With Two Events to Go, Texas on Brink of Winning Third Straight NCAA Crown

By Phillip Whitten

ATHENS, Georgia, March 30. THERE are only two events left to be swum at the 2002 Men's NCAA Chmpionships in Athens, Georgia, and Stanford leads Texas in the team scoring by 33 points, 467-434.

But it is Texas that stands on the brink of winning its third straight NCAA men's swimming and diving title. Should that come to pass, Texas coach Eddie Reese will owe a large debt of gratitude to his diving corps, who will have outscored Stanford's divers 100+ – 0.

Here's the situation right now: Stanford leads by 33 with the 10 meter platform diving and 400 free relay left to be contested. Stanford has no divers in a position to score points. Texas already has 4 points, with three additional divers in the big final. If the Longhorn divers finish the worst they possibly can — 6th, 7th an 8th — they will get another 36 points, giving them 40 for the event. If they score the best they can, they'll earn 53, giving them 57.

So, barring a major injury or DQ, Texas will notch between 40 and 57 points, giving the Horns an advantage of between 8 and 25 points with just the relay left to swim.

Barring a DQ, the greatest differential possible in the relay is 18 points — that is, if Stanford wins and Texas comes in eighth — Stanford will gain 18 points.

So in order for it to be mathematically possible for the Cardinal to win, Texas must score 51 or fewer points in the diving.

The Texas divers qualified 1-2-3, so that scenario is unlikely.

Even if it should come to pass, Stanford must still defeat Texas in the relay — by as many as 18 points. However, Texas qualified fifth and Stanford — albeit with a B squad — qualified eighth. So Texas would have to swim poorly and the Cardinal would have to swim out of their minds.

It's thoretically possible, folks, that Stanford could still win. But don't bet on it.

This will be #3 in a row for Eddie Reese's Horns.

Today's highlights (more detailed descriptions to follow in the next story.

USC's Erik Vendt took the 1650 in 14:37.40, followed closely by Hrvard's John Cole.

Stanford's Markus Rogan and Peter Marshall went 1-2 in the 200 back.

Anthony Ervin swam a fabulous 100 free, his 41.62 breaking the American record of 41.80 he shared with Matt Biondi.

Texas' Brendan Hansen broke his own AR in the 200 breast with a brilliant 1:52.88 effort.

Alabama freshman Stefan Ghergel came roaring from behind to win the 200 fly.



FINALS RESULTS 
EVENT:  15      MEN's    1650  Yard    FREESTYLE               

NCAA Record:       14:26.62  CHRIS THOMPSON        MICHIGAN          2001      
AMERICAN Record:   14:26.62  CHRIS THOMPSON        MICHIGAN          2001      
US OPEN Record:    14:26.62  CHRIS THOMPSON        MICHIGAN          2001      
POOL Record:       15:02.92  BEAU WIEBEL           GEORGIA           1197      
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET:           15:20.44

