O'Neil Wins Pac-10 Title, Bears Finish in Second

Feb. 24, 2007

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Senior Patrick O'Neil won the 200 fly title, as the Golden Bears finished second with 657 points on the final day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships in Federal Way, Wash. Stanford captured its 26th straight Pac-10 team title.

A native of Roseburg, Ore., O'Neil won the 200 fly with his time of 1:45.00, edging USC's Viktor Bodrogi (1:45.46). Also in the race, Justin Pollard finished sixth (1:47.43) and Matt Scanlan placed (1:47.50).

In the 200 back, Mark Eckert finished second (1:41.64), behind Stanford's Hongzhe Sun (1:41.64). Daniel Lysaught placed fourth in the 1650 free with his time of 15:21.04. In his first Pa-10 Championship, Nathan Adrian placed sixth in the 100 free (43.81).

The team of Adrian, William Copeland, Jernej Godec and Dominik Meichtry were just shy of winning the 400 free relay. Cal finished with the time of 2:51.97, as Stanford won with its time of 2:51.50.

The NCAA Championships are up next for the Bears, held on March 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minn.

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