Nov. 10, 2009
BERKELEY, CALIF. - The California men's swimming team (2-0) will host Bay Area rival Stanford (2-0) in a Triple-Distance Meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Wednesday's meet will not count towards either team's dual-meet record, but it will feature some of the very best collegiate swimmers in the nation competing in a non-standard event schedule. The official Pac-10 dual meet between the two rivals will be Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at Stanford's Avery Aquatics Center.
In the Triple-Distance Meet, athletes divide into specialty groups that compete with one another in three races to determine a specialty champion in each of swimming's six event domains: sprinters (50, 100, 200 free), distance swimmers (200, 500, 1000 free), butterflyers (50, 100, 200 butterfly), breaststrokers (50, 100, 200 breaststroke), backstrokers (50, 100, 200 backstroke) and individual medlyists (100, 200, 400 IM).
Individual champions will be recognized in each domain as the athlete with the fastest cumulative times from three events. The Golden Bears, featuring 2009 NCAA champions Nathan Adrian (50 and 100 free) and Damir Dugonjic (100 breast) are 2-0 in duals meets so far this season. Cal topped Hawaii, 156-139, Oct. 9; and Pacific, 143-107, Oct. 10, at Spieker Aquatics Complex.