Cal Men's Swimming in Sixth Place After Day One of NCAAs

March 22, 2001

COLLEGE STATION, TX - The No. 6 ranked California men's swim team is in sixth place with 80 points after the first day of the 2001 NCAA Championship at the Rec Natatorium in College State, TX.

Sophomore Olympic gold medallist Anthony Ervin was not able to repeat as the NCAA champion in the 50 free (Ervin won the NCAA title in the 50-meter free in 2000), swimming a time of 19.23 and placing second to Stanford's Anthony Robinson (19.15). Ervin's teammate, junior Matt Macedo, placed 10th in the 50 free with a time of 19.84.

Cal was solid in two relays, placing fourth in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:18.02 (Macedo, sophomore Frank Uxa, senior Scott Greenwood, Ervin), and sixth in the 400 medley relay (Macedo, junior Peter Aronsson, freshman Alex Lim, Ervin) with a time of 3:12.42.

Complete results of the NCAA meet can be found at www.ncaachampionships.com. The meet continues Friday and Saturday, Mar. 23-24.

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