RESULTS of FINALS      

  RANK       NAME            YEAR    TEAM             TIME

    1)   VENDT, ERIK          JR  SOUTHERN CAL.    14:37.48 **              
            :50.52   :53.74   :53.79   :53.60   :53.37   :53.14
            :53.26   :53.09   :53.19   :53.35   :53.62   :53.76
            :53.82   :53.32   :53.03   :52.79   :26.09         
  ** POOL Record:                                                                
    2)   COLE, JOHN           SO  HARVARD          14:39.71                 
            :50.76   :53.93   :53.82   :53.87   :53.72   :53.62
            :53.87   :53.92   :53.93   :53.77   :53.36   :53.31
            :53.05   :53.22   :52.89   :53.22   :25.45         
    3)   MORTIMER, JUSTIN     SO  MINNESOTA        14:50.57                 
            :51.83   :53.36   :54.12   :53.94   :54.07   :53.63
            :54.38   :54.25   :54.40   :54.67   :54.73   :54.63
            :53.83   :54.24   :54.52   :54.37   :25.60         
    4)   MARGALIS, ROBERT     FR  GEORGIA          14:51.92                 
            :51.09   :53.72   :53.91   :53.80   :53.42   :53.41
            :53.41   :53.53   :53.92   :53.92   :54.47   :55.12
            :56.02   :56.76   :55.57   :54.49   :25.36         
    5)   NELIGAN, BRENDAN     FR  MICHIGAN         14:52.11                 
            :50.97   :53.75   :53.93   :53.87   :53.92   :53.96
            :54.23   :54.56   :54.58   :54.95   :54.85   :54.74
            :54.87   :54.43   :54.77   :54.38   :25.35         
    6)   PRICHARD, IAN        SO  VIRGINIA         14:52.60                 
            :51.05   :54.00   :54.04   :54.16   :54.42   :54.58
            :54.37   :54.82   :54.83   :54.86   :54.56   :54.82
            :54.49   :54.45   :54.41   :53.77   :24.97         
    7)   KELLER, KLETE        SO  SOUTHERN CAL.    14:54.83                 
            :50.55   :53.56   :53.88   :53.94   :53.73   :53.82
            :53.74   :53.94   :54.27   :54.74   :55.40   :55.45
            :56.17   :55.89   :55.63   :55.85   :24.27         
    8)   AYALON, SHILO        JR  GEORGIA TECH     14:55.05                 
            :52.82   :55.16   :54.98   :54.48   :54.52   :54.46
            :54.33   :54.49   :54.70   :54.60   :54.38   :54.39
            :54.99   :54.60   :54.48   :52.66   :25.01         
    9)   DRAKE, JUSTIN        JR  MICHIGAN         15:00.53                 
            :52.58   :54.39   :54.70   :54.54   :54.49   :54.86
            :54.35   :54.45   :54.64   :54.78   :55.54   :55.38
            :55.54   :56.04   :55.54   :53.53   :25.18         
   10)   CLEMENTS, KEVIN      SR  AUBURN           15:01.12                 
            :50.91   :53.91   :54.72   :54.94   :55.57   :55.64
            :55.04   :55.04   :54.90   :55.03   :54.93   :54.80
            :55.11   :55.38   :55.07   :54.47   :25.66         
   11)   KETCHUM, DAN         SO  MICHIGAN         15:03.55                 
            :52.54   :56.06   :55.85   :55.78   :55.78   :55.51
            :55.92   :55.46   :55.06   :55.20   :54.84   :55.15
            :54.71   :54.41   :54.22   :52.66   :24.40         
   12)   duRAND, GEORGE       FR  TENNESSEE        15:09.75                 
            :52.71   :55.45   :55.32   :55.33   :55.13   :55.17
            :55.03   :55.10   :55.07   :55.19   :55.18   :55.62
            :55.36   :55.76   :55.86   :55.55   :26.92         
   13)   SORLIEN, MATT        SO  STANFORD         15:12.48                 
            :53.47   :55.84   :56.18   :55.77   :55.61   :55.27
            :55.23   :54.68   :54.94   :54.92   :55.03   :55.45
