Auburn Sets NCAA, U.S. Open Record in 400 Free Relay; Officially Captures Fifth Consecutive Men’s Division I NCAA Title

By Jason Marsteller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 17. THE Auburn Tigers finished the night strong with an NCAA and U.S. Open standard. The effort surpassed the 2:47.70 previously set by California in 2005.

The Auburn quartet of Jakob Andkjaer (42.52), Cesar Cielo (40.74), Matt Targett (41.45) and Bryan Lundquist (41.85) won in 2:46.56 for Auburn’s sixth title in the event in NCAA history.

Meanwhile, Arizona’s team of Albert Subirats (42.05), Nick Nilo (41.70), Darian Townsend (41.90) and Adam Ritter (42.21) finished second in 2:47.86, while Northwestern’s foursome of Matt Grevers (42.33), Bruno Barbic (42.85), Eric Nilsson (44.04) and Kyle Bubolz (41.92) took third in 2:51.14.

In what has become a trend this meet, it just wouldn’t be complete without a big DQ as California, which would have placed second in 2:50.62, felt the wrath of the relay touchpad by being disqualified for an early takeoff.

Auburn completed the meet with 566 points for the title, while Stanford took second with 397 points. Arizona (371), Florida (321) and Texas (296) closed out the top five.

Click here to listen to Cielo following the win.

NCAA Division I Champ. Meet 3/17/2007 – 21:19PM

NCAA Men’s D1 Championships – 3/15/2007 to 3/17/2007

Event 21 Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

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NCAA: N 2:47.70 3/26/2005 California, California

D DRAGANJA, M CAVIC, J TILLY, R GIMBUTIS

American: A 2:49.80 3/24/2001 Texas, Texas

N DUSING, I CROCKER, T HANNAN, J RAUCH

US Open: O 2:47.70 3/26/2005 California, California

D DRAGANJA, M CAVIC, J TILLY, R GIMBUTIS

Pool: P 2:47.70 3/26/2005 California, California

Draganja, Cavic, Tilly, Gimbutis

School Prelims Finals Points

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=== A – Final ===

1 AUB 2:52.19 2:46.56N 40

1) Andkjaer, Jakob SO 2) Cielo, Cesar SO r:0.38

3) Targett, Matt JR r:0.23 4) Lundquist, Bryan SR r:0.14

20.49 42.52 (42.52)

1:01.95 (19.43) 1:23.26 (40.74)

1:42.69 (19.43) 2:04.71 (41.45)

2:24.38 (19.67) 2:46.56 (41.85)

2 ARIZ 2:52.72 2:47.86 34

1) Subirats, Albert JR 2) Nilo, Nick SO r:0.37

3) Townsend, Darian JR r:0.38 4) Ritter, Adam SR r:0.27

20.17 42.05 (42.05)

1:01.96 (19.91) 1:23.75 (41.70)

1:43.52 (19.77) 2:05.65 (41.90)

2:25.69 (20.04) 2:47.86 (42.21)

3 NW 2:52.48 2:51.14 32

1) Grevers, Matt SR 2) Barbic, Bruno JR r:0.24

3) Nilsson, Eric SO r:0.16 4) Bubolz, Kyle JR r:0.12

20.09 42.33 (42.33)

1:02.39 (20.06) 1:25.18 (42.85)

1:45.75 (20.57) 2:09.22 (44.04)

2:28.83 (19.61) 2:51.14 (41.92)

4 STAN 2:52.87 2:51.67 30

1) Wildman-Tobriner, Ben SR 2) Dunford, Jason SO r:0.30

3) Grant, Andy SR r:0.21 4) Crowe, Matt SR r:0.22

20.19 42.22 (42.22)

1:02.48 (20.26) 1:25.21 (42.99)

1:45.83 (20.62) 2:08.82 (43.61)

2:28.73 (19.91) 2:51.67 (42.85)

5 TEX 2:52.44 2:52.09 28

1) McGinnis, Matt JR 2) Weber-Gale, Garrett SR r:0.87

3) Berens, Rick FR r:0.37 4) McDermott, Caleb JR r:0.28

20.63 43.14 (43.14)

1:03.23 (20.09) 1:25.94 (42.80)

1:46.31 (20.37) 2:08.68 (42.74)

2:29.01 (20.33) 2:52.09 (43.41)

6 TENN 2:54.50 2:54.41 26

1) Alesi, Octavio JR 2) Murphy, Barry SO r:0.28

3) Boswell, Brad SR r:0.29 4) Morrell, Nolan SO r:0.32

20.80 43.52 (43.52)

1:03.65 (20.13) 1:26.67 (43.15)

1:47.45 (20.78) 2:10.72 (44.05)

2:31.78 (21.06) 2:54.41 (43.69)

7 FLA 2:53.12 2:55.08 24

1) Penniman, Daniel JR 2) Ally, Bradley SO r:0.45

3) Fraser, Shaune FR r:0.52 4) Smith, Jos SO r:0.53

20.77 43.75 (43.75)

1:03.98 (20.23) 1:27.15 (43.40)

1:47.87 (20.72) 2:10.97 (43.82)

2:31.69 (20.72) 2:55.08 (44.11)

— CAL 2:51.28 DQ

1) Adrian, Nathan FR 2) Godec, Jernej JR r:0.06

3) Meichtry, Dominik JR r:-0.08 4) Copeland, William JR r:0.14

=== B – Final ===

9 MINN 2:54.57 2:53.50 18

1) Schmidt, Tyler JR 2) Delac, Mario SR r:0.12

3) Woodson, Michael JR r:0.27 4) Cerensek, Igor SR r:0.28

21.07 43.86 (43.86)

