March 5, 2005
LONG BEACH, Calif. - California sophomore Patrick O'Neil won the 200-yard butterfly preliminary in a time of 1:44.00 on Day 4 of the 2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships held this morning at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool. In all, eleven Golden Bears qualified for the finals tonight, which mark the completion of this year's conference meet.
Cal's 11 qualifiers are listed below in bold.
The Bears are in second place, with 575 points, behind first-place Stanford (643.5).
O'Neil's time is the second fastest 200 fly in Cal history. It also is O'Neil's career best in the event and is an automatic NCAA qualifying time.
Senior teammate Caleb Rowe took second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:56.38, which is also the second fastest time in that event in school history and is an automatic NCAA qualifying time.
The finals begin at 6 p.m. tonight.
California Results from Day 4 Preliminaries
2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
Standings through Day 3 and 14 completed events
1. Stanford 643.5 2. California 575 3. USC 374 4. Arizona 327 5. Arizona State 200.5 6. Washington 150