Flaskay, Jenkins Win Twice Each In Loss At Cal

Jan. 26, 2007

Results

Senior Mihaly Flaskay swept the breaststroke races and senior Kenny Jenkins won the springboard diving events, but the No. 6 Trojans didn't have enough overall to stop No. 4 California, falling to the Bears, 170-110, in a Pac-10 Conference dual meet in Berkeley on Friday (Jan. 26).

USC suffered its first dual-meet loss, dropping to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the Pac-10.

Flaskay won the 100y breast in 54.67 while senior teammate Joon Youm came in third (56.84). Flaskay later won the 200y breast in 2:00.73, touching off a 1-2-3 Trojan finish as sophomore Kazu Miyahara took second (2:03.23) and Youm finished third (2:05.13).

Jenkins, having a fine season as he works toward earning his second straight NCAA Championships berth, won the 1-meter springboard with 352.20 and won the 3-meter with 364.22. Senior teammate Michael Hilde, a three-time NCAA competitor who will soon be seeking his third career Pac-10 platform title at the upcoming conference championships, was second on 3-meter (355.65) and third on 1-meter (299.55).

Senior Larsen Jensen posted a season-best en route to victory in the 1650y free (15:12.45) and took second in the 500y free (4:23.78).

Sophomore Vanni Mangoni, one of the top 400y IM swimmers in the country this year, won that event on Friday in 3:51.92. Freshman James Martin posted a season-best in the race in 4:04.88.

Junior Brandon Lovell posted a pair of thirds in the 100y (49.27) and 200y fly (1:48.65) while junior Richard Gosper was third in the 50y free (20.42).

The men's team wraps up the dual-meet season on Saturday (Jan. 27) at No. 2 Stanford at 1 p.m.

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