Junior Alex Lim Sets Texas Invitational Record in 100 Fly
Dec. 5, 2002
AUSTIN, Texas- - The No. 5 University of California's men's swimming team won three events in the first night of competition at the Texas Invitational, held in Austin, Texas. The Golden Bears stand in first place (266.50 points) in the event that features 11 teams.
Junior Alex Lim and freshman Michael Cavic both broke the previous Texas Invitational record in the 100-yard butterfly as Lim won the event and set the new record at 46.76, while Cavic finished right behind him at 46.86. Nate Dursing set the previous Texas Inviational record of 47.15 in 1997. Both finishes were NCAA automatic qualifying times. Sophomore Duje Draganja rounded out the top three with a time of 47.41, while senior Joe Bruckart placed sixth (49.08).
Cavic notched the Bears' second victory of the night, winning the 50-yard freestyle with an NCAA consideration time of 19.91. Draganja was runner-up with an NCAA consideration time of 20.01. Cal garnered a first-place finish from the 200-yard freestyle relay team of Cavic, Draganja, Lane and Bruckart with an NCAA consideration time of 1:19.60. The 400-yard medley relay team of Lim, freshman Rick Barbosa, Cavic and Draganja posted a runner-up finish and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 3:12.15.
Other impressive races for the Bears included Bruckart's runner-up finish in the 200-yard IM with an NCAA consideration time of 1:48.41, while Lim won the 200 IM bonus final, also with an NCAA consideration time of 1:48.89. Freshman Miguel Molina won the 500 free bonus final with an NCAA consideration time of 4:35.94 and sophomore John Dorr finished right behind him, also with an NCAA consideration time of 4:26.87.
The Texas Invitational continues through Saturday, Dec. 7. Friday's schedule begins with prelims at 10 a.m. CT, and the finals begin at 6 p.m. CT. For complete results, visit www.texassports.com.
Texas Invitational Cal Results (Dec. 5)
200-yard freestyle relay - 1. Cal (Cavic, Draganja, Lane, Bruckart) 1:19.60, 11. Cal (Lyon, Chase, Molina, Vogelgesang) 1:23.65100-yard butterfly - 1. Alex Lim, Cal 46.76, 2. Michael Cavic, Cal 46.86, 3. Duje Draganja, Cal 47.41, 6. Joe Bruckart, Cal 49.08, 1. (Consolation) Quentin Byma, Cal 49.69, 6. (Consolation) Chris Gibson, Cal 50.58500-yard freestyle - 9. Miguel Molina, Cal 4:25.94, 10. John Dorr, Cal 4:26.87, 13. Ryan Lean, Cal 4:29.07, 5. (Consolation) Matt Schmelzer, Cal 4:37.50, 200-yard IM - 2. Joe Bruckart, Cal 1:48.41, 9. Alex Lim, Cal 1:48.89, 11. Jeff Natalizio, Cal 1:51.24, 7. (Consolation) Rick Barbosa, Cal 1:54.6850-yard freestyle - 1. Michael Cavic, Cal 19.91, 2. Duje Draganja, Cal 20.01, 12. Matt Lyon, Cal 20.62, 14. Evan Lane, Cal 20.78, 19. (Consolation) 21.47400-yard medley relay- 2. Cal (Lim, Barbosa, Cavic, Draganja) 3:12.15, 9. Cal (Natalizio, Byma, Bruckart, Lane) 3:19.65