Cal Men's Swimming Defeats Pacific, 143-107
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  10/10/2009

Oct. 10, 2009


BERKELEY, CALIF. - The California men's swimming team won its second dual meet in as many days with a 143-107 dual meet victory over Pacific Saturday, Oct. 10 at Spieker Aquatics Complex. On Friday, the Golden Bears had topped Hawaii, 156-139. Against the Tigers Saturday, Cal won the meet's first 11 events before swimming exhibition for the final three races. Junior Guy Barnea captured two events, the 50 free (20.82) and the 200 back (1:50.67), and was a member of the Bears' winning 200 medley relay (1:31.42, Barnea, Nolan Koon, Mathias Gydesen, Josh Daniels).

Freshman Tom Shields was also a double winner for Cal, placing first in the 200 fly (1:51.85) and the 500 free (4:39.41). Cal placed 1-2-3 in four events as well. Junior Graeme Moore won the 200 free (1:43.27), followed by freshman Nick Trowbridge (1:43.63) and senior Peter Davis (1:45.26). Freshman Austin Brown captured the 100 back (52.26) with sophomore Martin Liivamagi (52.36) and junior Daniel Smith (52.61) placing second and third.

Besides Shields' victory in the 200 fly, sophomores Robert Sullivan (1:52.54) and Mark Prior (1:57.85) were second and third. Finally, juniors Josh Daniels and Damir Dugonjic were second and third, respectively, in the 50 free with times of 20.97 and 21.75.

Other individual winners for the Bears were freshman Ben Hinshaw in the 1000 free (9:39.73), sophomore Nolan Koon in the 100 breast (57.02), junior Alex Cushing in the 100 free (46.36) and junior Andrew Godbe in the 200 breast (2:06.21).

Cal men's swimming will next compete at the Pacific Invitational, Saturday, Oct. 17 at 12 p.m. in Stockton. The Bears will then host Stanford in an exhibition triple-distance meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.