Dugonjic Sets Cal Record in 100 Breaststroke at Husky Invitational

Dec. 5, 2008

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Sophomore Damir Dugonjic swam an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 52.14 to win the 100-yard breaststroke and break his own school record for fourth-ranked California on Friday night in the Husky Invitational at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. The Golden Bears, the only school of the top four with only one team (the Cal men) competing in the meet, remained in fourth place with 968 points. The three top schools - leader USC with 1805 points, second-place UC Santa Barbara with 1539 and third-place host Washington with 1517 - have men's and women's teams swimming in the meet.

Dugonjic set the previous Cal record of 52.50 last season.

Cal also collected several NCAA B qualifying times, including its winning 200-yard medley relay time of 1:26.18. Senior David Russell led off the relay, Dugonjic was second, sophomore Nick Cordes was next and sophomore Nathan Adrian anchored the race. The Bears foursome of Adrian, sophomore Graeme Moore, junior Matt Scanlan and senior John Foster also swam a B qualifying time (6:26.36) to win the 800-yard freestyle relay, which was the last race of the night.

Adrian also posted a 200-free B qualifying time with his time of 1:35.37 that led off the relay.

In the 100 butterfly, Adrian won the final in a B cut of 47.47. Moore actually posted a better time than Adrian in winning the consolation final in 47.32 to place ninth. Cal posted three NCAA B times in the 100 breaststroke: freshman Martin Liivamagi won the consolation final in 54.46, sophomore Martti Aljand won the C final in 54.13 to finish 17th and junior Sean Mahoney was 18th in 54.53.

Earlier in the day, Mahoney swam an NCAA B qualifying time of 3:50.38 to win the 400 individual medley preliminary race. Cal's best result in the 400 IM final was Liivamagi's third-place finish in a time of 3:55.68.

Russell placed second in the 100 backstroke final in an NCAA B qualifying time of 47.19.

On Saturday, the final day of the three-day meet, men's action begins with the 200 backstroke slated to start at approximately 9:50 a.m.

Husky Invitational

Day 2 Standings
(through 24 events)

1. Southern California	18052. UC Santa Barbara	15393. Washington	15174. California	9685. Hawai'i	786.56. Oregon State	6547. Seattle U.	3958. Puget Sound	3749. Whitworth	34510. Boise State	332.511. North Carolina State	32712. UC Davis	27313. British Columbia 99

Cal's Friday Results

Finals

200-Yard Medley Relay
1. Cal A (David Russell, Damir Dugonjic, Nick Cordes, Nathan Adrian) 1:26.18*. - Cal B (Chris Rogers, Sean Mahoney, Graeme Moore, Bennett Clark) 1:28.71.

400-Yard Individual Medley
3. Martin Liivamagi 3:55.68. 9. Aaron Casey 3:52.99. 11. Miller Douglas 4:02.32. 17. Andrew Godbe 4:01.68. 19. Matt Benoit 4:07.12.

100-Yard Butterfly
1. Nathan Adrian 47.47*. 4. Kevin Nielsen 48.63. 9. Graeme Moore 47.32*. 10. Nick Cordes 48.51. 11. Ian Lentz 49.28. 17. Alex Cushing 48.97. 25. Matt Scanlan 48.99. 26. Mark Prior 50.49.

200-Yard Freestyle
9. John Foster 1:36.94. 17. Isaac Howell 1:40.23. 18. Scott Sorge 1:40.63.

100-Yard Breaststroke
1. Damir Dugonjic 52.14^+. 6. Tim Freeman 56.11. 9. Martin Liivamagi 54.46*. 11. Troy Nissen 55.33. 12. Nolan Koon 56.22. 17. Martti Aljand 54.13*. 18. Sean Mahoney 54.53*. 19. Nick Ferrif 55.49. 25. Andrew Godbe 57.79. 30. Matt Benoit 59.04.

100-Yard Backstroke
2. David Russell 47.19*. 9. Chris Rogers 50.27. 10. Dash Rothberg 50.48. 17. Aaron Casey 50.15. 19. Gavin O'Neill 52.21.

800-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Cal A (Nathan Adrian, Graeme Moore, Matt Scanlan, John Foster) 6:26.36*. - Cal B (Isaac Howell, Josh Daniels, Kevin Nielsen, Aaron Casey) 6:42.24.

Preliminaries

400-Yard Individual Medley
1. Sean Mahoney 3:50.38.* 8. Ian Lentz 4:00.26. 10. Martin Liivamagi 4:01.00. 12. Aaron Casey 4:02.75. 16. Miller Douglas 4:05.67. 23. Troy Nissen 4:10.81. 24. Matt Benoit 4:11.76. 26. Andrew Godbe 4:14.40. 31. Nolan Koon 4:17.60. 32. Sree Akkineni 4:19.22.

100-Yard Butterfly
4. Kevin Nielsen 48.57. 5. Nathan Adrian 48.95. 12. Nick Cordes 49.59. 13. Graeme Moore 49.61. 17. Ian Lentz 50.13. 19. Alex Cushing 50.38. 29. Matt Scanlan 51.12. 30. 30. Miller Douglas 51.25. 36. Dash Rothberg 51.66. 39t. Martti Aljand 51.90. 41. Chris Rogers 52.22. 49. Sree Akkineni 53.27. 50. Nick Ferrif 53.36.

200-Yard Freestyle
7. Nathan Adrian 1:39.61. 17. John Foster 1:41.67. 17. Isaac Howell 1:42.02. 27t. Scott Sorge 1:42.53. 29. Daniel Smith 1:42.57. 35. Matt Scanlan 1:43.82. 48t. Dana Foster 1:47.10. 52. Josh Daniels 1:47.57.

100-Yard Breaststroke
5. Damir Dugonjic 55.46. 11. Martin Liivamagi 56.87. 13. Troy Nissen 57.33. 16. Nolan Koon 57.44. 18. Sean Mahoney 57.57. 19. Martti Aljand 57.97. 21. Nick Ferrif 58.09. 28. Andrew Godbe 59.02. 21. Matt Benoit 1:00.46.

100-Yard Backstroke
8. Graeme Moore 50.67. 9. David Russell 50.95. 12. Dash Rothberg 51.43. 18. Chris Rogers 52.22. 19. Alex Cushing 52.59. 20. Aaron Casey 52.75. 25. Daniel Smith 53.31. 26. Gavin O'Neill 53.39. 28. Nick Cordes 53.67.

^NCAA A qualifying time
*NCAA B qualifying time
+Cal record

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