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NCAA Division I Men's Championships: Day Two Prelims -- March 27, 2010

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 27. THE second day of preliminary action is underway at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships.

200 medley relay

Fans will get some free swimming later in the session as two swimoffs were forced in the 200 medley relay. Auburn's Jared White, Michael Silva, Jordan Anderson and Gideon Louw led qualifying with a pool record 1:24.60. The time beat Northwestern's facility standard of 1:25.14 set in 2007. The Tigers are looking to extend a three-year streak of winning the event.

Cal (1:24.99), Texas (1:25.70), Florida (1:25.71), Stanford (1:25.75), UNLV (1:25.75) and Arizona (1:25.97) made up the rest of the top seven. Michigan and Texas A&M tied for eighth with matching 1:26.29s to force a swimoff. Georgia and Minnesota also tied for 16th with matching 1:27.21s to force a second swimoff.

In the swimoffs, Texas A&M swam to a swift 1:25.58 to beat Michigan's 1:26.11 to earn the eighth spot in finals. Meanwhile, Georgia beat Minnesota, 1:27.23 to 1:27.54, for the final spot in the consolation heat.

The finishes moved Cal closer to Texas in the projected point standings with Texas leading with ~179, while Cal has ~175. Auburn (~154.5), Florida (~150) and Stanford (~135) are also among the top five.

400 IM
NCAA and American record holder Tyler Clary of Michigan cruised to the top seed with a time of 3:41.28 in prelims of the distance medley. He, and teammate Andre Schultz (3:43.26), gave Michigan two up as Schultz qualified sixth. Arizona also went two up with Clark Burckle (3:41.61) and Jack Brown (3:42.88) qualified second and fourth.

Georgia Tech's Gal Nevo (3:41.93), Texas' Bryan Collins (3:42.93), Georgia's Billy Cregar (3:43.68) and North Carolina's Tyler Harris (3:43.81) completed the championship field.

After the event, Texas pushed its projected point tally to 198, while California held second with 188 points. Florida and Auburn remained tied with 154 points projected, while Arizona closed out the top five with 149 points.

100 fly
California made a big move in the 100 fly with a three up, one down effort. Tom Shields led the way with a pool record time of 45.67 to earn the top seed. That swim cleared the facility mark of 45.92 set by Michigan's Chris Brady at Big Tens last month. Mathias Gydesen (45.90) and Graeme Moore (46.37) also made finals with second and seventh-place times. Nathan Adrian picked up consolation points with a 15th-place 46.79.

Auburn's Tyler McGill (46.00), North Carolina's Tommy Wyher (46.06), Texas' Hill Taylor (46.08) and Stanford's Eugene Godsoe (46.19) made up the rest of the top seven. Georgia's Mark Dylla and Cincinnati's Josh Schneider tied for the eighth spot with matching 46.38s. Dylla later beat Schneider in the swimoff.

Cal vaulted into the projected point total lead with 237 points, while Texas fell to second with 217 points. Auburn (173), Florida (154), Stanford (149) and Arizona (149) were among the rest of the best.

200 freestyle
Florida and Texas locked down some big points in the 200 free with both teams going three up. Florida also added one more swimmer down.

Florida's Conor Dwyer lowered the pool record with a top time of 1:33.43. That performance wiped out the 1:34.57 set by Michigan's Dan Madwed at Big Tens last month. Overall, the top 12 qualifying times cleared the previous facility record. Brett Fraser (1:33.61), Shaune Fraser (1:33.70) and Jeff Raymond (1:35.03) qualified third, sixth and 16th for the Gators.

Texas' Scott Jostes (1:33.54), Ricky Berens (1:33.66) and Dave Walters (1:33.86) qualified second, fifth and seventh for the Longhorns. Virginia's Scot Robison (1:33.63) and Arizona's Jean Basson (1:33.86) grabbed the final transfer spots into the big finale. USC's Clement Lefert clocked the top consolation qualifying time with a 1:34.11.

