Incoming Cal freshman Missy Franklin won the 100-meter freestyle final at the U.S. national swimming championships Tuesday in Indianapolis.

The victory secures Franklin a spot on the U.S. team for the world championships July 16-Aug. 4 in Barcelona, Spain.

Franklin's meet-record time of 53.43 seconds is the second-fastest time in the world this year. Cal alum Natalie Coughlin finished fifth in 54.04, and current Bears Elizabeth Pelton (sixth, 54.65) and Rachael Acker (13th, 55.41) also placed.

"I took five weeks off after London, then I went back to full training," Franklin said. "But I am tapered for this meet."

Cal's Nathan Adrian won the men's 100 free in 48.10, and teammate Anthony Ervin took third in 48.49. The Bears' Tom Shields took third in the men's 200 fly in 1:57.39.

New Cal alumna Caitlin Leverenz finished fifth in the 200-meter butterfly final in a time of 2:11.16.

  • Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer announced hiring of Tempie Brown as assistant coach. Brown spent the past four seasons at Michigan State.

  • First-year men's basketball coach Gus Argenal has announced the hiring of Tyler Ojanen to the Cal State East Bay coaching staff. Ojanen spent the last five years at Saint Mary's College.

    Track and field

    Marquis Morris of De La Salle High advanced to Wednesday's final of the 110-meter high hurdles at the World Youth Track and Field Trials at Edwardsville, Illinois. Morris was third in his heat with a time of 14.06 seconds into a headwind. USA Track and Field athletes ages 16 and 17 are competing for spots in the IAAF World Youth Championships on July 10-14 in Donetsk, Ukraine.

    AFL

    SaberCats wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive back Ken Fontenette have earned weekly honors from the Arena Football League for their performances Saturday in San Jose's 72-42 win over the Arizona Rattlers.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.