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Arizona Men's Swimming and Diving Team in Eighth Place After Day One of NCAA Championships
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 22, 2001
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 7 University of Arizona men's swimming and diving team is in eighth place with 58 points after the first day of the 2001 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. Defending national champion Texas is in first place with 185 points followed by Stanford (170), Tennessee (114.5), Southern California (85) and Auburn (83). The three day event is being held at the Texas A&M University Student Recreation Center in College Station, Texas.

In the championship finals of the 200 freestyle relay the Wildcats placed fifth swimming to the time of 1:18.04. Competing in the relay were junior Roland Schoeman, freshmen Eric la Fleur and Tyler Johnson and senior Jay Schryver. The Cats placed sixth in the consolation finals of the 400 medley relay, 14th overall with the time of 3:16.84. la Fleur, Schoeman, sophomore Jeff Dash and Schryver made up the 400 medley relay team.

In the consolation finals of the 500 freestyle senior Tyler Painter placed sixth (14th overall) with the time of 4:20.84. Senior Ben Anderson swam in the consolation finals of the 200 IM. Anderson also finished the race in sixth place (14th overall) at 1:47.78.

Senior Nate Dusing of Texas broke the NCAA record, the American record, the US Open record and the pool record when he swam to the time of 1:42.85 in the championship finals of tonight's 200 IM. Texas also had a relay team break all four records tonight (NCAA, American, U.S. Open and pool). The Longhorn relay team broke the records in the 400 medley relay, swimming to the time of 3:05.37.

The Stanford Cardinal 200 freestyle relay team set a new pool record when they touched the wall at 1:16.83. USC freshman Klete Keller set a pool record in the 500 free at 4:14.67. Cardinal senior Anthony Robinson also broke a pool record. Robinson broke the record in the 50 free (19.15) when he upset California's Anthony Ervin the 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 50m free.

The second day of the 2001 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will be tomorrow, March 25. Prelims will begin at 12 p.m. C.S.T. followed by finals at 7 p.m. C.S.T.

Day One Standings
      1)   TEXAS             185               15)   PENN STATE         21.5 
      2)   STANFORD          170               16)   KENTUCKY           21   
      3)   TENNESSEE         114.5             17)   VIRGINIA           18   
      4)   SOUTHERN CAL.      85               18)   INDIANA            16   
      5)   AUBURN             83               19)   ARIZONA STATE      12   
      6)   CALIFORNIA         80               19)   NORTHWESTERN       12   
      7)   FLORIDA            68               21)   COLUMBIA           11   
      8)   ARIZONA            58               22)   LOUISIANA STATE    10   
      9)   TEXAS A&M          54               23)   OHIO STATE          9   
     10)   MICHIGAN           47               24)   HARVARD             7   
     11)   SOUTHERN METHOD.   44               25)   SOUTH CAROLINA      6   
     12)   MINNESOTA          42               26)   MIAMI (FLORIDA)     5   
     13)   GEORGIA            29               27)   WISCONSIN           4   
     14)   IOWA STATE         24               27)   BRIGHAM YOUNG       4   
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