No. 3 Men's Swimming and Diving Closes Out Dual Season At No. 6 California

Feb. 6, 2001

THIS WEEK:The third-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team (7-0, 3-0 Pac-10) close out the dual meet season against cross-town rival No. 6 California (5-0, 3-0 Pac-10) on Saturday, February 17 at 1 p.m. at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley, Calif.

LAST WEEK: The Cardinal turned in the fastest dual meet times in the history of the program last Friday as Stanford rolled to a 159-82 win over Pac-10 rival USC. Despite the Trojans school record in the opening event of the meet (400 Medley Relay), Stanford went 1-2 in the event, turning in two of the fastest relay times in the nation this season. Senior Adam Messner and freshman Markus Rogan qualified for NCAAs in the 200 free and 200 back respectively. Freshman Michael Bruce, who owned the fastest time in the 200 breast this season coming into the meet, lowered his own time to 1:57.55 (automatically qualifies him for NCAAs).

ABOUT THE GOLDEN BEARS: California enters Saturday's meet with a 5-0 overall record, 3-0 in league action ... they are coached by Nort Thornton ... Cal is ranked 6th nationally ... sophomore Anthony Irvin holds the nation's top time in the 100 free this season and won a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Speedo America's Coaches Pollas of Jan. 18, 2001

1. Texas2. Tennessee3. Stanford4. Texas A&M5. Auburn6. California7. Arizona8. USC9. Michigan10. Florida11. Virginia12. Georgia13. Penn State14. ASU15. BYU16. UNC17. Minnesota18. Pittsburg19. SMU20. Harvard21. Purdue22. Wisconsin23. Kentucky24. Washington25. Alabama

Others receiving votes: Georgia Tech, LSU, Iowa State, UNLV.

Stanford Top Times By Event:50 free: Anthony Robinson (20.37)100 free: Jeff Guyman (44.54)^200 free: Adam Messner (1:35.90)*500 free: Adam Messner (4:24.22)^1000 free: Matt Sorlien (9:03.78)1650 free: Matt Sorlien (15.55)100 back: Randall Bal (47.50)*200 back: Markus Rogan (1:43.71)*100 breast: Anthony Robinson (55.84)^200 breast: Michael Bruce 91:57.55)*100 fly: Adam Messner (48.69)^200 fly: Dan Westcott (1:46.26)^200 IM: Steven Brown (1:49.46)^400 IM: Steven Brown (3:51.40)^

^ provisional qualifying time for NCAAs* automatic qualifying time for NCAAs

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