Cal Men Defend NCAA Title

NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving

FEDERAL WAY, WASH. - The University of California men's swimming and diving team, ranked No. 6 entering the meet, surprised the swimming world by winning its second straight national team title Saturday night at the 2012 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Golden Bears - bolstered by titles in the 200 free and 400 medley relays; and NCAA crowns from junior Tom Shields, sophomore Marcin Tarczynski and freshman Will Hamilton - topped second place Texas, 535.5 to 491.

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The Pac-12 has now won a total of 448 NCAA team titles.

Final Team Standings:
1. California
2. Texas
3. Stanford
4. Arizona
5. Michigan
6. Auburn
7. USC
8. Florida
9. Louisville
10. Indiana
20. Arizona State

Cal wins:
100 fly - Tom Shields
200 fly - Will Hamilton
100 back - Tom Shields
200 IM - Marcin Tarczynski
200 free relay
400 medley relay

Other Pac-12 wins:
100 breast - Kevin Cordes, Arizona
200 back - Cory Chitwood, Arizona
400 IM - Austen Thompson, Arizona
200 medley relay - Arizona
3-Meter diving - Kristian Ipsen, Stanford
Platform diving - Ben Grado, Arizona

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