Cal Men's Swimming Places Second at Texas Invitational

Dec. 3, 2000

AUSTIN, TX - The University of California men's swim team finished in second place (563 points) at the 2000 Texas Invitational. Cal trailed only host and No. 1 ranked Texas (751).

On the third day of the Texas Invite, the Bears were paced by sophomore Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin, who won the 100 free with an NCAA automatic time of 43.48. Ervin also helped Cal place second in the 400 free relay with an NCAA automatic time of 2:55.36 (Ervin, junior Matt Burny, sophomore Trent Holsman, junior Matt Macedo). The Bears time in the 400 free relay, despite being second to Texas' time of 2:55.34, surpassed the old meet record of 2:55.90 set by Arizona State in 1998.

Other impressive finishes for Cal during the final day of the Texas Invite were junior Peter Aronsson placing fifth (2:01.91) and sophomore Daniel Kim placing eighth (2:05.89) in the 200 breast, junior Hiro Sakoda placing sixth in the 200 fly (1:48.16), junior Matt Burny placing eighth in the 100 free (45.07) and junior Matt Macedo placing seventh in the 200 back (1:48.48).

Day two highlights for the Bears included Kim winning the 100 breast with a time of 55.14 and junior Andrew Chan placing eighth with a time of 56.64. Other top individual finishes were sophomore Joe Bruckart placing fifth (1:38.12) and Burny sixth (1:38.43) in the 200 free, and Macedo placing sixth in the 100 back (49.82).

Cal also excelled in the relays, placing second in both the 200 medley relay (1:29.41 Macedo, Kim, freshman Fabian Friedrich, Ervin) and the 800 free relay (6:37.69 Bruckart, Burny, junior Sean Gruver, Holsman).

Day one highlight for the Bears was the 200 free relay team of Macedo, Burny, senior Scott Greenwood and Ervin winning the invitational with a time of 1:19.25. Other top swims in the first day were Ervin placing second (19.57), Macedo fifth (20.46) and sophomore Frank Uxa eighth (20.59) in the 50 free.

Cal also placed third in the 400 medley relay (3:17.18 Macedo, Kim, Friedrich, Ervin). Juniors Bayani Flores (1:50.17) and Aronsson (1:52.08) were fourth and eighth, respectively, in the 200 IM.

Complete results of the Texas Invitational can be found on www.TexasSports.com.

2000 University of Texas InvitationalFinal Team Rankings

Men's Team Scores 1 TEXAS 751 2 CAL 563 3 ARIZONA 554 4 WISCONSIN 493 5 HARVARD 398 6 MICHIGAN 321 7 SMU 250 8 ARIZONA STATE 210 9 TCU 149 10 NEBRASKA 131 11 STANFORD 89 12 KANSAS 39

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