California State University at Bakersfield Athletics
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Competing against some of the top swimmers in all of the United States and Canada, CSU Bakersfield sophomore swimmer Kris Rogic finished 16th in the 100-meter backstroke on Friday on the campus of the University of Tennessee. “I’m proud of Kris tonight,” said Director of Swimming Chris Hansen. “He is tired, not shaved and we are trying some new things. His prelim time of 58.00 sets him up for a great long course season. He is getting a chance to swim against some of the world’s best and is holding his own. To make the B final in a meet of this caliber is great for his confidence.”The sophomore qualified for the finals 13th after swimming a 58.00 in the prelims. In the finals, he touched the wall in 16th in 58.73. Yesterday, Rogic finished 18th in the 50 backstroke, finishing in 27.58. Rogic qualified for the meet with the times he posted at the Croatian National Championships over the summer. At the Croatian National Championships, he won national titles in the 50 back (26.29), 100 back (56.10), 200 back (2:04.12) and the 200 IM (2:05.21). Tomorrow, he will conclude the three-day meet in the 200 backstroke. The prelims will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET and the finals start at 6:00 p.m.