            :55.98   :55.91   :55.62   :55.56   :27.02         
   14)   DeMARCO, DANIEL      JR  VIRGINIA         15:12.67                 
            :52.52   :54.15   :54.83   :54.96   :55.23   :55.41
            :55.51   :55.69   :56.07   :55.96   :55.93   :56.25
            :56.35   :56.03   :55.84   :55.69   :26.25         
   15)   EVERMAN, JOEL        SR  SOUTHERN CAL.    15:13.85                 
            :53.08   :55.55   :55.52   :55.56   :55.93   :55.71
            :55.88   :55.87   :55.76   :55.83   :55.78   :55.65
            :55.44   :55.74   :55.67   :55.02   :25.86         
   16)   HURD, ANDREW         FR  MICHIGAN         15:14.21                 
            :52.03   :54.65   :54.87   :55.12   :55.22   :55.26
            :55.39   :55.60   :55.58   :55.81   :55.92   :56.07
            :56.28   :56.55   :56.68   :56.12   :27.06         
   17)   JONES, BENJAMIN      FR  AUBURN           15:15.17                 
            :51.97   :55.32   :56.00   :55.59   :55.65   :55.37
            :55.50   :55.64   :55.95   :56.03   :55.87   :56.37
            :56.34   :56.18   :55.84   :54.80   :26.75         
   18)   SCHULTE, MICHAEL     SR  YALE             15:15.66                 
            :52.66   :55.63   :55.44   :55.36   :55.82   :56.20
            :55.23   :55.76   :55.96   :55.74   :56.23   :56.25
            :56.39   :55.64   :55.78   :55.51   :26.06         
   19)   WARKENTIN, MARK      SR  SOUTHERN CAL.    15:16.47                 
            :51.85   :55.33   :55.30   :55.55   :56.07   :56.15
            :56.08   :56.13   :56.37   :56.50   :56.37   :56.29
            :55.88   :55.47   :55.81   :55.47   :25.85         
   20)   GALLOWAY, JAMES      JR  AUBURN           15:16.78                 
            :52.93   :56.02   :56.24   :56.10   :56.12   :55.95
            :55.95   :55.83   :55.96   :55.94   :55.31   :55.43
            :55.48   :55.47   :55.93   :55.50   :26.62         
   21)   KEVORKIAN, ARAM      FR  ARIZONA          15:17.27                 
            :51.91   :55.37   :55.33   :55.52   :55.91   :56.06
            :56.21   :56.02   :56.24   :56.40   :56.56   :56.57
            :56.49   :55.92   :56.06   :55.05   :25.65         
   22)   SICILIANO, TIM       SR  MICHIGAN         15:18.46                 
            :52.89   :55.24   :55.16   :55.41   :55.48   :55.35
            :55.87   :56.18   :56.29   :55.94   :56.10   :56.10
            :56.69   :56.32   :56.29   :55.97   :27.18         
   23)   KIRK, PAUL           FR  PENN STATE       15:21.61                 
            :53.04   :55.97   :56.33   :56.26   :56.58   :56.52
            :56.67   :56.26   :56.31   :56.32   :56.06   :56.28
            :56.08   :55.93   :55.98   :54.99   :26.03         
   24)   PULLIN, JAMES        JR  TEXAS            15:25.90                 
            :54.13   :55.81   :56.10   :55.05   :55.18   :55.52
            :55.91   :55.17   :55.72   :56.55   :56.47   :57.16
            :57.08   :57.79   :57.92   :57.03   :27.31         
   25)   NYLANDER, EVAN       SO  TENNESSEE        15:36.93                 
            :53.24   :56.26   :56.67   :56.81   :56.79   :56.58
            :57.25   :57.19   :57.13   :57.31   :57.93   :57.10
            :57.71   :57.54   :57.33   :56.92   :27.17         
   26)   LIMKEMANN, ERIC      SO  PITTSBURGH       15:47.10                 
            :52.68   :55.79   :55.21   :55.71   :56.03   :56.29
            :57.06   :57.85   :58.00   :58.45   :58.92   :59.23
            :59.54   :59.38   :59.29   :59.02   :28.65         




