KNOXVILLE, TENN. – The Cal men’s swimming team represented itself well during the first day (Dec. 5) of the 2013 Winter Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn., starting with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:17.78) behind strong swims from freshman Ryan Murphy, sophomore Tyler Messerschmidt, junior Henry Chung and junior Seth Stubblefield.
David Durden’s squad also garnered a pair of fourth-place finishes. Senior Jeremy Bagshaw was fourth in the 500 free with a time of 4:16.15, while sophomore Josh Prenot finished fourth in the 200 IM with a mark of 1:44.18.
In the 50 free it was Cal alumnus Nathan Adrian bringing home the gold as he placed first with a time of 18.89 for Cal Aquatics. Messerschmidt was seventh in the 50 free with a time of 19.64.
In the final event of the day, the Golden Bears’ 400 medley relay team of Murphy, Prenot, Stubblefield and senior Fabio Gimondi placed fifth with a mark of 3:10.56.