No. 4 Cal Races at Husky Invitational
Dec. 3, 2008
Fourth-ranked California (2-0, 1-0 Pac-10) heads to the Evergreen state to compete in the University of Washington's Husky Invitational Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4-6, in Federal Way, Wash.
Bears Star in Stanford's Triple-Distance Meet
Sixth-ranked California took on rival and third-ranked Stanford in the Cardinal's annual Triple-Distance Meet on Nov. 12 at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Golden Bears won six events, with sophomore Damir Dugonjic claiming the 50- and 100-yard breaststrokes, senior Bennett Clark taking the 100 freestyle, freshman Martin Liivamagi placing first in the 100 individual medley, sophomore Tom Henninger edging a Cardinal diver for the top spot in the three-meter springboard and the Cal A group of Clark, junior Josh Daniels, sophomore Graeme Moore and sophomore Nick Cordes winning the 200-freestyle relay.
While not scored like a conventional dual meet, Stanford swimmers had the best combined times in the six individually contested swimming disciplines: sprint freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, individual medley and distance freestyle. The two rivals split the relays (200 free and 200 medley) as well as the diving events.
Dugonjic, a 2008 Slovenian Olympian, posted a time of 25.15 in the 50 breaststroke and 55.00 in the 100 breaststroke but was disqualified in the 200 event. Liivamagi, a 2008 Estonian Olympian, was first in the 100 IM in 50.69, second in the 200 IM (1:50.59) and third in the 400 IM (4:01.53).
Henninger Posts Regional Diving Marks in San Jose State Meet
Cal sophomore Tom Henninger posted NCAA zone qualifying scores on both the one-meter and three-meter springboards in a diving-only competition on Nov. 14 at San Jose State in San Jose, Calif. Henninger collected a score of 328.80 at one meter and 336.00 at three meters for the Golden Bears.
Cal continues its Pac-10 dual-meet season when it takes on Arizona on Jan. 23 in Tucson, Ariz., and Arizona State on Jan. 24 in Tempe, Ariz.