No. 11 Cal Men's Swimming Falls at No. 3 Stanford, 132.5-110.5

Feb. 23, 2008

STANFORD, CALIF. -

The No. 11-ranked California men's swimming and diving team fell to No. 3-ranked and Bay Area rival Stanford, 132.5-110.5, Saturday at the Avery Aquatics Complex on the Stanford campus. The Golden Bears, whose dual meet record slipped to 5-2 overall and 3-2 in the Pac-10, were led by junior diver Sam Helvie, who captured both the one-meter and three-meter boards. Cal also had a pair of individual winners - freshman Daniel Smith in the 500 free and sophomore Sean Mahoney in the 200 breast. The Bears placed first in the meet's final event as well with a time of 2:59.29 in the 400 free relay (seniors William Copeland, Jernej Godec, Joe Whittington, Eric Dunipace).

Helvie, who continues to shine and will next compete in the Pac-10 Diving Championships Feb. 28-Mar. 1 in Federal Way, Wash., won the one-meter board with a score of 313.05. Cal freshman Thomas Henninger placed second on the one-meter competition with a score of 307.58. Helvie then notched the three-meter board with a mark of 356.70.

Freshman Smith, from Sacramento, won the 500 free with a time of 4:32.12, while Mahoney, a sophomore transfer from West Virginia who grew up in Rio Vista, Calif., placed first the 200 breast with a time of 1:58.39.

The Bear swimmers will next compete at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships, Mar. 5-8 at the Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach, Calif.

EVENT WINNERS

400 Medley RelayStanford (Eugene Godsoe, Paul Kornfeld, Austin Staab, Jason Dunford) 3:15.74

1000 FreestyleNoa Sakamoto (Stanford) 9:19.11

200 FreestyleAndrew Trepp (Stanford) 1:37.40

50 FreestyleJason Dunford (Stanford) 19.98

200 IMNate Cass (Stanford) 1:49.44

1-Meter DivingSam Helvie (California) 313.05

200 ButterflyDavid Mosko (Stanford) 1:48.90

100 FreestyleJason Dunford (Stanford) 43.86

200 BackstrokeEugene Godsoe (Stanford) 1:44.35

500 FreestyleDaniel Smith (California) 4:32.12

3-Meter DivingSam Helvie (California) 356.70

200 BreaststrokeSean Mahoney (California) 1:58.39

400 Freestyle RelayCalifornia (William Copeland, Jernej, Godec, Joe Whittington, Eric Dunipace) 2:59.29

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