Jan. 26, 2013
TEMPE, ARIZ. -Paced by two victories by freshman standout Josh Prenot (100 breast, 500 free) and 1-2-3 finishes in four events, the No. 4-ranked Cal men's swimming and diving team improved to 4-0 with a 163-126 dual meet victory over host Arizona State Saturday (Jan. 26).
Prenot, a newcomer from Orcutt, Calif. who has already set the Golden Bears' school record in the 400 IM (3:41.36) earlier this season, won the 100 breast in a time of 56.64 and captured the 500 free in a time of 4:32.16 against the Sun Devils. Cal also went 1-2-3 in the 100 back with senior Tom Shields winning with a mark of 47.97, followed by senior Austin Brown (50.54) and junior Marcin Tarczynski (50.55).
Other 1-2-3 finishes for David Durden's squad were in the 50 free (junior Shayne Fleming, 20.27; sophomore Seth Stubblefield, 20.61; senior Ben Hinshaw, 20.77), the 100 free (Ben Hinshaw, 45.44; sophomore Fabio Gimondi, 45.58; freshman Trent Williams, 46.02) and the 200 back (freshman Jacob Pebley, 1:46.19; senior Nick Trowbridge, 1:49.15; junior Jeremy Bagshaw, 1:51.51).
The Bears were also paced by wins from freshman Michael Haney in the 1000 free (9:22.31) and freshman Trent Williams in the 200 free (1:39.09). Williams' brother, Trevor, is an outstanding junior pitcher on Arizona State's baseball team. Cal also won the opening race, the 200 medley relay, in a time of 1:28.51 (junior Tony Cox, senior Trevor Hoyt, Brown, Fleming). The Bears swam the final two events, the 200 IM and the 200 free relay, as exhibitions.
Cal, the 2011 and 2012 NCAA team champions, will next host Cal State Bakersfield at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7; and Pac-12 foe USC on Friday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m., at Spieker Aquatics Complex. On Friday, the Bears defeated No. 1 ranked Arizona, 159-134, in Tucson.