Cal Distance Specialist Janardan Burns Missing From 2016-17 Roster

Following his junior season in 2015-16, distance swimmer Janardan Burns is missing from the California roster in what would be his senior season. Burns was an NCAA qualifier for the Bears last season, and held the fastest time of anyone on the team with his 4:16.47 in the 500 yard freestyle.

Since he joined the Bears in 2013, Burns has produced top times of 1:36.6, 4:16.4, and 14:58.5 in the 200 through 1650 yard freestyles. At the conference level, his highest finish came during his freshman year, when he placed 4th in the 1650 free at the 2014 Pac-12 Championships. His highest finish at the NCAA meet was his 20th place finish in the mile last season.

Notably, this summer, Burns was absent from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha.

Burns was formerly a member of the USA Swimming National Team, having qualified in the 1500 meter free and the 10k Open Water. He most recently competed for the USA at the 2015 World University Games, where he broke 8:00 for the first time in the 800 meter freestyle, clocking a 7:59.06 in prelims on the way to a 4th place finish in the final.

SwimSwam has reached out to Head Coach Dave Durden, but a request for comment has gone unanswered.

 

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So are Gwo and Vergani

Think I heard it somewhere that hes focusing on school

He was never the same after Harambe

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