LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The No. 7 University of Arizona men's swimming and diving team took home fourth place at the 2001 Pac-10 Championships with 538 points. Stanford won its 20th consecutive Pac-10 title with 844.5 points, followed by Southern California (722.5) in second place. California (540.5) placed third, with Arizona State (360.5) and Washington (190) coming in at fifth and sixth place, respectively. The meet was held at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, Calif.
Wildcat senior Tyler Painter captured third place in the 1650 free with a time of 15:02.11.
During prelims of the 200 fly senior Ben Anderson made his NCAA cut by touching the wall in a time of 1:45.32. In the finals of the event, Anderson placed fourth with a time of 1:45.72. While freshman Juan Veloz came in fifth (1:45.79). Sophomore Jeff Dash placed first in the consolation final (ninth overall) with a time of 1:46.10.
In the finals of the 200 breast, freshman Greg Owen finished sixth swimming to a time of 2:00.54. Junior Kris Souther placed seventh in the 200 back in a time of 1:46.74. In the 100 free junior Roland Schoeman came in eighth place of the finals posting a time of 44.28.
The 2001 Men's Pac-10 Championship may be seen on Fox Sports Net March 9, check your local listings for times.
The next outing for the Arizona men's swimming and diving team will be March 22-24 when they travel to College Station, Texas, to participate in the 2001 NCAA Championships.