March 4, 2005
LONG BEACH, Calif. - California senior Duje Draganja won the 100-yard butterfly, his second title of the week, on Day 3 of the 2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held Friday night at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. The Golden Bears have 575 points and remain in second place behind Stanford (643.5) in the overall standings.
Draganja, who won the Pac-10's 50 freestyle title on Thursday night, swam an automatic NCAA qualifying time of 45.63 to beat Arizona's Lyndon Ferns (46.30) in the 100 fly. Cal freshman Jernej Godec swam an NCAA A mark of 47.04 to take fourth place, sophomore Patrick O'Neil swam an NCAA B mark of 47.71 to take eighth and sophomore Jonas Tilly won the consolation final with an NCAA B time of 47.73.
Cal also picked up four runner-up spots tonight. Freshman Dominik Meichtry was second in the 200 freestyle (1:34.69). Bears senior Caleb Rowe was second (53.31) and junior Henrique Barbosa was third (53.58) in the 100 breaststroke. Cal junior Milorad Cavic was second (46.50) in the 100 backstroke. The Cal A relay of Cavic, Rowe, Draganja and Tilly took second (3:08.11, NCAA A) to Stanford in the 400 medley relay.
Freshman Louis Vayo swam the Bears' top time in the 400 individual medley, with a 3:48.54 (NCAA B) to take fourth place. Junior teammate Miguel Molina was fifth (3:49.99, NCAA B) and senior teammate John Dorr was sixth (3:50.00, NCAA B).
The final day of the Pac-10 Championships begins tomorrow with preliminaries at 11 a.m. and winds up with the 6 p.m. finals.
2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Standings
Day 3 - Through 14 Events
1. Stanford 643.5 2. California 575 3. USC 374 4. Arizona 327 5. Arizona State 200.5 6. Washington 150
California Results on Day 3 of the
2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships