Feb. 4, 2010
BAKERSFIELD, CALIF. - The No. 4-ranked Cal men's swimming team won the meet's first nine swimming events -including going 1-2-3 in the 200 free, 200 IM, 200 fly and 100 free - on the way to a 112-81 dual meet victory over host Cal State Bakersfield, Thursday, Feb. 4 at Hillman Aquatics Center in Bakersfield. The Golden Bears, who improved to 4-1 in dual meets this season, swam the final three events as exhibitions. Individual event winners for Cal included freshman Nick Trowbridge, who won both the 200 back (1:52.72) and the 1000 free (9:52.17).
Trowbridge is the son of former Bear standout Todd Trowbridge, who was a member of Cal's 1982 national champion 800 free relay.
Other individual winners for the Bears were sophomore Isaac Howell in the 200 free (1:41.03), junior Alex Cushing in the 50 free (21.02), junior Martti Aljand in the 200 IM (1:51.18), sophomore Miller Douglas in the 200 fly (1:50.81) and junior Nathan Adrian in the 100 free (43.51). Cal also won the meet's opening event, the 400 medley relay (3:23.63, senior Aaron Casey, junior Andrew Godbe, sophomore Robert Sullivan, freshman Tom Shields).
Sophomore Mathias Gydesen swam a season-best 1:51.79 in the 200 fly to place second.
The Bears' men's swimming and diving team will return to Pac-10 dual meet action with a contest at USC, Friday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. at McDonald's Swim Stadium in Los Angeles.