TUCSON, Ariz. -- The third-ranked Arizona menˇ?s swimming team knocked off No. 11 California today 182-118 in Berkeley, Calif. The win improves Arizonaˇ?s record to 6-0 (3-0, Pac-10). The loss drops Californiaˇ?s record to 2-1 (1-1, Pac-10).
In the 1000 yard free, senior Matt Biel swam a time of 9:07.11 which was good enough for a first place finish. Arizonaˇ?s Jean Basson (9:15.74) and Jack Brown (9:17.33) came in second and third place, respectively.
Senior Darian Townsendˇ?s time of 1:36.29 was fast enough for a first place finish in the 200 yard free. Nicolas Nilo finished in second (1:37.94) while Calˇ?s Louis Vayo came in third (1:39.06).
The Wildcatˇ?s continued their dominance over the Golden Bears when Albert Subirats???? (47.14) finished first in the 100 yard backstroke. Subirats was followed by Jake Tapp (49.19) and Bryan Oˇ?Connor (49.51).
Cal won their first event of the day when Damir Dugonjic finished in first place in the 100 yard breaststroke. Dugonjic first place time was 55.29. UAˇ?s Joshua Arreguin came in third place (55.64).
UAˇ?s Cory Chitwood got the Cats back on the winning track when he finished in first place in the 200 yard butterfly (1:47.48). In the 100 yard free Townsend (43.87) beat teammate Nilo (43.92) by a split second. Calˇ?s Joe Whittington finished in third place (44.78).
Chitwood continued his day by winning his second event of the day when he finished in first place in the 200 yard backstroke (1:44.63). Arizonaˇ?s Basson came in first place in the 500 yard free (4:26.70). The next event of the day was the 100 yard butterfly and Subiratsˇ? time of 46.48 was fast enough for a first place finish.
In the final event of the day, Arizonaˇ?s team of Subirats, Nilo, Jordan Smith and Joel Greenshields came in first place in the 400 yard free relay. The teamˇ?s time was 2:58.06.
At the diving well, Arizonaˇ?s Ben Grado finished in first place in the 3 meter dive with a score of 370.12. Matt Bisordi (312.52) came in fourth place. In the 1 meter dive, Grado came in first (321.53) while teammate Bisordi (308.99) came in third.
Up Next: Tomorrow at noon the Wildcats will travel to Palo Alto, Calif. to face the Stanford Cardinal.