Stanford Holds Lead After Day One Of The Men's Pac-10 Swimming Championships
March 1, 2001
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The second-ranked Stanford Cardinal came out fastand captured the lead after the first day of competition at the 2001 Men'sPac-10 Swimming and Diving Championship with 249 points. In second place isNo. 8 Southern California with 194 points, followed by No. 5 California inthird place with 146.5 points. No. 7 Arizona (111 points), No. 13 ArizonaState (76.5 point) and No. 25 Washington (68 points) have the four, five andsix spots, respectively. Not included in the point totals are the men's onemeter, three meter and platform diving events.
In the finals of the 50 free, Olympic gold-medalist Anthony Ervin ofCalifornia, broke the Pac-10 record touching the wall in a time of 19.11. TheGolden Bears' 200 free relay team, made up of sophomore Ervin, junior MattMacedo, senior Scott Greenwood and sophomore Frank Uxa placed second with anNCAA qualifying time of 1:17.77. Placing first in the 200 free relay wasStanford (sophomore Randall Bal, senior Anthony Robinson, freshman BobbyO'Bryan and junior Jeff Guyman) with a time of 1:17.63.
In the championship final of the 200 individual medley, Cardinal freshmanMarqus Rogan, swam to an NCAA qualifying time of 1:45.92. Also qualifying forthe NCAAs was USC junior Tamas Kerekjarto (1:46.12), Stanford senior StevenBrown (1:47.11) and Stanford senior Rob Canales (1:47.13).
In the 400 medley relay, both Stanford and California made NCAAqualifying times. Stanford placed first in the event with a time of 3:11.65,the team was made up of freshman Peter Marshall, Robinson, sophomore DanWestcott and senior Adam Messner. The Golden Bear team (3:12.44) was made upof freshman Alex Lim, sophomore Daniel Kim, freshman Karel Novy and Ervin.
In the 500 free Southern California's freshman Klete Keller placed firstwith an NCAA qualifying time of 4:16.65. Placing second was last year'sPac-10 Champion, Erik Vendt of USC, with a time of 4:18.27, also an NCAAqualifying time. Messner from Stanford also qualified with a time of4:19.72.
Day two of the 2001 Men's Pac-10 Swimming Championship will be March 2nd,beginning with preliminaries at 11 a.m. PST followed by the finals at 6 p.m.PST. The third and final day of the Pac-10 Championship meet will follow thesame schedule.