Oct. 17, 2009
The California men's swimming team won the 200 free relay and junior standout Nathan Adrian captured the 100 freestyle Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton. The Golden Bears earned 420.5 points in competing in only one day of the two-day meet. Adrian, the 2009 NCAA champion in the 50 and 100 free, clocked in at 44.44 in the 100 free in Stockton to help lead a 1-2-3 Cal sweep in the event. Former Bear sprint freestylers Will Copeland was second (44.49) and Bennett Clark third (45.65).
Adrian was also instrumental in Cal's victory in the 200 free relay, swimming the lead-off leg of the team that included juniors Graeme Moore, Josh Daniels and Guy Barnea. In the 200 free relay, the Bears topped Bay Area rival Stanford, 1:21.79-1:23.39.
Other top performances by Cal Saturday included sophomore Martin Liivamagi placing second in the 200 IM (1:53.63), Barnea taking third in the 100 back (50.53) and junior Damir Dugonjic, the 2009 NCAA champ in the 100 breast, finishing third in the 200 breast (2:07.21). Sophomore Nolan Koon was fourth in the 200 breast (2:08.79).
Former Cal backstroker David Russell had a pair of runner-up finishes in the 100 (49.11) and 200 back (1:47.54).
The Bears' next action will be when then host Stanford in an exhibition triple-distance meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.