Wednesday, August 30, 2017
V 7 N. 59 David Torrence UC Berkeley Miler and Olympian Dies in Swimming Pool Accident
David Torrence San Jose Mercury News click here for a more detailed report.
Torrence represented Peru in the 2016 Olympics and placed 16th in the 5000 meters. He set a Peruvian record of 13:23. He also represented the US at the Pan Am Games and won a silver medal in the 5,000. His mother is a Peruvian national. Ironically his father died at the same age when David was only 6 years old.
While at Berkeley David broke the 50 years old mile record of Don Bowden at 3:58.62. Bowden had run 3:58.7.
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