The 400 free relay belonged to California from start to finish, with the team of Matthew Macedo, Anthony Ervin, Bart Kizierowski and Lars Merseburg winning in a U.S. Open record of 3:11.25.
The Texas team of Nate Dusing, Jamie Rauch, Matt Ulrickson and Bryan Jones was second in 3:12.56, pulling ahead of Arizona half way through thanks to 100 back champion Ulrickson’s leg. Arizona’s team of Roland Schoeman, Coley Stickels, Jay Schryver and Ryk Neethling was third in 3:13.18. Stanford’s team of Anthony Robinson, Adam Messner, Glenn Counts and John Waters was fourth in 3:14.08. Messner was just coming off a win in the 200 fly.
The Auburn team of Matthew Busbee, Greg Busse, Oswaldo Quevedo and Aaron Ciarla was fifth in 3:15.31, and Minnesota’s team of Ricardo Dornelas, Alex Massura, Max von Bodungen and Allen Ong was sixth in 3:15.93.
Southern Cal’s team of Phil Demers, Jeff Lee, Bret Awbrey and Gabe Woodward was seventh in 3:16.81, and Hawaii’s team of David Jenkins, Luis Rojas, Nick Folker and Ramie Darling was eighth in 3:17.34.