FINALS RESULTS 
EVENT:  16      MEN's     200  Yard    BACKSTROKE              

NCAA Record:        1:40.06  BRIAN RETTERER        STANFORD          1995      
AMERICAN Record:    1:40.06  BRIAN RETTERER        STANFORD          1995      
US OPEN Record:     1:40.06  BRIAN RETTERER        STANFORD          1995      
POOL Record:        1:44.97  ROBERT BREWER         GEORGIA           1997      
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET:            1:45.65

RESULTS of FINALS      

 RANK    NAME             YEAR   TEAM            PRELIM                 TIME

                               CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL  

  1)  ROGAN, MARKUS        SO STANFORD          1:41.52               1:41.14**
            :23.84   :25.58   :25.99   :25.73 
  ** POOL Record:                                                                
  2)  MARSHALL, PETER      SO STANFORD          1:42.24               1:41.85  
            :23.46   :25.96   :26.54   :25.89 
  3)  HAMPLEMAN, KIRK      SR AUBURN            1:42.49               1:42.57  
            :24.34   :26.10   :25.94   :26.19 
  4)  JANSEN, MICHAEL      SR FLORIDA           1:42.26               1:42.95  
            :24.05   :25.69   :26.02   :27.19 
  5)  KELLAM, CHRIS        SO FLORIDA           1:42.92               1:43.00  
            :24.57   :26.38   :26.57   :25.48 
  6)  HUNT, RAYMOND        SO AUBURN            1:42.45               1:43.34  
            :24.77   :25.91   :26.49   :26.17 
  7)  HARCSAS, CHRISTIAN   JR ARIZONA STATE     1:43.11               1:44.07  
            :24.94   :26.73   :26.66   :25.74 
  8)  LIM, ALEX            SO CALIFORNIA        1:43.02               1:44.27  
            :23.92   :26.08   :26.93   :27.34 

                               CONSOLATION FINAL   

  9)  SOUTHER, KRIS        SR ARIZONA           1:43.37               1:42.70  
            :23.98   :25.47   :26.19   :27.06 
 10)  WAGNER, LUKE         SO VIRGINIA          1:43.40               1:43.70  
            :24.58   :25.93   :26.47   :26.72 
 11)  FALTRACO, JOEY       SO KENTUCKY          1:43.96               1:44.33  
            :24.50   :26.12   :26.67   :27.04 
 12)  SWANSON, ANTHONY        NORTHWESTERN      1:43.59               1:44.46  
            :24.23   :26.03   :27.12   :27.08 
 13)  LINDSAY, MARC        SR GEORGIA           1:43.87               1:44.52  
            :24.60   :26.43   :27.08   :26.41 
 14)  SHEVCHIK, DAN        SR HARVARD           1:44.72               1:44.78  
            :25.22   :26.48   :26.80   :26.28 
 15)  OSBORN, PETER        FR GEORGIA           1:44.81               1:45.87  
            :25.18   :26.84   :27.15   :26.70 
 16)  KARR, JONATHON       SR AUBURN            1:44.86               1:46.06  
            :24.72   :26.73   :27.06   :27.55 




FINALS RESULTS 
EVENT:  17      MEN's     100  Yard    FREESTYLE               

NCAA Record:         :41.80  ERVIN / BIONDI        CALIFORNIA        01 / 87   
AMERICAN Record:     :41.80  ERVIN / BIONDI        CALIFORNIA        01 / 87   
US OPEN Record:      :41.80  ERVIN / BIONDI        CALIFORNIA        01 / 87   
POOL Record:         :43.20  BROCK NEWMAN          AUBURN            1997      
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET:             :44.07

RESULTS of FINALS      

 RANK    NAME             YEAR   TEAM            PRELIM                 TIME

                               CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL  

  1)  ERVIN, ANTHONY       JR CALIFORNIA         :42.33                :41.62**
            :19.76   :21.86 
  ** NCAA Record:       AMERICAN Record:   US OPEN Record:    POOL Record:       
  2)  DRAGANJA, DUJE       FR CALIFORNIA         :42.48                :42.22  
            :19.99   :22.23 
  3)  SCHOEMAN, ROLAND     SR ARIZONA            :42.61                :42.80  
            :20.03   :22.77 
  4)  BAL, RANDALL         JR STANFORD           :43.47                :42.96  
            :20.60   :22.36 
  5)  LaFLEUR, ERIC        SO ARIZONA            :43.22                :43.51  
            :21.12   :22.39 
  6)  ANDERSON, LUKE       SO VIRGINIA           :43.39                :43.52  
            :20.86   :22.66 
  7)  MACEDO, MATTHEW      SR CALIFORNIA         :43.40                :43.69  
            :20.99   :22.70 
  8)  ODENDAAL, HENDRIK    SR FLORIDA            :43.35                :43.73  
            :21.05   :22.68 

