Men's Swimming & Diving Team in Eighth Place At NCAA Championships

March 22, 2001

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The No. 7 University of Arizona men's swimmingand diving team is in eighth place with 58 points after the first day of the2001 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Defending nationalchampion Texas is in first place with 185 points followed by Stanford (170),Tennessee (114.5), Southern California (85) and Auburn (83). The three dayevent is being held at the Texas A&M University Student Recreation Center inCollege Station, Texas.

In the championship finals of the 200 freestyle relay the Wildcats placedfifth swimming to the time of 1:18.04. Competing in the relay were juniorRoland Schoeman, freshmen Eric la Fleur and Tyler Johnson and senior JaySchryver. The Cats placed sixth in the consolation finals of the 400 medleyrelay, 14th overall with the time of 3:16.84. la Fleur, Schoeman, sophomoreJeff Dash and Schryver made up the 400 medley relay team.

In the consolation finals of the 500 freestyle senior Tyler Painterplaced sixth (14th overall) with the time of 4:20.84. Senior Ben Andersonswam in the consolation finals of the 200 IM. Anderson also finished the racein sixth place (14th overall) at 1:47.78.

Senior Nate Dusing of Texas broke the NCAA record, the American record,the US Open record and the pool record when he swam to the time of 1:42.85 inthe championship finals of tonight's 200 IM. Texas also had a relay teambreak all four records tonight (NCAA, American, U.S. Open and pool). TheLonghorn relay team broke the records in the 400 medley relay, swimming tothe time of 3:05.37.

The Stanford Cardinal 200 freestyle relay team set a new pool recordwhen they touched the wall at 1:16.83. USC freshman Klete Keller set a poolrecord in the 500 free at 4:14.67. Cardinal senior Anthony Robinson alsobroke a pool record. Robinson broke the record in the 50 free (19.15) when heupset California's Anthony Ervin the 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 50mfree.

The second day of the 2001 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championshipswill be tomorrow, March 25. Prelims will begin at 12 p.m. C.S.T. followed byfinals at 7 p.m. C.S.T.

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