Men's Swimming Looks Strong vs. ASU.

Nov. 10, 2000

LOS ANGELES - The No. 6 USC men's swimming and diving team opened the 2000-2001 dual meet season against No. 13 Arizona State on Friday (Nov. 10) at USC's McDonald's Swim Stadium, taking a decisive 125-80 lead over the Sun Devils.

The diving portion of the meet, which won't affect the outcome of the meet but will change the score, will take place Saturday (Nov. 11) at 1 p.m.

No. 4 Arizona was scheduled to race against the Trojans as well, but were delayed by a flight and will compete against the Trojans on Saturday (Nov. 11).

USC sophomore Erik Vendt, a silver medalist in the 400-meter IM at the 2000 Summer Olympics, won three races, taking the 1000-yard freestyle in 9:13.13 and winning both the 200y backstroke (1:49.38) and the 200y breaststroke (2:05.73).

Trojan junior Tamas Kerekjarto won a pair of events, finishing first in both the 200y IM (1:51.12) and the 200y butterfly (1:49.94).

USC finished 1-2-3 in the 1000y free as juniors Mark Warkentin (9:20.15) and Joel Everman (9:31.95) finished right behind Vendt. The Trojans also finished 1-2-3 in the 500y free as Warkentin won in 4:34.19 and was followed by Everman (4:39.13) and freshman Matt Peterson (4:39.16). USC senior Gabe Woodward won the 50y free in 20.90.

Arizona State senior Scott VonSchoff was the Sun Devils' only individual winner, taking both the 100y free (45.13) and the 200y free (1:39.20).

The Sun Devils also won both the 400y medley and the 400y freestyle relay.

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*

* NCAA consideration time

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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