Men’s NCAA Div I. Championships, Finals: Auburn Wins the 200 Free Relay in a Wild Race

By Phillip Whitten

ATLANTA, Ga., March 23. STANFORD qualified first but the Cardinal was never really in contention this evening as Cal, the defending champion, Arizona, the second-fastest qualifier, and Auburn kept trading the lead.

Arizona’s Simon Burnett led off in 19.43 to give the Wildcats the lead, but Auburn’s Matt Targett moved the Tigers into the lead at the halfway point with his 18.67 split. Arizona regained the lead by .05 sec. at the 150, as Albert Subirats split 19.02.

At the wall, it was Auburn’s George Bovell who got to the wall first, splitting 18.72 to touch in 1:16.15. Arizona was second in 1:16.54, followed by Cal in 1:16.72. Stanford was fourth in 1:17.32.

UNLV won the consolation final in 1:19.47

There were six sub-19 second splits with Targett and Stanford’s Benjamin Wildman-Tobriner both splitting 18.67.

NCAA Division I Champ. Meet 3/23/2006 – 19:02PM
NCAA Men's D1 Championships – 3/23/2006 to 3/25/2006

Event 1 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
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NCAA: N 1:15.78 2005 California, California
American: A 1:16.49 2002 Stanford, Stanford
US Open: O 1:15.78 2005 California, California
GTAC Pool: P 1:16.76 3/23/2006 STANFORD, STANFORD
J DUNFORD, B WILDMAN-TOBRINER, K RANSOM, M CROWE
School Prelims Finals Points
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=== Championship ===

1 Auburn 1:17.52 1:16.15A
1) Cielo, Cesar FR 2) Targett, Matt SO
3) Lundquist, Bryan JR 4) Bovell, George SR
19.51 38.18 (18.67)
57.43 (19.25) 1:16.15 (18.72)
2 Arizona 1:17.01 1:16.54P
1) Burnett, Simon SR 2) Ferns, Lyndon SR
3) Subirats, Albert SO 4) Ritter, Adam SO
19.43 38.36 (18.93)
57.38 (19.02) 1:16.54 (19.16)
3 Cal. Berkeley 1:18.39 1:16.72P
1) Cavic, Milorad SR 2) Tilly, Jonas JR
3) Copeland, William SO 4) Godec, Jernej SO
19.47 38.72 (19.25)
57.91 (19.19) 1:16.72 (18.81)
4 Stanford 1:16.76 1:17.32
1) Dunford, Jason FR 2) Wildman-Tobriner, BE JR
3) Ransom, Kyle JR 4) Crowe, Matt JR
19.74 38.41 (18.67)
57.86 (19.45) 1:17.32 (19.46)
5 Texas 1:17.50 1:17.90
1) Weber-Gale, Garrett JR 2) O'Halloran, Tyler JR
3) Harris, Jeremy SO 4) Lowe, Matthew SO
19.53 39.19 (19.66)
58.57 (19.38) 1:17.90 (19.33)
6 Minnesota 1:18.59 1:18.81
1) Volcansek, Ales JR 2) Osten, Neil SR
3) Schmidt, Tyler SO 4) Cerensek, Igor JR
19.87 39.58 (19.71)
59.50 (19.92) 1:18.81 (19.31)
7 Northwestern 1:18.45 1:19.01
1) Bubolz, Kyle SO 2) Grevers, Matt JR
3) Alexandrov, Mike JR 4) Dexter, Ben SR
20.20 38.93 (18.73)
58.86 (19.93) 1:19.01 (20.15)
8 Alabama 1:18.95 1:19.68
1) Tsagkarakis, Apostol JR 2) Erasmus, Darren SR
3) Jones, Mike SO 4) Bitsakis, Spiros SR
19.61 39.59 (19.98)
1:00.27 (20.68) 1:19.68 (19.41)

=== Consolation ===

9 Nevada – L.V. 1:19.14 1:19.47
1) Hortness, Richard SO 2) Nelms, Brandon JR
3) Bartoch, Joe SR 4) Byers, John JR
20.45 39.74 (19.29)
59.55 (19.81) 1:19.47 (19.92)
10 Florida 1:19.53 1:19.50
1) Borreca, Nicholas SR 2) Penniman, Daniel SO
3) Ally, Bradley FR 4) Salatta, Lucas FR
20.11 39.89 (19.78)
59.91 (20.02) 1:19.50 (19.59)
11 Tennessee 1:19.65 1:19.79
1) Murphy, Barry FR 2) Alesi, Octavio SO
3) Boswell, Brad JR 4) Gustafson, Tyler SR
20.27 40.19 (19.92)
1:00.11 (19.92) 1:19.79 (19.68)
12 Kentucky 1:19.08 1:19.89
1) Farnham, Daniel SR 2) Manley, Steven SR
3) Grobbelaar, Warren FR 4) Malul, Mickey FR
19.98 39.45 (19.47)
59.86 (20.41) 1:19.89 (20.03)
13 West Virginia 1:19.47 1:19.98
1) Hagedorn, Chris SR 2) Langenfeld, Andrew FR
3) Delic, Nick SO 4) Williams, Kyle JR
20.10 39.63 (19.53)
59.44 (19.81) 1:19.98 (20.54)
14 Southern Method. 1:19.61 1:20.06
1) Vrtovec, Luka FR 2) Stephenson, Justin SR
3) Nylin, Per SR 4) Garmendia, Emilio SR
20.20 40.50 (20.30)
59.78 (19.28) 1:20.06 (20.28)
15 Florida State 1:19.65 1:20.08
1) Kennon, Alex JR 2) Denton, ED SO
3) Botha, Jarryd SO 4) Roycik, Joel SR
20.43 40.52 (20.09)
1:00.51 (19.99) 1:20.08 (19.57)
16 Southern Cal. 1:19.47 1:20.30
1) Masson, Sam JR 2) Sussex, Sean JR
3) Flaskay, Mihaly JR 4) Elser, Bryce SO
20.28 40.06 (19.78)
1:00.14 (20.08) 1:20.30 (20.16)

=== Preliminaries ===

17 Michigan 1:20.09
18 Georgia 1:21.07
19 Purdue 1:22.73
— Texas A&M DQ
— Indiana DFS
— N. Carolina St. DFS

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