Cal Men's Swimming Narrowly Misses NCAA Team Title

March 28, 2010


The No. 4 California men's swimming team had another stellar day at the 2010 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio with junior standout Nathan Adrian repeating as national champion in the 100 free and the Golden Bears' 400 free relay winning a national crown. However, Cal was narrowly edged out of an opportunity for its first NCAA team title since 1980 when Texas outscored the Bears, 500-469.5. Cal finished second ahead of Pac-10 rivals Arizona (third, 387 points) and Stanford (fourth, 369 points), and Florida (fifth, 364 points).

Cal completed its best finish at the NCAA championships this season since placing as the national runners-up in 1986 when Olympic champion Matt Biondi was a member of the Bears. Cal's third-year head coach David Durden was named the 2010 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Coach of the Meet and Adrian won the 100 free for the second year in a row with a time of 41.50. The Bears' 400 free relay team (junior Graeme Moore, junior Josh Daniels, freshman Tom Shields, Adrian) won the meet's final event in 2:48.78, ahead of Texas' 2:49.96.

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