No. 4 Ranked Cal Men's Swimming and Diving Falls to No. 1 Stanford, 195.5-104.5

Feb. 23, 2002

STANFORD, CA - The No. 4 ranked California men's swimming and diving team (6-2, 3-1) fell to No. 1 ranked Stanford (8-0, 4-0), 195.5-104.5, Saturday afternoon at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Complex. The Bears won five of the meet's 16 events, including two wins by Cal Olympian Anthony Ervin and junior Nicolas Bartolotta winning the one and three-meter diving competition.

Ervin, a junior who was the 2000 Olympic gold medallist in the 50-meter free, placed first in the 50-yard free with Stanford's Randall Bal, posting a time of 19.46. Ervin won outright the 100 free, edging out Bal, 43.38 to 43.71.

Bartolotta won the one-meter diving with a score of 317.92 and the three-meter diving with a score of 331.13. The Bears Robbie Quinn place second in the one-meter competition with 305.02 points.

The other winner for Cal was sophomore Alex Lim, who placed first in the 100 fly with a time of 47.57.

The Bears will next complete at the Pac-10 Championships, Mar. 7-9 at The Belmont Plaza Pool in Long Beach. For complete meet results check the Stanford website at

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