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NCAA Div. II Champs: After Day 2, Truman State Women Lengthen Lead, Cal State Bakersfield Men Hang On -- March 15, 2002

ORLANDO, Fla., March 14. TRUMAN State's Lady Bulldogs are in command after the conclusion of Day Two's competition at the NCAA Division II women's
Championships here, maintaining a 61-point advantage over Drury.

However, on the men's side Coach Bob Steele's Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners, double-defending champs, are ahead by a mere four-point margin
(279-275) over North Dakota's Fighting Sioux.

Truman's ladies claimed a pair of victories while increasing their lead, which had been 37 after the first day's races (382-321). Bakersfield also scored a pair of victories but North Dakota was still able cut the CSUB lead from 19 points after Day One.

After establishing three NCAA Division II Championship records during the opening day of competition, Truman State set only a single record today. However, the
'Dawgs shaved more than a second off Air Force's previous record in the 400 medley relay (3:49.99) with their 3:48.85.

The single individual woman's standard went to West Chester's Corey Dennis, who defended her 100 fly title and splashed to a record-breaking 55.42 win tonight. The old record-holder and her time? None other than Furman's Angel Myers, with a 55.82 from 1986. Myers of course went on to become an Olympic gold medalist (relays) for the United States at both the Barcelona
and Atlanta Olympics.

Last season Dennis, who's also defending 200 fly champ, won in 56.31.

Other event winners included Drury University in the 200 freestyle relay (1:33.81-1:34.17 over Truman), North Dakota's Janice Berry in the 400 individual medley (4:22.72) and Diana Betsworth of Truman State in the 200 freestyle (1:49.04 after having swum a record-setting 1:48.75 in the prelims).

* * * * *

On the men's side, Bakersfield's Vlasta Burda and Jacob Fraire plus Ben Michaelson of Southern Connecticut State all claimed their second victory of
the championships.

Burda, who set a championship record in the 1000 freestyle last evening, showed he also can swim shorter distances as he won the 200 freestyle with a
pr 1:38.55. Last season he was second (1:39+).

After winning the 200 IM Wednesday, Fraire went out fast and held on to win the 400 IM with in a pr 3:56.90. Indianapolis' Orel Oral was hot on his heels (3:57.08). The latter was defending IM champ in both and won last year in 1:48.40-3:57.50.

Michaelson saved the best for the last as, after winning the 50 free in a pr 20.11, he defended his 100 fly title with a stunning 46.74 record swim (21.95-24.79). That's a Division 1 qualifying time and knocked more than a second off his old record and pr 47.77 from the '01 Championship.

No other DII swimmer had ever been under 48.0 before Michaelson came along and he's only a junior too. Watch out, Ian Crocker, you've got company!

North Dakota freshman Fernando Alves was second in 47.31 (22.00-25.31), making him the second fastest man in Div. II history.

Missouri-Rolla won the 200 freestyle relay while North Dakota claimed victory in the 400 medley.

In the one-meter diving, Shawn Colten of Clarion University claimed top honors with a score of 453.10. Robb Pendergrass of California State-Bakersfield was second with a score of 419.85.


-- Bill Bell


TEAM STANDINGS (Top 10 After Day 2)

WOMEN


Place School Points
1 Truman State University TSU 382
2 Drury University DU 321
3 West Chester University WCU 182
4 University of North Dakota UND 170
5 University of Nebraska Omaha UNO 164
6 University of Cal San Diego UCSD 140
7 Clarion University CU 103
8 University of Tampa UT 98
9 University Northern Colorado UNC 72
10 Northern Michigan University NMU 69

MEN
Place School Points
1 Cal State University - Bakersf CSUB 279
2 University of North Dakota UND 275
3 Drury University DU 185
4 University of Missouri Rolla UMR 159.5
5 West Chester University WCU 154
6 University of Tampa UT 149
7 Southern CT State University SCS 130
8 Truman State University TSU 105
9 Clarion University CU 91
10 University Cal Davis UCD 66


RESULTS
2002 NCAA DIVISION II WOMEN'S & MEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
ORLANDO AQUATIC CENTER
ORLANDO, Fl., March 14


