Men's Swimming & Diving Falls Behind USC

Nov. 10, 2000

LOS ANGELES -- Arizona State's No. 13 men's swimming & diving team trails No. 6 USC 125-80 after the first day of competition Friday at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium in Los Angeles.

With the swimming portion of the meet completed, the Trojans have already mathematically defeated the Sun Devils as the 45-point margin is too large for ASU's divers to make up when the second portion of the meet is conducted Saturday, Nov. 11 at 1:00 p.m. PST (2:00 p.m. MST).

Senior All-American Scott VonSchoff (Napa, Calif.) was the bright spot for ASU, winning the 100 yard freestyle in 45.13 and the 200 yard free in 1:39.20. Von Schoff also anchored the victorious 400 yard free relay that bested USC 3:01.77 to 3:02.87. The only other first-place points for the Sun Devils were gathered by the 400 yard medley relay team, which won in a time of 3:21.26.

The tough Trojan team was led by freshman Erik Vendt, who won the 1000 yard free (9:13.13), 200 yard backstroke (1:49.38) and 200 yard breaststroke (2:05.73). Tamas Kerakjarto won two events for USC, knocking off freshman Rich Jacobs (Seattle, Wash.) in the 200 yard individual medley 1:51.12 to 1:52.89, and being first to the wall in the 200 yard butterfly in 1:49.94.

Other than Jacobs, senior All-American Otto Hinks (Ottawa, Ontario) and junior All-American Simon MacDonald (Amprior, Ontario) were the only other ASU individuals to capture second in their event. Hinks, ASU record holder in the 100 breast, was second in the 200 in 2:07.46. MacDonald finished runner-up in the 50 yard free in 21.08, with USC's Gabe Woodward taking first in 20.90.

With results not yet final, ASU still remains 1-0 on the season for the moment. Tomorrow, senior All-American Marc Briggs (Madera, Calif.) will look to lead the way for the Sun Devil divers in an effort to decrease the margin of defeat.

TEMPORARY TOTAL -- AFTER DAY ONE -- USC 125, ASU 80
SAT. DIVING TOTALS TO BE ADDED TO THE SCORE
ASU @ USC Men's Swimming & Diving (11/10/00)

400-Yard Medley Relay Time
1. ASU A (Brunelli, Hinks, MacDonald, Lyrbring) 3:21.26
2. USC A (Staley, Richter, Kerekjarto, Brende) 3:22.81
3. USC B (White, Degenstein, Ringe, Smith) 3:30.31
4. ASU B (Jacobs, Spetman, Smith, Wallace) 3:32.39
1000-Yard Freestyle
1. Erik Vendt (USC) 9:13.13
2. Mark Warkentin (USC) 9:20.15
3. Joel Everman (USC) 9:31.95
4. Mike Dowling (ASU) 9:33.50
5. Jonathan Shaw (ASU) 9:47.16
200-Yard Freestyle
1. Scott VonSchoff (ASU) 1:39.20
2. Jeff Lee (USC) 1:39.56
3. Bo West (ASU) 1:40.92
4. Klete Keller (USC) 1:42.24
5. Trent Staley (USC) 1:42.69
6. Nick Smith (USC) 1:44.22
50-Yard Freestyle
1. Gabe Woodward (USC) 20.90
2. Simon MacDonald (ASU) 21.08
3. Nick Brunelli (ASU) 21.26
4. Slawek Richter (USC) 21.37
5. Wiley Wallace (ASU) 21.47
6. Steven Brende (USC) 21.51
7. Oliver White (USC) 22.09
200-Yard IM
1. Tamas Kerekjarto (USC) 1:51.12
2. Rich Jacobs (ASU) 1:52.89
3. Nick Kaschik (USC) 1:53.16
4. Matt Peterson (USC) 1:57.46
5. Otto Hinks (ASU) 1:57.51
6. Erik Tolmachoff (USC) 1:59.34
7. Christopher Taylor (ASU) 2:03.08
200-Yard Butterfly
1. Tamas Kerekjarto (USC) 1:49.94
2. David Ringe (USC) 1:52.35
3. Rich Jacobs (ASU) 1:53.14
4. Evan Smith (ASU) 1:55.10
5. Erik Tolmachoff (USC) 1:56.21
6. Jonathan Shaw (ASU) 1:57.71
100-Yard Freestyle
1. Scott VonSchoff (ASU) 45.13
2. Gabe Woodward (USC) 45.80
3. Anders Lyrbring (ASU) 46.84
4. Jeff Lee (USC) 46.85
5. Steven Brende (USC) 47.12
6. Nick Smith (USC) 47.20
7. Wiley Wallace (ASU) 48.27
200-Yard Backstroke
1. Erik Vendt (USC) 1:49.38
2. Trent Staley (USC) 1:49.75
3. Nick Brunelli (ASU) 1:50.05
4. Bo West (ASU) 1:52.05
5. Nick Kaschik (USC) 1:54.31
6. Jay Sayko (USC) 1:54.67
500-Yard Freestyle
1. Mark Warkentin (USC) 4:34.19
2. Joel Everman (USC) 4:39.13
3. Matt Peterson (USC) 4:39.16
4. Klete Keller (USC) 4:39.33
5. Mike Dowling (ASU) 4:41.93
6. Jonathan Shaw (ASU) 4:51.54
200-Yard Breaststroke
1. Erik Vendt (USC) 2:05.73
2. Otto Hinks (ASU) 2:07.46
3. Slawek Richter (USC) 2:07.57
4. Nick Degenstein (USC) 2:11.26
5. Brian Spetman (ASU) 2:13.34
6. Christopher Taylor (ASU) 2:14.49
400-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. ASU A (West, Lyrbring, MacDonald, VonSchoff) 3:01.77
2. USC A (Lee, Warkentin, Keller, Woodward) 3:02.87
3. USC B (White, Sayko, Everman, Peterson) 3:13.47

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