Texas moved into the projected point total lead with 262 points, while Cal fell back to second with 242 points. Florida (203), Auburn (173) and Arizona (168) are among the top five.

100 breast
In what is becoming a slugfest between Texas and California, the Golden Bears landed a few more body blows in the 100 breast by going three up, one down. Damir Dugonjic (52.46), Martti Aljand (52.55), Sean Mahoney (52.64) and Nolan Koon (52.89) qualified third, fifth, seventh and ninth.

Arizona's Marcus Titus led prelims with a 52.30, while Stanford's Curtis Lovelace (52.43), Auburn's Adam Klein (52.54), Texas' Scott Spann (52.63) and Stanford's John Criste (52.82) made up the rest of the championship field.

Cal returned fire in the team race, catapulting into the lead with a projected 291 points. Texas (276), Florida (203), Auburn (197), Stanford (183), Arizona (183) and Michigan (137) are the other teams to have cleared 100 projected points.

100 back
California kept piling on with a two up finish, while Texas went one up, one down. Heading into diving, Cal went eight up, six down, while Texas went seven up, three down this morning. Cal's Mathias Gydesen (46.22) and Guy Barnea (46.31) qualified third and fourth.

Stanford's Eugene Godsoe led the way with a 45.82, while Arizona's Jake Tapp qualified second in 46.13. Arizona's Bryan O'Connor (46.31), Florida's Omar Pinzon (46.40), Texas' Hill Taylor (46.41) and Florida's Marco Loughran (46.54) earned the last big final spots. Auburn's Jared White led consolation qualifiers with a ninth-place 46.55.

Cal's preliminary effort put the Golden Bears in a projected lead with 320 points. Texas will be looking for some help from diving with a second-place tally of 296 points. Florida (233), Arizona (217), Auburn (211), Stanford (198) and Michigan (137) remained the only teams projected to clear 100 points by the end of the night.

Three meter diving
Duke's Nick McCrory topped qualifying in the diving portion of prelims with a tally of 467.10 points. Florida State's Terry Horner (451.75) and Purdue's David Boudia (439.85) made up the top three.

Texas A&M's Grant Nel (435.15), Alabama's Aaron Fleshner (434.35), BYU's Brandon Watson (431.15), Arizona's Benjamin Grado (422.30) and Auburn's Kelly Marx (417.00) also made the championship finale.

With all prelims account for, but no projected points assigned for the 800 free relay, Cal looks to have a projected point tally of 320 points. Texas stands second in the projections with 300, while Florida is third with 233 points. Arizona (232), Auburn (226), Stanford (198) and Michigan (137) make up the rest of the teams to clear 100 points.

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March 27, 2010 It will be a great battle between Cal and Texas.

I noticed that there were so many false starts for Stanford swimmers in 200 free. What happened? It was very unusual. Perhaps they were affected by the sickness.
Submitted by: BlueOcean
March 27, 2010 I noticed that and was wondering the same thing, Blueocean. They also had Bollier/Thompson DQ'd for FS in the 500/2IM yesterday, I think. I still haven't heard who was sick, but Bollier's been so off on his swims that I'm guessing he's gotta be one of them. I think he may be in the 2Fly tomorrow so hopefully can redeem himself. By the way, is there a difference between false start and "declared false start"?
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2010MNCAADI  Gideon Louw waits on the blocks as Auburn places first in the prelims of 200 medley relay at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Photo By: Peter H. Bick

2010MNCAADI  Marcus Titus places first in the prelims of 100 breaststroke at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
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2010MNCAADI  Thomas Shields places first in the prelims of 100 butterfly at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
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2010MNCAADI  Eugene Godsoe places first in the prelims of 100 backstroke at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
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2010MNCAADI  Tyler Clary places first in the prelims of 400 IM at the 2010 Men's NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Photo By: Peter H. Bick

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