No. 3 Cal Defeats No. 14 Arizona, 127-115

Jan. 25, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - - The No. 3 University of California men's swimming team (4-0, 2-0) defeated No. 14 Arizona (0-3, 0-2), 127-115, after winning three individual races and sweeping the relay events, in Tucson, Ariz. Saturday afternoon.

Seniors Joe Bruckart and Anthony Ervin and sophomore Caleb Rowe garnered wins for the Golden Bears. Bruckart won the 200 IM (1:49.68) and swam the first and second legs, respectively, on Cal's victorious 400 medley and 400 free relays. Ervin won the 100 free (45.18), took second in the 50 free (20.73) and anchored Cal's 400 medley relay win. Rowe won the 200 breast (2:01.42) and swam the second leg of the Bears' 400 medley relay.

Sophomore John Dorr swam well Saturday, touching the wall in second place in both the 500 (4:34.62) and 1000 free (9:31.54). Junior Alex Lim placed second in the 200 fly (1:47.77) while freshmen Michael Cavic and Chris Gibson posted runner-up finishes in the 200 free (1:40.30) and 200 back (1:49.42), respectively.

On the diving side, senior Nic Bartolotta placed second in both the one-meter (202.30) and three-meter (196.45) competitions. Sophomore Nathaniel Dean finished third in the three-meter (193.40), while junior Robbie Quinn placed fourth in the one-meter (196.10) event.

The Bears do not compete next weekend, and return to action at Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley on Feb. 7 against USC. The meet versus the Trojans begins at 1 p.m.

Cal 127, Arizona 115- Cal Results (Jan. 25)
400 Medley Relay - 1. Cal 'A' (Lim, Rowe, Bruckart, Ervin) 3:21.63, 3. Cal 'B' (Gibson, Barbosa, Byma, Molina) 3:25.60; 1000 Free - 2. John Dorr 9:31.54, 3. Matt Schmelzer 9:42.49; 200 Free - 2. Michael Cavic 1:40.30, 3. Duje Draganja 1:43.29, 4. Ryan Lean 1:44.44, 6. Caleb Rowe 1:46.69; 50 Free - 2. Anthony Ervin 20.73, 3. Matt Lyon 21.34, 4. Evan Lane 21.46, ex. Quentin Byma 22.20; 200 IM - 1. Joe Bruckart 1:49.68, 3. Jeff Natalizio 1:53.23, ex. Keith Vogelgesang 1:56.81; 200 Fly - 2. Alex Lim 1:47.77, 4. Miguel Molina 1:53.72; 100 Free - 1. Anthony Ervin 45.18, 3. Jens Thiele 45.44, ex. Evan Lane 46.76, ex. Matt Lyon 47.73; 200 Back - 2. Chris Gibson 1:49.92, 3. Alex Lim 1:50.89, 5. Jeff Natalizio 1:54.81, ex. Keith Vogelgesang 1:55.00; 500 Free - 2. John Dorr 4:34.62, 3. Ryan Lean 4:35.58, 4. Miguel Molina 4:36.71, ex. Matt Schmelzer 4:43.99; 200 Breast - 1. Caleb Rowe 2:01.42, 3. Ricky Barbosa 2:04.02, 4. Quentin Byma 2:08.06; 400 Free Relay - 1. Cal 'A' (Cavic, Bruckart, Thiele, Draganja) 2:57.83, 3. Cal 'B' (Lane, Lyon, Dorr, Vogelgesang) 3:07.22; One-Meter Diving - 2. Nic Bartolotta 202.30, 4. Robbie Quinn 196.10, 5. Nathaniel Dean 178.30, ex. Noah Chutz 132.95; Three-Meter Diving - 2. Nic Bartolotta 196.45, 3. Nathaniel Dean 193.40, ex. Robbie Quinn 166.85, ex. Noah Chutz 140.50.

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