BERKELEY, Calif. January 20. THE second-ranked California men's swimming & diving team won 13 out of 16 events to rout visiting Arizona State, 159-78, on a sunny Friday afternoon at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Six Golden Bears seniors, competing in their second-to-last home meet of their careers, won events, with Henrique Barbosa and Evan Lane winning two events each. Cal freshmen also stood out, as first-year diver Sam Helvie upset defending NCAA champion Joona Puhakka on the one-meter springboard and first-year swimmer David Russell won two events. Cal improved its record to 4-0 (1-0 Pac-10), while ASU fell to 3-4 (0-2).
For ASU, sophomore Lucas Azevedo (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) touched the wall in 9:09.59 in the 1,000-yard freestyle to move up to sixth place on ASU's top times list in school history. Azevedo also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle for the Sun Devils. Sophomore C.J. Nuess (Medical Lake, Wash.) finished in second place in the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard IM for ASU. Also recording second-place finishes for the Sun Devils were senior David Kolozar (Budapest, Hungary) and junior Leo Martins (Garanhuns-PE, Brazil) in the 200-yard butterfly and the 200-yard breaststroke respectively. Senior diver Brant Bingham (Mesa, Ariz) recorded a personal-best 369.52 to win the three-meter diving event. It marks the first time this season senior Joona Puhakka (Helsinki, Finland) has not won the one-meter and three-meter diving events at a dual meet.