Olympian Missy Franklin won the women's 200-meter backstroke after taking the 200 freestyle at the Austin (Texas) Grand Prix on Saturday night, with Nathan Adrian winning his second title of the meet.
Franklin, who is committed to Cal, set a meet record in the 200 back, touching first in 2 minutes, 7.31 seconds and lowering the mark of 2:07.59 set by Kirsty Coventry. Hilary Caldwell was second at 2:12.13.
Earlier, Franklin won the 200 free in 1:57.69. Quinn Carrozza was second in 1:59.42. It was Franklin's third title in three days.
Adrian, a former Cal star, won the 50 free in 21.70 seconds to go with his earlier title in the men's 100 free. Fellow Olympians Anthony Ervin and Jimmy Feigen both touched in 22.43.
Valley Christian High-San Jose's Ryan Severson has de-committed from San Jose State and is expected to attend Colorado. Rivals.com reported the 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back/defensive back has orally committed to Colorado, where former Spartans coach Mike MacIntyre is now in charge. Severson ran for 1,951 yards this past season. Former Cal quarterback Zach Maynard was 2-of-8 passing for 15 yards for the Stars team, which fell to the Stripes 31-3 at the Raycom All-Star Classic in Montgomery, Ala. Stanford's Jamal-Rashad Patterson had eight catches for 80 yards in a losing effort as the National team rolled to a 34-0 win over the American team in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Carson. Sophomore quarterback Turner Baty (Menlo-Atherton High) is leaving Kansas and returning to City College of San Francisco after not getting into a game last season. Baty said he and coach Charlie Weis both said they were open to him returning to Kansas after next season. The Cal rugby team began its spring season with three shutouts at UCLA's All-UC Tournament. The Bears beat UC Santa Barbara (34-0), UC Davis (45-0) and UC San Diego (57-0). Newcomer Alex Quimson notched the first score of Cal's season against UCSB. Tiera Schroeder had three goals as the No. 4 Cal women's water polo team opened with a 14-4 win at Pacific. Cal went 1-2-3 in the men's triple jump and Ray Stewart (James Logan High) won the 60-meter hurdles at the season-opening Cherry & Silver Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Chad Jones (Bishop O'Dowd High) had a personal best indoor triple jump of 50 feet, 9.5 inches. Hammed Suleman (Deer Valley High) was second at 50-7.25, and Jonte Grant (Hayward High) was third at 48-8.25. Stewart, who missed virtually all last year with a knee injury, finished in 7.97 seconds. The No. 7 Cal women's tennis team won seven of eight singles matches against No. 42 Saint Mary's in the Cal Winter Invitational in Berkeley. Anett Schutting suffered the lone Cal loss of the day, falling 6-3, 6-4 to Jenny Juillen. Captain Joakim Norstrom posted a victory at No. 3 singles to give the Saint Mary's men's tennis team a 4-3 opening-season win at Fresno State.
English Royal pulled away down the stretch en route to a 41/2 length win in the $31,758 feature at Golden Gate Fields. Trained by William E. Morey and ridden by Kyle Frey, English Royal ran 51/2 furlongs in 1:03.18.
Two Stanford stars were among the top 13 picks in the inaugural National Women's Soccer League draft. Senior defender Rachel Quon was taken ninth by Chicago, and midfielder Mariah Nogueira went 13th to Boston. The eight-team league debuts in April.
Staff writers Jimmy Durkin and Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.