- Some former Arizona Wildcats swimmers were in action yesterday and today, and as part of the women's 4X200-meter relay squad, recent UA grad Alyssa Anderson won a gold medal for swimming in the team's preliminary round. Anderson was part of the qualifying squad and swam a 1:57.33 third leg. Anderson, who was a 16-time All-American while in Tucson, also makes an appearance in this-here 'Call Me Maybe' parody put together by the USA Swim team. Anyway, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmitt took gold in the finals for the USA to help Anderson win her first Olympic medal.
- There were also a couple of finals appearances that kept the UA swim squad on the international map. Twenty-four-year-old Clark Burckle reached the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke. Despite the wear of swimming the prelims and semis in a short period of time, Burckle put up a time of 2:09.25, good enough for sixth in what he called one of the fastest finals heats in history of the event.
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