Caitlin Leverenz has moved all the way from one of the greatest NCAA individual medley swimmers to Olympic medalist in London. Leverenz medalled in her specialty event, the 200 IM. Leverenz won the event thanks to an excellent breaststroke that brought her in the lead for a short period. Shiwen Ye of China and Alica Coutts of Australia ended up passing her in the freestyle. Ye finished with gold, Coutts silver, Leverenz bronze. It is fairly consistent with Leverenz's results throughout the 200 IM, as she finished third in the semifinals and third in the heats.
Leverenz was a top high school recruit coming into Cal. She has the current American record in the 200 yard IM at 1:57.77. Leverenz was named the Pac-12 Swimmer of the Year this past season and she now joins Dana Vollmer, Jessica Hardy, Natalie Coughliin and Nathan Adrian among the Cal swimming group with medals in London.
For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.
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