MOSES SMASHES WORLD RECORD IN 100 BREAST -- March 24, 2000
University of Virginia sophomore Ed Moses the one-week-old world record in the 100m breaststroke during prelims of Day 2 of the men's NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis. Splitting 26.96 at the 50, Moses stroked smoothly home in 58.05. The old mark, 58.51, was set just one week ago by Russia's Roman Sloudnov at the Short Course World Championships in Athens.
Second qualifier was David Denniston of Auburn at 58.84, under the former American record. Tennessee's Jeremy McDonnell was third, 59.76, with USC's Ryosuke Imai fourth in 59.89.
Rounding out the top eight were Patrick Calhoun, Auburn (1:00.04); Otto Hinks, ASU (1:00.78); Russell Chozick, Texas (1:00.82) and Steve Messner, Cal (1:00.82).
B finalists are Andrew Chan, Cal; Alex Lopez, Florida; Scott Werner, Michigan; Peter Aronsson, Cal; Jeff Hackler, Minnesota; Jeff Hopwood, Michigan; Daniel Kim, Cal; and Anthony Robinson, Stanford.