Jan. 24, 2009
TEMPE, ARIZ - In a dominating performance, the No. 5-ranked Cal men's swimming and diving team captured 12 events on the way to a 148-93 victory over Arizona State Saturday in Tempe. The Golden Bears improved to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Pac-10 competition.
Cal had nine different swimmers win races plus won both the 200 medley relay and the 200 free relay. Sophomore diver Tom Henninger also won the one-meter diving competition with a score of 330.68.
The Bears' 200 medley relay team of senior David Russell, sophomore Damir Dugonjic, junior Ian Lentz and sophomore Nathan Adrian won with a time of 1:29.40, while Cal's 200 free relay team of Adrian, senior Bennett Clark, sophomore Josh Daniels and sophomore Graeme Moore ended the meet with a winning time of 1:19.27.
Individually, Dugonjic won the 100 breast (54.86), Moore won the 50 free (20.28), Clark won the 100 free (44.90) and Adrian won the 100 fly (48.14). Other winners on the day included freshman Isaac Howell in the 1000 free (9:31.19), sophomore Guy Barnea in a season-best 48.80 in the 100 back, junior Matt Scalan in the 200 fly (1:49.91), junior Aaron Casey in the 200 back (1:48.48) and freshman Martin Liivamagi in the 400 IM (3:58.64).
Cal will next return home to Spieker Aquatics Complex for the first time since defeating Washington, 143-119, in a dual meet Oct. 30 when the Bears host USC on Friday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 7 Cal will compete against Cal State Bakersfield in a non-conference dual meet at 1 p.m. The Bears conclude their 2008-09 home schedule Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. against Bay Area rival Stanford.