Bears Handily Defeat Trojans

Feb. 3, 2001

BERKELEY, Calif. - The No. 7 ranked California men's swim team (5-0, 3-0 in Pac-10) handily defeated No. 8 ranked USC (3-2, 1-2), 168.5 to 128.5, in a dual meet Saturday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Bears won ten of the meet's 16 events with five different swimmers winning individual events. Cal was paced by sophomore Anthony Ervin, who won both the 50 (19.82) and the 100 free (43.56), and swam the anchor leg on both the Bears winning relays. Other individual winners for Cal were freshman Alex Lim who was the Backstroker on the wining 400 medley relay with Ervin, as well as winning the 100 Backstroke (48.40) and the 200 Backstroke (1:46.43), Peter Aronsson who won the 100 Breaststroke (55.72) and the 200 Breaststroke (2:01.34), Karel Novy took the 200 Freestyle (1:38.25) as well as being the fly leg of the winning 400 Medley relay, and Nic Bartolotta won the men's three meter (310.275)

The Bears also won the 400 medley relay (3:15.41, Lim, Kim, Novy, Ervin) and the 400 free relay (2:57.58, sophomore Trent Holsman, Matt Macedo, senior Scott Greenwood, Ervin).

USC was led by Tamas Kerekjarto who won two individual events in the 200 Fly (1:47.13) and 200 IM (1:47.87). Also for USC, Erik Vendt, an olympian for the US in Sydney, won the mile (15:01.41), Klete Keller another olympian and Jeff Lee also won an event apiece in the 500 Freestyle (4:28.57) and the 100 Butterfly (48.87).

Cal will next host Bay Area rival Stanford, Saturday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

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