Men’s NCAA Div I. Championships, Finals: Northwestern’s Matt Grevers Repeats as 100 Backstroke Champion

By Phillip Whitten

ATLANTA, Ga. March 24. LESS than a second separated all eight finalists in this morning’s prelims of the 100 back, and while Northwestern’s Matt Grevers, the defending champion, was a slight favorite, the race was really up for grabs.

Grevers proved to be the class of a classy field, leading all the way but hotly pursued by Auburn’s Doug Van Wie. The Northwestern junior split 22.24, then powered home to win in 45.93. Van Wie was second in 46.22 while Arizona’s Nick Thoman was third in 46.67.

Albert Subirats finished seventh for Arizona to give the Cats their first lead over Auburn, 296.5 to 289.5. Stanford was third in 216.5.

Event 12 Men 100 Yard Backstroke
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NCAA: N 44.60 3/23/2006 Ryan Lochte, Florida
American: A 44.60 3/23/2006 Ryan Lochte, Florida
US Open: O 44.60 3/23/2006 Ryan Lochte, Florida
GTAC Pool: P 44.60 3/23/2006 Ryan Lochte, Florida
Name Year School Prelims Finals Points
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=== Championship ===

1 Grevers, Matt JR Northwestern 46.33 45.93 20
22.24 45.93 (23.69)
2 Van Wie, Doug SR Auburn 46.41 46.22 17
22.41 46.22 (23.81)
3 Thoman, Nick SO Arizona 46.74 46.67 16
22.57 46.67 (24.10)
4 Cromwell, David SR Harvard 46.76 46.80 14.5
22.88 46.80 (23.92)
4 Hesen, Ben SO Indiana 47.00 46.80 14.5
22.63 46.80 (24.17)
6 Sun, Hongzhe JR Stanford 47.23 46.88 13
22.49 46.88 (24.39)
7 Subirats, Albert SO Arizona 46.62 46.89 12
22.53 46.89 (24.36)
8 Plummer, David SO Minnesota 47.28 47.07 11
22.97 47.07 (24.10)

=== Consolation ===

9 Weber-Gale, Garrett JR Texas 47.96 47.33 9
22.90 47.33 (24.43)
10 Salatta, Lucas FR Florida 47.54 47.70 7
23.11 47.70 (24.59)
11 Sacco, Thomas JR Texas 47.83 47.72 6
23.16 47.72 (24.56)
12 Lemyre, Robert JR Ohio State 48.20 47.87 5
23.28 47.87 (24.59)
13 Boswell, Brad JR Tennessee 47.63 47.96 4
22.99 47.96 (24.97)
14 Goodrich, Scott SO Auburn 47.82 48.02 3
22.97 48.02 (25.05)
15 Rohleder, Daniel SO Texas 47.76 48.07 2
23.18 48.07 (24.89)
16 Righi, Alex FR Yale 47.76 48.41 1
23.12 48.41 (25.29)

=== Preliminaries ===

17 Winkler, Thomas SR Hawaii 48.21
18 Masson, Sam JR Southern Cal. 48.37
19 Wolfe, Michael SO Tennessee 48.47
20 Russell, David FR Cal. Berkeley 48.48
21 Bodrogi, Viktor JR Southern Cal. 48.53
22 Caprara, Stefano SR Cornell 48.71
23 Berve, Dan JR Minnesota 49.07
24 Ota, Patrick SR Cal. Santa Barb 49.10
25 Walkotten, Nick FR Indiana 49.22
26 Velleca, Kevin SR N. Carolina St. 49.54
27 Stahl, Bryan SO Virginia 49.92
— Stovall, Gil SO Georgia DFS

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