Jan. 23, 2010
BERKELEY – The No. 3 Arizona men’s swimming and diving team topped No. 4 California today in a dual meet, 157-141, in Berkeley, Calif. The win now improves the Cats’ record to 6-0.
Jean Basson got things started today for the Wildcats by taking the 1000 freestyle event with a time of 9:13.29. The South African co-captain pummeled his Golden Bear competition in the race, winning by over 15 seconds.
Ben Grado, who won both diving events yesterday against Stanford, again swept the one-meter and three-meter events to give the Wildcats a boost in points. Grado scored 340.20 in the one-meter and 369.20 in the three-meter.
In the 500 free, Basson again showcased his prowess as he won the event with a time of 4:25.06. Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or was second with a time of 4:29.84.
In the 100 butterfly, the Wildcats again overmatched the Bears and finished with the top three spots. This time it was Slaughter leading the charge with a time of 48.77 followed by Tipton and O’Connor in second and third.
Next week Arizona will host No. 1 Texas in a two-day dual meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center over Jan. 29-30. Friday, Jan. 29, will also mark Senior Day with events beginning at 2 p.m.