                               CONSOLATION FINAL   

  9)  CROCKER, IAN         SO TEXAS              :43.64                :43.01  
            :20.75   :22.26 
 10)  JAYME, CARLOS        SO FLORIDA            :43.50                :43.28  
            :20.61   :22.67 
 11)  KEMP, CHRIS          JR TEXAS              :43.49                :43.47  
            :20.94   :22.53 
 12)  SCHNELL, ANDREW      SO STANFORD           :43.48                :43.63  
            :21.05   :22.58 
 13)  WOCHOMURKA, RYAN     FR AUBURN             :43.48                :43.78  
            :20.94   :22.84 
 14)  SILKAITIS, TERRY     FR MINNESOTA          :43.57                :43.80  
            :21.31   :22.49 
 15)  CASTRO, RODRIGO      SR SOUTHERN CAL.      :43.49                :43.90  
            :21.34   :22.56 
 16)  KIDD, MATTHEW        FR AUBURN             :43.53                :44.47  
            :21.28   :23.19 




FINALS RESULTS 
EVENT:  18      MEN's     200  Yard    BREASTSTROKE            

NCAA Record:        1:53.11  BRENDAN HANSEN        TEXAS             2001      
AMERICAN Record:    1:53.11  BRENDAN HANSEN        TEXAS             2001      
US OPEN Record:     1:53.11  BRENDAN HANSEN        TEXAS             2001      
POOL Record:        1:55.42  JEREMY LINN           TENNESSEE         1997      
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET:            1:59.49

RESULTS of FINALS      

 RANK    NAME             YEAR   TEAM            PRELIM                 TIME

                               CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL  

  1)  HANSEN, BRENDAN      SO TEXAS             1:54.18               1:52.88**
            :25.27   :28.57   :29.22   :29.82 
  ** NCAA Record:       AMERICAN Record:   US OPEN Record:    POOL Record:       
  2)  BRUCE, MICHAEL       SO STANFORD          1:56.60               1:54.81  
            :25.92   :29.21   :29.59   :30.09 
  3)  SALYARDS, KYLE       SO GEORGIA           1:56.05               1:55.67  
            :25.96   :29.35   :29.90   :30.46 
  4)  MARSHALL, GARY       SO VIRGINIA          1:55.93               1:56.33  
            :26.26   :29.10   :30.06   :30.91 
  4)  HACKLER, JEFF        JR MINNESOTA         1:56.29               1:56.33  
            :26.36   :29.55   :29.98   :30.44 
  6)  BREE, ANDREW         SO TENNESSEE         1:56.93               1:56.56  
            :26.48   :29.67   :30.10   :30.31 
  7)  HOPWOOD, JEFF        JR MICHIGAN          1:57.29               1:56.59  
            :26.45   :29.65   :30.19   :30.30 
  8)  GANGLOFF, MARK       SO AUBURN            1:57.05               1:57.16  
            :26.40   :29.17   :30.52   :31.07 