25 Yd. Pool

* NCAA Division II Record



Event 10 Women 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
Records: 1:33.49 3/11/1993 Oakland
School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Drury University 'A' 1:34.89 1:33.81
40
24.12 47.71 1:11.15 1:33.81
2 Truman State University 'A' 1:36.34 1:34.17
34
23.74 47.69 1:10.70 1:34.17
3 University of Cal San Diego 'A' 1:37.36 1:36.05
32
24.38 48.52 1:12.24 1:36.05
4 University of Nebraska Omaha 'A' 1:37.70 1:36.62
30
24.57 49.13 1:13.43 1:36.62
5 Northern Michigan University 'A' 1:37.59 1:36.98
27
24.96 49.14 1:13.46 1:36.98
5 Clarion University 'A' 1:37.57 1:36.98
27
24.42 48.65 1:13.08 1:36.98
7 West Chester University 'A' 1:37.88 1:37.33
24
24.22 48.20 1:12.32 1:37.33
8 University of North Dakota 'A' 1:38.20 1:37.92
22
25.04 49.36 1:13.92 1:37.92

Event 11 Men 200 Yard Freestyle Relay
===============================================================================
Records: 1:20.95 3/15/1991 Oakland
School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 University of Missouri Rolla 'A' 1:22.82 1:22.14
40
20.40 40.95 1:01.54 1:22.14
2 West Chester University 'A' 1:23.82 1:22.95
34
20.84 41.64 1:02.22 1:22.95
3 Cal State University - Bakersf 'A' 1:22.93 1:22.99
32
20.45 41.10 1:02.32 1:22.99
4 University of Tampa 'A' 1:24.08 1:23.46
30
21.13 42.14 1:03.14 1:23.46
5 Drury University 'A' 1:23.97 1:23.56
28
21.28 41.98 1:03.18 1:23.56
6 University Cal Davis 'A' 1:23.76 1:23.91
26
21.42 42.62 1:03.24 1:23.91
7 Truman State University 'A' 1:24.37 1:23.99
24
21.08 41.84 1:02.89 1:23.99
8 University of North Dakota 'A' 1:24.24 1:24.28
22
21.51 42.24 1:03.17 1:24.28


Event 12 Women 400 Yard IM
===============================================================================
Records: 4:20.68 3/15/1991 Noemi Lung, Florida Atlantic
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Berry, Janice JR UND 4:27.92 4:22.72
20
28.46 1:00.32 1:35.05 2:10.14 2:45.33 3:22.18 3:52.90 4:22.72
2 Dudley, Kelli JR TSU 4:23.94 4:24.03
17
27.72 59.96 1:33.58 2:06.16 2:44.44 3:22.88 3:53.81 4:24.03
3 Wells, Sarah FR TSU 4:28.99 4:25.98
16
28.81 1:01.24 1:35.87 2:11.11 2:48.51 3:26.07 3:56.70 4:25.98
4 Watanabe, Jennifer JR UCSD 4:29.12 4:26.49
15
28.77 1:01.99 1:35.57 2:08.14 2:47.09 3:26.64 3:57.71 4:26.49
5 Straehle, Megan JR WCU 4:30.51 4:27.75
14
28.63 1:00.90 1:36.55 2:11.96 2:49.02 3:26.91 3:57.38 4:27.75
6 Petrova, Petia FR DU 4:32.38 4:28.32
13
28.38 1:00.99 1:35.43 2:08.92 2:48.39 3:28.26 3:59.22 4:28.32
7 Fischer, Rebecca SR UND 4:30.88 4:30.11
12
28.36 1:01.01 1:36.65 2:13.04 2:50.34 3:28.58 4:00.31 4:30.11
8 Zuba, Tesia JR SCSU 4:31.44 4:30.15
11
29.04 1:02.20 1:39.22 2:15.97 2:51.24 3:27.77 3:59.17 4:30.15