1:04.05 (20.19) 1:27.18 (43.32)

1:47.49 (20.31) 2:11.00 (43.82)

2:31.08 (20.08) 2:53.50 (42.50)

10 MICH 2:55.29 2:54.74 14

1) Savulich, Bobby SO 2) Ryser, Evan SO r:0.23

3) Dauw, Curtis SO r:0.16 4) Vanderkaay, Alex JR r:0.42

20.86 43.81 (43.81)

1:04.40 (20.59) 1:27.53 (43.72)

1:48.20 (20.67) 2:11.10 (43.57)

2:32.00 (20.90) 2:54.74 (43.64)

11 WVU 2:56.49 2:56.91 12

1) Povazsai, Zoltan FR 2) Langenfeld, Andrew SO r:0.09

3) Cisneros, Tony FR r:0.20 4) Delic, Nick JR r:0.14

21.21 44.39 (44.39)

1:05.06 (20.67) 1:28.30 (43.91)

1:49.12 (20.82) 2:13.11 (44.81)

2:33.57 (20.46) 2:56.91 (43.80)

12 OSU 2:56.51 2:57.00 10

1) Doyle, Joseph SR 2) Voelker, Matthew JR r:0.30

3) Sigrist, Matthis SO r:0.34 4) Travesso, Felipe SO r:0.50

20.61 43.70 (43.70)

1:03.93 (20.23) 1:26.97 (43.27)

1:48.56 (21.59) 2:11.93 (44.96)

2:33.13 (21.20) 2:57.00 (45.07)

13 SMU 2:56.95 2:57.11 8

1) Vrtovec, Luka SO 2) Milu, Shane JR r:0.35

3) Hetland, Alex JR r:0.12 4) Fadnes, Thomas FR r:0.30

20.43 43.61 (43.61)

1:04.69 (21.08) 1:28.26 (44.65)

1:48.92 (20.66) 2:12.48 (44.22)

2:33.22 (20.74) 2:57.11 (44.63)

14 WISC 2:55.83 2:57.23 6

1) Desautels, Mike SO 2) Davies, Phil FR r:0.20

3) Sorensen, Kyle SO r:0.21 4) Molzahn, Tom SR r:0.21

21.36 45.02 (45.02)

1:05.80 (20.78) 1:28.86 (43.84)

1:49.56 (20.70) 2:13.20 (44.34)

2:34.10 (20.90) 2:57.23 (44.03)

15 BYU 2:56.36 2:57.50 4

1) Allen, Brett SR 2) Patience, Chris SR r:0.14

3) Azevedo, Jorge SR r:0.03 4) Price, Travis JR r:0.20

20.92 44.38 (44.38)

1:05.40 (21.02) 1:29.41 (45.03)

1:50.01 (20.60) 2:13.01 (43.60)

2:34.11 (21.10) 2:57.50 (44.49)

— USC 2:55.94 DQ

Early take-off swimmer #4

1) Sussex, Sean SR 2) Gosper, Richard JR r:0.31

3) Elser, Bryce JR r:0.22 4) Wilson, Tyler JR r:-0.03

=== Preliminaries ===

17 IND 2:57.16

1) Patrick, TP JR 2) Lenton, Matt FR

3) Hesen, Ben JR 4) Koehler, JK JR

20.89 44.05 (44.05)

1:04.90 (20.85) 1:28.11 (44.06)

1:48.97 (20.86) 2:12.64 (44.53)

2:33.70 (21.06) 2:57.16 (44.52)

18 GA 2:57.65

1) Smutz, Joe SR 2) Bibliowicz, Nathan JR

3) Stovall, Gil JR 4) Redmon, Joe SO

21.01 44.15 (44.15)

1:04.91 (20.76) 1:28.36 (44.21)

1:49.41 (21.05) 2:12.43 (44.07)

2:33.91 (21.48) 2:57.65 (45.22)

19 SCAR 2:57.82

1) Cormier, Kyle JR 2) White, Dan JR

3) Lendjel, Dominique FR 4) Mack, Colby SR

21.75 44.73 (44.73)

1:05.83 (21.10) 1:29.02 (44.29)

1:50.19 (21.17) 2:13.78 (44.76)

2:34.38 (20.60) 2:57.82 (44.04)

20 PSU 2:58.08

1) Reydams, Vince SO 2) Kaiserian, Dan SR

3) Swanepoel, Sean JR 4) Biedermann, Sean JR

21.00 44.95 (44.95)

1:05.59 (20.64) 1:28.74 (43.79)

1:49.39 (20.65) 2:12.82 (44.08)

2:33.81 (20.99) 2:58.08 (45.26)

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 21

1. Auburn 566 2. Stanford 397

3. Arizona 371 4. Florida 321

5. Texas 296 6. Northwestern 221

7. Michigan 207 8. California 176

9. Southern California 145 10. Minnesota 131

11. Tennessee 128 12. Ohio State 105

13. Georgia 98 14. Alabama 91.5

15. Indiana 72 16. Virginia 60.5

17. Florida State 60 18. Southern Methodist 58

19. Texas A&M 45 20. West Virginia 41

20. Hawaii 41 22. Arizona State 36

23. Miami 35 24. Purdue 33

25. California Irvine 32 26. Brigham Young 23

27. North Carolina 16 28. Louisiana State 15

29. Wisconsin 14 30. Yale 13.5

31. Pittsburgh 12 31. South Carolina 12

33. California Santa Barbara 11 34. Harvard 6

35. Oakland 3.5 36. Louisville 3

37. Georgia Tech 2 37. George Mason 2

39. Kentucky 1

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