                               CONSOLATION FINAL   

  9)  EKHOFF, LUKE         SO WASHINGTON        1:58.18               1:56.13  
            :26.78   :29.62   :29.43   :30.30 
 10)  QUINN, SEAN          JR NORTH CAROLINA    1:57.40               1:57.02  
            :27.17   :29.65   :29.91   :30.29 
 11)  BLOCH, CHEYNE        SO HAWAII            1:57.69               1:57.35  
            :26.49   :30.39   :30.04   :30.43 
 12)  FLORES, BAYANI       SR CALIFORNIA        1:57.39               1:58.24  
            :26.77   :30.29   :30.30   :30.88 
 13)  CALHOUN, PATRICK     JR AUBURN            1:58.79               1:58.51  
            :26.33   :30.02   :30.69   :31.47 
 14)  BINKLEY, ROSS        JR TEXAS             1:58.86               1:59.01  
            :27.17   :30.69   :30.57   :30.58 
 15)  FORREST, CHRIS       SR MINNESOTA         1:58.59               1:59.40  
            :27.45   :30.51   :30.46   :30.98 
      CARON, JUSTIN        JR AUBURN            1:58.08               DISQUAL  
            :27.56   :30.32   :30.40  DISQUAL 




FINALS RESULTS 
EVENT:  19      MEN's     200  Yard    BUTTERFLY               

NCAA Record:        1:41.78  MELVIN STEWART        TENNESSEE         1991      
AMERICAN Record:    1:41.78  MELVIN STEWART        TENNESSEE         1991      
US OPEN Record:     1:41.78  MELVIN STEWART        TENNESSEE         1991      
POOL Record:        1:44.74  HEATH EDWARDS         GEORGIA           1997      
QUALIFYING FOR THIS MEET:            1:46.52

RESULTS of FINALS      

 RANK    NAME             YEAR   TEAM            PRELIM                 TIME

                               CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL  

  1)  GHERGHEL, IOAN       FR ALABAMA           1:44.35               1:42.68**
            :23.67   :26.60   :26.22   :26.19 
  ** POOL Record:                                                                
  2)  LEE, JEFF            JR SOUTHERN CAL.     1:44.34               1:42.94  
            :23.33   :26.07   :26.94   :26.60 
  3)  KENDRICK, RAINER     FR TEXAS             1:44.11               1:43.56  
            :22.59   :25.82   :26.75   :28.40 
  4)  McDONALD, MATT       FR STANFORD          1:44.00               1:44.04  
            :23.16   :26.13   :26.74   :28.01 
  5)  MAHANEY, ANDREW      SO GEORGIA           1:44.32               1:44.17  
            :23.78   :26.76   :26.71   :26.92 
  6)  SHERRARD, DUNCAN     SR FLORIDA           1:44.62               1:44.32  
            :23.83   :26.31   :26.55   :27.63 
  7)  DASH, JEFF           JR ARIZONA           1:44.46               1:44.42  
            :23.25   :26.66   :26.94   :27.57 
  8)  O'CONNOR, KELLAN        NORTHWESTERN      1:44.48               1:44.58  
            :23.21   :26.19   :26.90   :28.28 

                               CONSOLATION FINAL   

  9)  VELOZ, JUAN          SO ARIZONA           1:44.75               1:43.93  
            :23.64   :26.59   :26.72   :26.98 
 10)  WESTCOTT, DAN        JR STANFORD          1:45.11               1:44.12  
            :23.77   :26.66   :26.82   :26.87 
 11)  CRAMER, JAYME        FR STANFORD          1:45.03               1:44.80  
            :23.96   :26.72   :27.07   :27.05 
 12)  LAM, RANDY           SO GEORGIA           1:45.24               1:44.92  
            :23.97   :26.82   :27.14   :26.99 
 13)  MONTAGUE, JOE        SR TEXAS             1:45.86               1:44.96  
            :23.62   :26.70   :26.85   :27.79 
 14)  SIOUI, STEPHEN       FR FLORIDA           1:45.83               1:45.76  
            :24.01   :26.69   :27.34   :27.72 
 15)  RAAB, MICHAEL        FR VIRGINIA          1:44.72               1:45.79  
            :23.84   :26.82   :27.25   :27.88 
 16)  KNOWLES, JEREMY      SO AUBURN            1:45.57               1:46.16  
            :24.33   :26.92   :27.25   :27.66 


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