fire-Tedfords. But, as usual, with NO ill will and no name calling.

    Gotta good feeling about this year. GO Bears!

  • Juancho

    Agree with your no ill will post wehofx.

    Disagree on tosh though. His recruiting lands stars at all psitions which strengthens the team.

    Ie shaq thompson.