Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Day2 Finals(2)
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: March 06, 2008
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LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Cal's William Copeland won two first-place
medals while Stanford took over first place Thursday night in the
Pacific-10 Conference men's swimming championships at the Belmont
Plaza Olympic Pool.
??????? Copeland won the 50-yard freestyle in 19.3 seconds, then helped
Jerney Godec, Joe Whittington and Graeme Moore take the 200
freestyle relay in 1 minute, 17.99 seconds.
??????? The Cardinal moved into first place by 19 points over second-place
Cal, 277 to 258. Arizona, the leader after Wednesday night's
action, fell to third with 240 points.
??????? "It's going to be a great team battle," Stanford coach Skip Kenney
said. "Right now, it looks like there are three teams that are
pretty equal. In the next two days, I'm sure one of them will
start to pull away.
??????? "The team that's going to get their depth, to get their third
event, is going to be the one that wins the meet."
??????? Freshman David Mosko earned the Cardinal's first victory of the
meet by winning the 500 free in 4 minutes, 19.10 seconds to
qualify for the NCAA championships.
??????? Arizona's Jean Basson and Darian Townsend received their second
winner's medals after competing on the victorious 800 freestyle
relay team Wednesday night.
??????? Basson, a four-time All American last season, took the 500 free in
4:15.29 and qualified for the NCAA meet. Townsend also qualified
for the NCAA's by winning the 200 individual medley in 1:44.43.
??????? Stanford's Nathan Cass finished second in the 200 medley for the
third consecutive year with a time of 1:45.52 to qualify for the
NCAA championships. Cal's Mark Eckert also qualified with a time
of 1:45.71 in the consolation swim.
??????? The Cardinal's Daniel Beal and Mosko will join Basson in the 500
free at the NCAA's after finishing second and third with times of
4:16.8 and 4:18.04.
??????? Four swimmers besides Copeland qualified for the NCAA
championships in the 50 free: Stanford's Jason? Dunford and Austin
Staab, and Cal's Whittington and Godec.
??????? The Cardinal and Wildcats also will be represented in the 200 free
relay at the NCAA's.
Team Standings
??????? 1. Stanford University, 277 points
??????? 2. University of California, Berkeley, 258
??????? 3. University of Arizona, 240
??????? 4. Arizona State University, 157
??????? 5. University of Southern California, 134
??????? 6. University of Washington, 77

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