Tilly Wins 50 Free, Anchors Relay Wins in Texas

Oct. 21, 2005

AUSTIN, Texas - California junior Jonas Tilly won the 50-yard freestyle and anchored two winning relays as the Golden Bears won four out of the first six events on the first day of a tri-meet with Florida and host Texas on Friday morning.

The Bears opened the meet by winning the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:20.36. Joe Whittington led off for Cal followed by fellow sophomores William Copeland and Jernej Godec, while Tilly swam a split of 19.44 to clinch the victory. Tilly later won the 50 free in a time of 20.37, while Godec was third (20.69). Tilly, a product of Trelleborg, Sweden, closed the morning session by anchoring the winning 400-medley relay (3:16.94).

Cal senior Miguel Molina won the 200 individual medley (1:48.99) and sophomore Dominik Meichtry had Cal's best finish in the 500 free, taking second (2:48.39). Bears junior Daniel Lysaught was fifth in the 500 (4:29.94).

The meet continues later today at 5 p.m. CT. The final session begins tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT.

California Results - Day 1

200-Yard Freestyle Relay
1. Cal A (Whittington, Copeland, Godec, Tilly) 1:20.36. 4. Cal B (Lane, Holdridge, Cathey, Molina) 1:24.29. 6. Cal C (I. Lentz, Barbosa, G. Lentz, O'Neil) 1:25.15.

500-Yard Freestyle
2. Dominik Meichtry 4:28.39. 5. Daniel Lysaught 4:29.94. 9. Louis Vayo 4:34.96. 12. Michael Jafari 4:39.98.

200 Yard IM
1. Miguel Molina 1:48.99. 2. 4. Graham Lentz 1:52.97. 7. Ian Lentz 1:54.35. 10. Alexander Holdridge 1:56.42.

50-Yard Freestyle
1. Jonas Tilly 20.37. 3. Jernej Godec 20.69. 5. Evan Lane 20.72. 6. William Copeland 20.76.

3-Meter Diving
5. Javier Rivas 273.35. 6. Sam Helvie 255.25.

400-Yard Medley Relay
1. Cal A (Russell, Barbosa, Godec, Tilly) 3:16.94. 4. Cal B (Gibson, G. Lentz, O'Neil, Meichtry) 3:21.69. 5. Cal C (Emanuel, Molina, Lane, Copeland) 3:24.13. 8. Cal D (I. Lentz, Cathey, Wagner, Whittington) 3:28.26.

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