Mangoni 4th In 400y IM At NCAA Championships
March 16, 2007
Sophomore Vanni Mangoni became a first-time All-American with a fourth-place finish in the 400y IM to lead the Trojan men's swimming and diving team at the 2007 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis on Friday (March 16).
Mangoni swam a personal best 3:43.93 and became the fourth fastest Trojan ever in the 400y IM to finish fourth in his second NCAA race. He first lowered his personal record with a prelim swim of 3:45.04.
Jensen, a day after winning the 500y free for his second NCAA title, earned a second swim in the 200y free in his first foray into the event at the NCAA Championships. After a personal best 1:35.38 in prelims that made him the eighth fastest Trojan ever in the event, he went 1:35.74 for 13th place in the consolation final. He will look for his second career NCAA crown in the 1650y free on Saturday.
USC's 200y free relay of seniors Viktor Bodrogi, Mihaly Flaskay, Sam Masson and junior Richard Gosper finished 13th in the consolation final of the 200y free relay in 1:27.05. They swam a 1:27.12 in prelims.
Masson finished 16th in the consolation final of the 100y fly (47.63). Junior Bryce Elser, in his first individual NCAA Championship event, took 24th in the 100y fly (47.63, a personal best) while Bodrogi was 38th (48.44).
Flaskay was 22nd in the 100y breast (54.18) while Bodrogi was 26th in the 100y back (48.54) and Masson was 32nd (50.04).
(800y free results to come)
The meet concludes Saturday. Prelims are at 11 a.m. and finals are at 7 p.m. (CDT).