March 26, 2011
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Junior Chris Peterson placed 22nd in the 100 freestyle during Saturday's preliminaries at the 2011 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. The event was Peterson's second at the championship; he tied for 21st in the 50 free on Thursday.
Peterson finished the 100 free in 43.37 seconds, which was just .02 seconds slower than his school-record time swam at the Pac-10 Championships earlier this month. He failed to qualify for the event's consolation final by .30 seconds, but finished three spots higher than his seed into the event.
The 100 free was Peterson's final event during his first NCAA appearance. He was the lone Gaucho to qualify for the championship and helped UCSB extend its streak to six consecutive years with at least one swimmer representing the school at the national championships.