Oct. 19, 2011
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO -
Sean Mahoney, who was a standout breaststroker for David Durden and the Golden Bears men's swimming and diving team, captured the 200-meter breaststroke in a Pan-Am Games record time of 2:11.62 Tuesday (Oct. 18) in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mahoney had clocked a time of 2:14.20 in the Pan-Am prelims before bring home a title for Team USA. He continues to train at Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex.
Swimming at Cal from 2008-10, Mahoney helped the Bears to a national runner-up finish as a senior in 2010. He is the Bears' school record in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:51.96, set as a junior in 2009.
Mahoney placed third at the 2008 NCAA championships in the 200 breast as a sophomore, and bettered that performance as a junior with a national runner-up finish (1:52.54). In fact, Mahoney had set an NCAA record in the 200 breast (1:51.96) in the morning prelims, before being edged out by Georgia's Neil Versfeld (1:51.40) in the final.
This year's Cal squad, the defending 2011 NCAA champions, will next compete in a Pac-12 dual meet versus Utah, Friday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. at Spieker Aquatics Complex.