Incoming Cal freshman Missy Franklin won two titles Wednesday night at the U.S. national swimming championships in Indianapolis.
Her time of 1 minute, 55.63 seconds in the 200-meter freestyle was 0.08 seconds off the world's best this season. The Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 200 backstroke then set a U.S. Open record in that race at 2:05.68, the world's best time this season. Cal's Elizabeth Pelton was second in 2:06.29 -- the second-fastest time of the year.
"That hurt a lot, but I love doing the double," said Franklin, who won the 100 freestyle on opening night Tuesday.
Olympian Ryan Lochte won the men's 200 freestyle in 1:45.97 and 200 backstroke in 1:55.16. Also, former Stanford star Eugene Goodson took the 50 butterfly in 23.29 seconds.
Jedd Soto, who took a medical leave of absence 12 games into the Saint Mary's baseball season this spring, resigned after 10 seasons as head coach. "It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning due to unforeseen circumstances this spring," Soto, 39, said in a statement released by the school. No reason was given for his departure. He compiled a 209-275-3 record.
Track and field
Three East Bay athletes just missed being considered for the IAAF World Youth Championships at the World Trials in Edwardsville, Ill. Only the top two finishers in each event were considered for the U.S. team. Marquis Morris was third in the boys 110-meter high hurdles in 13.96 seconds. Karsten Wethington was third in the boys long jump (23 feet, 4 inches). Christina Chenault tied for third in the girls triple jump at 39-10 3/4.
Staff writers Jeff Faraudo and Phil Jensen and wire services contributed to this report.