Men's Swimming And Diving Finishes Second At NCAA Championships

March 17, 2007

Results

The final day of competition at the 2007 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships concluded this evening with Stanford finishing as the runner-up with 397 total points. Auburn took the title as they recorded a total score of 566, while Arizona rounded out the top three with 371 points. Over the three-day competition, the Cardinal broke an amazing 13 records to cap off a very successful trip to the 2007 NCAA Championships.

The finals got off to a great start for the Cardinal as Shaun Phillips captured second place and set a new Stanford record with his time of 14:37.62 in the 1650 free event. Jensen of USC took first place setting a new pool record with a time of 14:26.70.

In the 200 back finals Hongzhe Sun finished in second place with a time 1:40.78, coming in behind Northwestern's Grevers who took first in a time of 1:38.71.

Ben Wildman-Tobriner continued his outstanding postseason swimming, this time placing second in the 100 free as he set another school record with his time of 41.90. Jason Dunford finished sixth in the consolation swim as he posted a time of 43.33, while Auburns Cielo finished first setting another NCAA record with his time of 41.17.

For the fourth event in a row a Stanford swimmer finished in second place, this time it was Nate Cass breaking the pool record and moving into second on Stanford's Top Times list with a 1:53.36. He was followed right behind by teammate Paul Kornfeld who placed third with his time of 1:54.52. (David) Chris Ash took third in the consolation swim as he posted a time of 1:56.80. Alabama's Polyakov finished as the top swimmer in the event as he set a new pool record with his time of 1:52.71.

In the 200 fly it was Hongzhe Sun taking sixth place as he recorded a time of 1:44.39. O'Neil of Cal came out on top in the event with his time of 1:42.98.

Stanford diver Dwight Dumais did not qualify for the platform finals, but finished in 17 place overall with his preliminary score of 282.05.

The final event of the competition was the 400 free relay where the Cardinal team of Ben Wildman-Tobriner (42.22), Jason Dunford (42.99), Andy Grant (43.61) and Matt Crowe (42.85) finished in fourth place with an overall time of 2:51.67. Auburn's team of Andkjaer (42.52), Cielo (40.74), Targett (41.45) and Lundquist (41.85) set a final NCAA record as they posted an overall time of 2:46.56 to finish first.

The Pac-10 Champion Cardinal men's swim team can now add a second place finish at the 2007 NCAA Championships to their already impressive resume, as they finished with 397 points to finish behind the champion Auburn Tigers who earned 566 points over the three days.

Final Team Rankings

1. Auburn - 566
2. Stanford - 397
3. Arizona - 371
4. Florida 321
5. Texas - 296
6. Northwestern - 221
7. Michigan - 207
8. California - 176
9. Southern California - 145
10. Minnesota - 131
11. Tennesee - 128
12. Ohio State - 105
13. Georgia - 98
14. Alabama - 91.5
15. Indiana - 72
16. Virginia - 60.5
17. Florida State - 60
18. Southern Methodist - 58
19. Texas A&M - 45
20. West Virginia - 41
20. Hawaii - 41
22. Airzona State - 36
23. Miami - 35
24. Purdue - 33
25. California Irvine - 32
26. Brigham Young - 23
27. North Carolina - 16
28. Louisiana State - 15
29. Wisconsin - 14
30. Yale - 13.5
31. Pittsburgh - 12
31. South Carolina - 12
33. California Santa Barbara - 11
34. Harvard - 6
35. Oakland - 3.5
36. Louisville - 3
37. Georgia Tech - 2
37. George Mason - 2
39. Kentucky - 1

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