Coughlin, Cavic Set Meet Records at Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine

IRVINE, Calif., May 25. CAL'S Natalie Coughlin and NOVA's Michael Cavic made their 2002 outdoor debuts a smashing one as they each set meet records on Day 2 of the Speedo Grand Challenge.

Coughlin, NCAA woman Swimmer of the Year for her three victories and four American/NCAA records at the Div. I Championships in Austin a couple of months ago, doubled with wins in the 200 meter free (2:02.03) and a meet record in the 100 back (1:01.78), the latter breaking her own standard of 1:01.79 from last year.

Cavic, a senior from Tustin High who's headed for Cal this fall where he'll team with double World Champion Anthony Ervin (50-100 frees), set a meet record in the 100 fly with his winning 54.40.

Cavic's pr and Yugoslavian national record is 53.20 from last spring's U.S. Nationals in Minneapolis. He will be swimming at the European Championships in Berlin in just about two months and hopes to show Germany's Thomas Rupprath — who set a European record in the 100 fly with his 51.88 at the German Trials a couple of days ago — that "there's a new kid on the block."

Cavic will likely swim four individual races at Berlin, both sprint freestyles and the 50-100 flys.

During the CIF high school championships earlier this month at Belmont Plaza, he set national high-school records in the 100 fly (47.13), 50 free (19.69 leading off Tustin's 200 free relay) and also did a nation-leading 44.03 for the 100 free.

The other record-setter tonight was former Auburn All-America (and Southeastern Conference champ) Dave Denniston, who won the 50 breast in 29.90 to break the old mark of 29.98 by Las Vegas Gold's Bobby Middleton.

Cavic's NOVA teammate, 200 back world-record holder and World Champion Aaron Peirsol, won his specialty Friday night in 2:00.98 and splashed to the 100 back title tonight(56.21). His pr is a world-leading 54.43 from Minneapolis.

The meet's concludes today.

– Bill Bell

2002 SPEEDO GRAND CHALLENGE
HERITAGE PARK AQUATICS COMPLEX
IRVINE, CA., May 25

50 M Pool

Results

EVENT: 13 WOMEN'S 50 METERS BREASTSTROKE

MEET RECORD :32.51 TARA KIRK UN STANFORD 5/01
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:23.13

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) SIEPER, ERIN 17 STOP CA :33.69 :33.08
2) STITTS, STACIANA 20 CAL PC :34.07 :33.50
3) SIEPER, KRISTINA 16 STOP CA :34.90 :34.71
4) KILKUTS, COURTNEY 14 AZOT CA :34.62 :34.87
5) BERNAL, NORMA 17 MEXICO :36.42 :34.96
6) ELLIS, ALEXANDRA 13 BLUE FINS SI :35.06 :35.35
6) KRUSZEWSKI, KARISSA 12 AZOT CA :35.52 :35.35
8) WONG, PAMELA 18 UNAT CA :35.70 :35.71

EVENT: 14 MEN'S 50 METERS BREASTSTROKE

MEET RECORD :29.98 BOBBY MIDDLETON TRA 5/01
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:16.79

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) DENNISTON, DAVID 23 UNAT CA :30.16 :29.90
2) GONZALEZ, MARCO 24 MEXICO :30.72 :30.63
3) CALDWELL, RICHARD 17 FAST CA :31.57 :31.38
4) CAVALLERO, MARC 22 UNAT-UCSB CA :30.86 :31.60
5) BIRACH, MARKO 18 PIRANHA CA :31.84 :31.75
6) PUKSTA, NATE 17 NOVA CA :31.99 :31.84
7) WARE, ADAM 22 NOVA CA :32.27 :31.96
8) ZECH, NICK 14 PACIFIC SWIM SI :32.07 :32.09

EVENT: 11 WOMEN'S 200 METERS FREESTYLE

MEET RECORD 2:00.70 JENNY THOMPSON STANFORD 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 2:14.83

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) COUGHLIN, NATALIE 19 CAL PC 2:04.46 2:02.03
1:00.51 2:02.03
2) BENKO, LINDSAY 25 TROJAN CA 2:07.50 2:02.13
:59.99 2:02.13
3) ROSE, GABRIELLE 24 NOVA CA 2:05.10 2:02.94
:59.41 2:02.94
4) ERRECART, ROBIN 20 TIGER PC 2:05.93 2:05.16
1:01.20 2:05.16

EVENT: 12 MEN'S 200 METERS FREESTYLE

MEET RECORD 1:51.15 BELA SZABADOS TROJAN 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 2:08.29

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) TUCKER, SCOTT 27 NOVA CA 1:55.08 1:51.92
:54.82 1:51.92
2) CASTRO, RODRIGO 23 TROJAN CA 1:54.95 1:52.64
:55.74 1:52.64
3) PEIRSOL, AARON 18 NOVA CA 1:55.46 1:54.37
:55.95 1:54.37
4) CARVIN, CHAD 28 MISSION CA 1:54.76 1:55.05
:56.45 1:55.05

