NCAA Div. I Men: Cal Smacks Pacific, 163-91

BERKELEY, CA. Oct. 5. COACH Nort Thornton's Cal Golden Bears men's swimming team — among the contenders for national honors at next spring's
NCAA Championships in Austin the final weekend of March — opened their 2002-03 season with a 163-91 win over Pacific in a dual meet at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

The Bears (1-0) captured every event, with freshmen Mike Cavic, Ryan Lean and Jens Thiele victorious in two events each.

Cavic, Swimming World's male high school swimmer ofthe year last season, won the 50 yard freestyle in a very fast early-season 20.53 and the 100 yard butterfly (49.68). Lean notched wins in the 1000 free (9:20.16) and 500 (4:32.91). Thiele — a 6-1, 170-pound freshman import from Hamburg, Germany
—won the 100 yard backstroke (pr and nation-leading 48.75) and 100 free (45.48).

Other Cal winners included seniors Joe Bruckart in the 200 free (1:40.37) and Quentin Byma in the 100 breaststroke (56.05), juniors Jeff Natalizio in
the 200 back (1:50.90) and Keith Vogelgesang in the 200 fly (1:52.17), and sophomores Caleb Rowe in the 200 breast (2:03.41) and John Dorr in the 400
individual medley (3:59.85).

The Bears also won both the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.13) and 200-yard freestyle relay (1:22.83).

Cal will meet Pacific again Oct. 25-26 as the team travels to Stockton to compete in the Pacific Invitational.

MIA were defending NCAA 100 free champ (and American/ NCAA record-holder in the 50-100 frees, senior Anthony Ervin) and junior bacstroker-flyer Alex Lim, who is returning from this week's Asian Games in Korea.

With those two in their lineup Cal will be a formidable contender and among the favorites to win NCAAs.

However, if treble-defending national champ Texas is to be thwarted from its quest for a "four-peat" next March at home it'll take a superlative effort by whatever team does the deed.

The Longhorns under veteran head coach Eddie Reese are the only team since USC (1974-'77) to four-peat, having done so from '88 through '91. Stanford has three-peated a couple of times in the '80s and '90s but has yet to get that elusive fourth-straight championship.

– Bill Bell

MEN'S NCAA DIVISION 1 DUAL MEET
CAL VS. UOP
SPIEKER AQUATIC COMPLEX
BERKELEY, CA., Oct. 5

25 Yd. Pool

FINAL SCORE

CAL 163
UOP 91

FINAL RESULTS
Top 6 Times

200-yard Medley Relay
1. California 1:34.13
(Thiele, Natalizio, Hubbard, Lyon)
2. California 1:35.31
(Vogeland, Byma, Bruckart, Schmelzer)
3. California 1:35.33
(Cavic, Dorr, Lane, Lean)
4. California 1:35.89
(Gibson, Rowe, Delamare, Chase)
5. Pacific 1:35.90
(Russell, Wronski, Mills, Martinez)
6. Pacific 1:39.23
(Raimondi, Chiaro, Richardson, Ender)

1000-yard Freestyle
1. Ryan Lean, Cal 9:20.16
2. Dorr, Cal 9:39.11
3. Whitfield, Pacific 9:51.86
4. Lamar, Pacific 9:55.62
5. Herlihy, Pacific 10:00.12
6. Schmelzer, Cal 10:01.63

200-yard Freestyle
1. Joe Bruckart, Cal 1:40.37
2. Whitfield, Pacific 1:40.78
3. Lane, Cal 1:42.27
4. Russell, Pacific 1:45.64

100-yard Backstroke
1. Jens Thiele, Cal 48.75
2. Cavic, Cal 50.84
3. Gibson, Cal 51.13
4. Radcliff, Pacific 53.58
5. Raimondi, Pacific 54.64

100-yard Breaststroke
1. Quentin Byma, Cal 56.05
2. Rowe, Cal 56.13
3. Wronski, Pacific 57.41
4. Natalizio, Cal 58.01
5. Dunn, Pacific 1:02.74
6. Chiaro, Pacific 1:03.08
7. Selde, Pacific 1:03.57

200-yard Butterfly
1. Keith Vogelgesang, Cal 1:52.17
2. Mills, Pacific 1:52.89
3. Delamare, Cal 1:53.07
4. Richardson, Pacific 2:02.47

50-yard Freestyle
1. Mike Cavic, Cal 20.53
2. Martinez, Pacific 21.14
3. Lane, Cal 21.22
4. Hubbard, Cal 21.36
5. Lyon, Cal 22.09
6. Ender, Pacific 22.23

100-yard Freestyle
1. Jens Thiele, Cal 45.48
2. Smart, Pacific 46.65
3. Martinez, Pacific 48.63
4. Ender, Pacific 49.44
Ex. Lane, Cal 46.85
Ex. Lyon, Cal 47.89

200-yard Backstroke
1. Jeff Natalizio, Cal 1:50.90
2. Russell, Pacific 1:54.63
3. Radcliff, Pacific 1:59.24
4. Raimondi, Pacific 1:59.32
Ex. Gibson, Cal 1:52.15
Ex. Vogelgesang, Cal 1:56.88

200-yard Breaststroke
1. Caleb Rowe, Cal 2:03.41
2. Wronski, Pacific 2;04.53
3. Chiaro, Pacific 2:17.17
4. Dunn, Pacific 2:17.71
5. Selde, Pacific 2:20.11
Ex. Dorr, Cal 2;05.50
Ex. Byma, Cal 2:11.32

500-yard Freestyle
1. Ryan Lean, Cal 4:32.91
2. Smart, Pacific 4:42.37
3. Russell, Pacific 4:45.82
4. Herlihy, Pacific 4:51.39
5. Lamar, Pacific 4:53.30
Ex. Schmelzer, Cal 4:48.11
Ex. Bruckart, Cal 4:48.31

100-yard Butterfly
1. Mike Cavic, Cal 49.68
2. Wronski, Pacific 52.42
3. Richardson, Pacific 52.71
4. Radcliff, Pacific 53.74
Ex. Byma, Cal 51.55

400-yard Individual Medley
1. John Dorr, Cal 3:59.85
2. Mills, Pacific 4:12.49
3. Whitfield, Pacific 4:22.34
4. Dunn, Pacific 4:29.17
Ex. Vogelgesang, Cal 4:08.54
Ex. Delamare, Cal 4:10.82

200-yard Freestyle Relay
1. California 1:22.83
(Bruckart, Cavic, Lane, Thiele)
2. Pacific 1:27.59
3. Pacific 1:33.06
Ex. California 1:27.56
(Lyon, Hubbard, Lean, Rowe)
Ex. California 1:28.32
(Chase, Byma, Gibson, Natalizio)

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