Stanford Takes Home 20th Straight Pac-10 Men's Swimming & Diving Title
March 3, 2001
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The No. 2 Stanford Cardinal amassed 844.5 points tocapture their 20th consecutive Pac-10 Men's Swimming Championship on thethird and final day of the 2001 Men's Pac-10 Championships. The runner-up wasNo. 8 Southern California with 722.5 points. The No. 5 California GoldenBears, with 540.5 points, moved up one spot from day two and finished third,followed by the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats with 538 points in fourth place.Arizona State (360.5 points), ranked No. 13, and No. 25 Washington (190points) placed fifth and sixth, respectively.
California sophomore Anthony Ervin broke another Pac-10 meet recordtoday in the 100 free, swimming to the time of 42.21. Placing second in theevent was Cardinal freshman Bobby O'Bryan (43.59).
In the mile (1650), Southern California sophomore Erik Vendt repeated aschampion with a qualifying time of 14:56.80. Fellow Trojan, freshman KleteKeller, was the runner-up touching the wall in a time of 15:01.39.
Stanford swept the first, second and third places in the 200 back withfreshmen Markus Rogan (1:42.58) and Peter Marshall (1:43.47) and sophomoreRandall Bal (1:44.25).
USC senior Ryosuke Imai captured the Pac-10 title in the 200 breastswimming to the time of 1:57.68. Cardinal freshman Michael Bruce grabbedsecond place as he posted a 1:57.96.
Earning the Pac-10 title in the 200 fly with a time of 1:44.04 wasStanford senior Adam Messner. His teammate, senior Steven Brown was a closesecond with a time of 1:44.24.
In the final event of the meet, the 400 free relay, California (juniorsMatt Macedo and Maciej Burny, freshman Karel Novy and Ervin) pulled ahead ofStanford (Messner, O'Bryan, junior Jeff Guyman and freshman Andrew Schnell)in the last leg of the event to win with a time of 2:53.48.
The Men's Pac-10 Championship meet can be seen on Fox Sports Net on March9 - check your local listings for times.
The final meet of the 2001 season, the NCAA Championships, will be heldin College Station, Texas, March 22-24.