EVENT: 15 WOMEN'S 100 METERS BACKSTROKE

MEET RECORD 1:02.79 NATALIE COUGHLIN TERA 5/01
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:12.01

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) COUGHLIN, NATALIE 19 CAL PC 1:04.25 1:01.78
2) MAC MANUS, DIANA 16 NOVA CA 1:03.90 1:03.72
3) VOLCAN, ERIN 18 NOVA CA 1:05.63 1:05.13
4) FARGUS, JOANNA 20 TROJAN CA 1:05.50 1:05.38

EVENT: 16 MEN'S 100 METERS BACKSTROKE

MEET RECORD :55.22 L. KRAYZELBURG TROJAN 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:07.99

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) PEIRSOL, AARON 18 NOVA CA :57.51 :56.21
2) LIM, ALEX 21 PHOENIX AZ :57.78 :57.48
3) HUSSEIN, AHMED 18 FAST CA :57.70 :57.82
4) RODELA, JUAN 22 MEXICO :58.97 :59.22

EVENT: 17 WOMEN'S 400 METERS INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

MEET RECORD 4:47.51 K. QUANCE-JULIAN TROJAN 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 5:21.41

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) CAVERLY, KRISTEN 17 NELLIE GAIL CA 4:55.03 4:49.19
1:07.87 2:21.44 3:42.30 4:49.19
2) PEIRSOL, HAYLEY 16 NOVA CA 4:57.93 4:52.92
1:08.66 2:22.21 3:47.62 4:52.92
3) BINDER, ADRIENNE 17 SANTA BARBARA CA 4:57.82 4:53.33
1:08.32 2:23.63 3:48.06 4:53.33
4) MACKEY, NICOLE 17 UNAT CA 4:59.55 5:02.73
1:09.31 2:26.14 3:52.55 5:02.73

EVENT: 18 MEN'S 400 METERS INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

MEET RECORD 4:25.89 ERIK VENDT OCEAN STATE 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 5:09.39

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) KEREKJARTO, TAMAS 22 TROJAN CA 4:37.79 4:29.10
1:00.43 2:09.90 3:27.45 4:29.10
2) VAYO, LOUIS 16 FAST CA 4:38.97 4:34.76
1:04.21 2:12.69 3:33.85 4:34.76
3) CARVIN, CHAD 28 MISSION CA 4:37.67 4:34.90
1:02.53 2:13.27 3:36.11 4:34.90
SUNG, MO CHO 17 KOREA 4:39.33 DISQUAL
1:01.27 2:13.78 3:38.39 DISQUAL

EVENT: 19 WOMEN'S 100 METERS BUTTERFLY

MEET RECORD :58.97 JENNY THOMPSON STANFORD 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:10.21

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) GOODWIN, BETHANY 22 UNAT CA 1:02.49 1:01.31
2) ROSE, GABRIELLE 24 NOVA CA 1:02.49 1:01.48
3) ERRECART, ROBIN 20 TIGER PC 1:02.92 1:03.50
4) KONG, FLORA 17 NOVA CA 1:03.74 1:03.98

EVENT: 20 MEN'S 100 METERS BUTTERFLY

MEET RECORD :55.23 KEVIN NORTHUP TROJAN 6/00
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET 1:05.79

FINAL RESULTS
PLACE NAME YEAR TEAM TRIALS FINALS

CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

1) CAVIC, MICHAEL 17 NOVA CA :56.94 :54.40
2) ILIKA, JOSH 25 MEXICO :56.90 :55.58
3) CARTER, PAUL 44 TROJAN CA :56.94 :56.73
4) URIBE, CESAR 22 MEXICO :57.07 :57.28

EVENT: 35 WOMEN'S 50 METERS BREASTSTROKE

MEET RECORD :32.51 TARA KIRK UN STANFORD 5/01
FINAL RESULTS TIMED FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TIME

1) STITTS, STACIANA 20 CAL PC :33.11
2) SIEPER, ERIN 17 STOP CA :33.15
3) BRYARLY, MEREDITH 23 NOVA CA :34.25
4) REESE, BOBBIE 17 BOULDER CITY CA :34.75
SIEPER, KRISTINA 16 STOP CA :34.71 EX

EVENT: 36 MEN's 50 METERS BREASTSTROKE

MEET RECORD :29.98 BOBBY MIDDLETON TRA 5/01
FINAL RESULTS TIMED FINALS

RANK NAME YEAR TEAM TIME

1) DENNISTON, DAVID 23 UNAT CA :29.89
2) GONZALEZ, MARCO 24 MEXICO :30.49
2) JACOBO, ALEJANDRO 17 MISSION CA :30.49
4) JACOBO, ALFREDO 20 MEXICO :30.72
SZILAGYI, ATTILA 20 UNAT-UCI CA :31.26 EX

Photo by Michael Collins</p>
<p>Natalie Coughlin prepares for the start.

Photo by Michael Collins</p>
<p>Addrienne Binder of Santa Barbara and Lindsay Benko of Trojan Swim Club. Binder upset Benko in the 400 Free at the 2002 Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine.

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