No. 6 Men's Swimming Falls to No. 4 Texas, Beats No. 12 Indiana

Nov. 4, 2006

BERKELEY - The California men's swimming team fell second (204-165) to No. 4 Texas on Saturday afternoon in Austin, Texas. California defeated Indiana 201-157 in the competition.

In the freestyle events, Cal's Nathan Adrian won the 50 free (20.08) and William Copeland finished right behind Adrian in second (20.23). Jernej Godec was fifth (20.56) and Scott Sorge was ninth (21.57).

Adrian finished second (44.27) to Texas' Matthew McGinnis (43.99) 100 free. Copeland was third with his time of 44.42 in the event. Dominik Meichtry was sixth after being clocked at 45.60 and Godec in seventh (45.65) also in the event. Adrian continued his success in the freestyle events with a third place in the 200 free (1:38.68). Meichtry (1:39.21) and Daniel Lysaught (1:39.88) both finished third and fourth respectively in the event.

Lysaught finished second (4:27.38) in the 500 free and Meichtry was right behind in third (4:27.60). Lysaught swam the 1650 free for the first time this season, finishing fourth with his time of 15:48.55.

Patrick O'Neil was second in the 100 fly (48.07) and Godec finished behind O'Neil in third (48.16). Dominic Cathey was fifth (49.23) in the 100 fly. O'Neil also was second (1:48.92) in the 200 fly.

After winning every breaststroke event last weekend against Cal State Bakersfield, Richard Hunter finished second (56.09) in the 100 breast. Ian Lentz was sixth with his time of 59.05. Troy Nissen was clocked at 2:08.42 to finish in fourth place in the 200 breast.

In the 100 back David Russell finished second (48.08) behind Indiana's Ben Hesen (47.85). Also in the race Godec was fifth in the race (49.95), Guy Barnea was sixth (49.98) and Mark Eckert was ninth (50.96).

Russell captured the 200 back title with his time of 1:45.36. Eckert finished in third (1:47.99), Barnea placed fourth (1:48.11) and Louis Vayo finished fifth (1:48.69) in the race.

Eckert finished second (1:49.84) in the 200 IM. O'Neil was fourth in the race, with his time of 1:52.09. Vayo was second in the 400 IM with his time of 3:56.61. Aaron Casey was fifth in the 400 IM (4:02.22).

California's squad of Adrian, Copeland, Godec and Sorge finished in second (1:20.69) in the 200 free relay. The Golden Bears' team of Adrian, Copeland, Godec and Meichtry won the 400 free relay (2:58.91).

However, they bounced back in the 200 medley relay winning it with their time of 1:29.79. The Bears also won the 400 medley relay with their time of 3:15.08. In the 800 medley free relay, Cal's team of Adrian, Meichtry, Lysaught and Vayo finished second with the time of 6:36.25.

In diving Sam Helvie finished third (294.20) in the one-meter. Javier Rivas was seventh (254.05) also in the event. Helvie was fifth (284.65) in the three-meter.

The Bears will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Relays on Oct. 8, at 3:00 p.m. (PT).


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