Stanford Places Third At NCAA Championship
March 25, 2006
Atlanta, Ga - Hongzhe Sun and Ben Wildman-Tobriner finished second in their respective events to highlight Stanford's participation on Saturday night at the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.
Sun, the 2006 Pac-10 champion in the 200 back, finished second in the NCAA championship final with a career-best 1:40.25 (#2 all-time in school history). Wildman-Tobriner, from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco, finished second in the 100 free with a school record time of 42.17. Wildman-Tobriner, the 2006 Pac-10 champion, had the previous school record of 42.57 set last year at the NCAA Championship.
Paul Kornfeld concluded an excellent freshman season with a third place finish in the 200 breast. Kornfeld's time of 1:54.41 was a season-best and second all-time in the Stanford record book.
Stanford finished third in the team standings with 362.5 points. Auburn won the NCAA title with 480.5 points while Arizona finished second with 440.5 points. For Stanford, this was the sixth straight season that the team had finished in the Top 3. Since the 1981-82 season, Stanford has not finished lower than fourth at the NCAA's.
Complete results are available at www.ncaasports.com. Event information, including schedules, results, photos and more will be provided at www.ramblinwreck.collegesports.com/sports/c-swim/spec-rel/2006-m-swim-nc.... A complete daily report on Stanford's participants will be posted on the Stanford website at www.gostanford.com
During the three days of competition at the NCAA Championship, two school records were broken ... Ben Wildman-Tobriner broke his own school record in the 100 free with a time of 42.17 in finishing second ... Shaun Phillips broke his own school record in the 500 free with a time of 4:14.20 ...
Saturday Finals - NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championship
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center - Atlanta, Ga
200 Back - 1. Ryan Lochte (Arizona) 1:37.68; 2. Hongzhe Sun (S) 1:40.25; 3. Nick Thoman (Arizona) 1:41.31; 10. Andy Grant (S) 1:44.06
200 Fly - 1. Davis Tarwater (Michigan) 1:41.84; 2. Gil Stovall (Georgia) 1:42.10; 3. Viktor Bodrogi (USC) 1:43.10; 10. Mark Stephens (S) 1:45.42; 20. Tobias Oriwol (S) 1:47.54; 24. Daniel Beal (S) 1:50.22
1650 Free - 1. Sebastien Rouault (Georgia) 14:29.43; 2. Peter Vanderkaay (Michigan) 14:33.76; 3. Larsen Jensen (USC) 14:44.89; 8. Shaun Phillips (S) 14:55.85; 30. Michael McLean (S) 15:49.98; 31. Noa Sakamoto (S) 16:04.74
Platform Diving - 1. Steven Segerlin (Auburn) 469.30 points; 2. Chris Colwill (Georgia) 443.95; 3. Steve Lobue (Purdue) 349.60 points; 14. Dwight Dumais (S) 267.05 points
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