Men's Swimming Compets At Pac-10 Championships This Week

March 1, 2005

UP NEXT: Washington's men's swimming team (8-5, 0-1 Pac-10) will compete at the Pacific-10 Swimming and Diving Championships in Long Beach, Calif., at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool, March 2-5. Six Pac-10 teams field men's swimming and diving programs, including Arizona, Arizona State, California, Stanford, USC and Washington. Stanford's men have won the last 23 Pac-10 titles. The Huskies will also participate in the Pac-10 Invitational on Mar. 6 in Long Beach. The meet is designed as a last chance meet for swimmers to qualify for the NCAA Championship meet in Minneapolis, Minn.

LIVE RESULTS: Stanford is hosting the Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Long Beach. Real time results can be found on its web site at: The meet runs Wednesday through Saturday, March 2-5, 2005 with preliminaries beginning at 11:00 a.m. and finals beginning at 6 p.m. each evening.

TICKETS: Tickets for the 2005 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Swimming Championships are available only at the Championship site. An All-Session adult pass is $25, an All-Session student/senior citizen pass is $15. Single-day tickets are available at $10 for adults or $6 for a student/senior citizen.

PAC-10 NOTES: The 2005 Pac-10 Championships feature some of the top teams in the country ... The latest CSCAA-Top 25 poll includes four Pac-10 teams ranked in the Top 10: No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 California, No. 8 Arizona, and No. 9 USC. Team results at last year's NCAA's found all six Pac-10 teams in the Top-25. Stanford placed second, followed by No. 4 Arizona, No. 7 California, No. 14 USC, No. 18 Arizona State and No. 25 Washington.

SCHOOL NOTES: ARIZONA (5-4 Overall, 2-3 Pac-10) returns seven All-Americans from the team that took third at last year's Pac-10 Championships. ARIZONA STATE's (2-6, 0-4) season has been highlighted by the efforts of freshmen CJ Nuess and Lucas Azevedo. Nuess has ASU's season-best time in the 400 IM, while Azevedo has recorded NCAA qualifying times in the 500 and 1650 freestyle. CALIFORNIA (9-0, 4-0) finished the regular season undefeated, beating rival Stanford for the first time in 14 seasons. Senior Duje Draganja will look to defend his Pac-10 titles in the 50 and 100 freestyle in Long Beach. STANFORD (6-1, 3-1) has won the Pac-10 Swimming title in each of the last 23 seasons. The Cardinal took home last year's Pac-10 Championship by scoring a meet-record 866.5 points. They went on to finish as the NCAA Runner-up for 2004. USC (4-3, 2-2) junior Ous Mellouli took home individual titles in the 400 IM, 500 free and 1650 free at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships. He finished second in both the 400 IM and 1500 free at the 2004 NCAA Championships. WASHINGTON (8-5, 0-1) has been sparked by the swimming of freshman Bruno Barbic, who has recorded NCAA provisional times and school-records in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. He has recorded six victories in each of the two events so far this season.

2004 TEAM RESULTS1. Stanford, 866.5*2. California, 773.03. Arizona, 522.54. USC, 505.05. Arizona State, 407.06. Washington, 299.0

2004 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONS 50 Freestyle, Duje Draganja, CAL, 19.17100 Freestyle, Duje Draganja, CAL, 41.96*200 Freestyle, Nick Brunelli, ASU, 1:35.26500 Freestyle, Ous Mellouli, USC, 4:17.261650 Freestyle, Ous Mellouli, USC, 15:01.80100 Backstroke, Peter Marshall, STAN, 45.21*!200 Backstroke, Markus Rogan, STAN, 1:40.97100 Breaststroke, Phil Davis, WASH, 53.04200 Breaststroke, Phil Davis, WASH, 1:54.45*100 Butterfly, Milorad Cavic, CAL, 45.44*!200 Butterfly, Jayme Cramer, STAN, 1:43.87200 Individual Medley, Markus Rogan, STAN, 1:45.18400 Individual Medley, Ous Mellouli, USC, 3:43.38500 Freestyle, Kalyn Keller, USC, 4:37.76*

2004 RELAY CHAMPIONS 200 Freestyle Relay, California, 1:17.23400 Freestyle Relay, California, 2:52.75800 Freestyle Relay, Stanford, 6:24.18200 Medley Relay, California, 1:25.16*!400 Medley Relay, California, 3:07.31*

*Pac-10 Meet Record ! Pac-10 Record @ American Record

2005 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: The NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will take place Thur. through Sat., March 24-26, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn. For tickets call (612) 624-8080.

UW 2004-05 VICTORIES: Freshman Bruno Barbic leads the Huskies with 12 individual victories this season, including six in the 50 freestyle and six in the 100 freestyle. Senior Diogo Bezerra has eight individual victories and sophomore Jared Osborne and freshman Peter Wicklund have five apiece.

12 Bruno Barbic (6-50 free, 6-100 free)8 Diogo Bezerra (4-100 back, 4-200 back)5 Jared Osborne (5-100 fly)5	Peter Wickund	(4-200 free, 1-500 free)3 Lorant Divald (1-500 free, 1-1000 free, 1-1650 free)3 Jake Salez (1-100 breast, 2-200 breast)2 Kevin Quinn (1-1000 free, 1-1650 free)2 Jim Wolfe (1-200 free, 1-500 free)1 Cameron Barclift (1-100 breast)1 Taylor Brugh (1-100 breast)1 Craig Gillis (1-200 fly)1 Ryan Kastl (1-100 breast)1 Bret Lundgaard (1-400 IM)

UW NCAA PROVISIONAL QUALIFIERS: Freshman Bruno Barbic has posted NCAA provisional qualifying times in the 50 and 100 freestyle events.

2 Bruno Barbic (50 free, 100 free)

UW COACH Mickey Wender: Head coach Mickey Wender is in his seventh season at the helm of Husky swimming. He has a 61-27 dual meet record with the men and has produced 10 All-Americans and three Pac-10 Champions with both the men's and women's teams.