March 6, 2000
BERKELEY, CA - The No. 4 ranked California men's swimming team, which placed second at the 2000 Pacific-10 Championship in Federal Way, WA on Mar. 4, concluded the meet by capturing the 400 free relay with a phenominal time of 2:49.85.
The time of 2:49.85, swam by sophomore Matt Macedo, junior Scott Greenwood, freshman Anthony Ervin and senior Bart Kizierowski, was the fastest mark in NCAA history as it set an NCAA and U.S. Open record, surpassing the previous record of 2:50.90 set by Auburn in 1999. Cal also topped the previous Pac-10 record of 2:51.37 set by Stanford in 1998 and established a new Bear record, topping the time of 2:53.02 set in 1986.
Cal will next compete at the NCAA Championship Mar. 23-25 in Minneapolis, MN. Last season, the Bears placed fourth at the NCAA Championship in Indianapolis, IN.