University of Texas freshman Aaron Peirsol, a product of Newport
Harbor High, was stunned in the finals of the 100-meter backstroke
Friday at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Finals, as Stanford junior
Peter Marshall logged a winning 46.67 to repeat as NCAA champion in
Peirsol, the leader after the preliminaries with a time of 46.27,
finished second to Marshall with a time of 45.71.
Peirsol was also a member of the 800-meter free relay for the
Longhorns and led off with a 1:34.57 leg. John Suchand, Rainer
Kendrick and Chris Kemp followed to finish first in 6:18.62.
Peirsol is scheduled to swim the 200 backstroke and 400 free relay