Event 13 Men 400 Yard IM
===============================================================================
Records: 3:52.35 3/11/1999 Marcin Malinski, Drury
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Fraire, Jacob JR CSUB 3:59.74 3:56.90
20
24.83 52.89 1:24.03 1:54.35 2:27.83 3:01.96 3:30.04 3:56.90
2 Oral, Orel JR UI 4:03.71 3:57.08
17
26.34 55.71 1:26.61 1:56.42 2:29.82 3:02.46 3:30.83 3:57.08
3 Pickering, Craig JR AU 4:01.02 3:59.10
16
25.11 53.37 1:24.38 1:54.67 2:29.49 3:04.79 3:32.26 3:59.10
4 Jones, Matt FR DU 4:03.13 4:02.23
15
25.80 55.02 1:25.99 1:56.27 2:31.76 3:07.45 3:35.61 4:02.23
5 Nurmiviita, Vesa SR UND 4:03.65 4:02.87
14
25.24 55.19 1:26.88 1:58.29 2:31.94 3:06.54 3:35.31 4:02.87
6 Hughes, Jeremy SR UND 4:03.82 4:05.06
13
25.74 55.31 1:27.96 1:59.38 2:34.50 3:10.16 3:37.92 4:05.06
7 Raffile, Sean SR SCS 4:04.60 4:05.92
12
25.93 55.27 1:28.15 1:59.77 2:33.51 3:08.06 3:37.65 4:05.92
8 Pennuto, Jack SO UMR 4:03.92 4:07.26
11
25.20 54.67 1:26.28 1:57.44 2:33.10 3:09.57 3:38.78 4:07.26


Event 14 Women 100 Yard Butterfly
===============================================================================
Records: 55.82 3/14/1986 Angel Myers, Furman
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Dennis, Corey JR WCU 56.09 55.42
20
25.91 55.42*
2 Ong, Cindy FR DU 56.56 55.85
17
25.95 55.85
3 Moreland, Elysia SO UT 56.26 56.17
16
26.29 56.17
4 Holler, Shiara SO DU 56.64 56.40
15
26.63 56.40
5 Dance, Sarah FR TSU 57.37 57.04
14
26.59 57.04
6 Pires, Sara JR UNC 57.40 57.55
13
26.57 57.55
7 DeGross, Jasmine FR UT 57.45 58.07
12
26.84 58.07
8 Grunert, Megan SO UI 57.53 58.28
11
27.23 58.28


Event 15 Men 100 Yard Butterfly
===============================================================================
Records: 47.77 3/15/2001 Ben Michaelson, Southern Conn St
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Michaelson, Ben JR SCS 47.79 46.74
20
21.95 46.74*
2 Alves, Fernando FR UND 47.83 47.31
17
22.00 47.31
3 Pray, Matt JR TSU 49.30 48.96
16
22.83 48.96
4 Albert, Todd SR WCU 50.36 49.31
15
22.74 49.31
5 Carmody, Bob JR WCU 49.80 49.58
14
23.06 49.58
6 Mills, Jacob JR UND 50.30 49.82
13
23.08 49.82
7 Almoney, Kyle JR WCU 50.34 50.13
12
23.40 50.13
8 Neukamp, Raul JR DU 49.74 50.32
11
23.10 50.32


Event 16 Women 200 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
Records: 1:48.75 3/14/2002 Diana Betsworth, Truman State U.
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Betsworth, Diana FR TSU 1:48.75 1:49.06
20
26.45 53.86 1:21.48 1:49.06
2 Hug, Liz JR TSU 1:51.23 1:50.66
17
26.26 54.31 1:22.70 1:50.66
3 Edoff, Alyson SR DU 1:51.99 1:50.73
16
26.45 54.45 1:22.65 1:50.73
4 Haferbier, Jamie SR UNO 1:52.95 1:51.03
15
26.38 54.94 1:23.43 1:51.03
5 Dance, Sarah FR TSU 1:52.13 1:51.74
14
26.57 55.11 1:23.46 1:51.74
6 Riley, Bridget SR TSU 1:53.78 1:52.22
13
27.04 55.69 1:24.23 1:52.22
7 Rhodes, Christen SR DU 1:53.54 1:53.36
12
26.97 56.05 1:25.21 1:53.36
8 Wizniak, Taura SR WCU 1:52.66 1:53.39
11
27.12 55.58 1:24.47 1:53.39


Event 17 Men 200 Yard Freestyle
===============================================================================
Records: 1:35.81 3/11/1993 John Keppeler, UC Davis
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Burda, Vlasta JR CSUB 1:39.44 1:38.55
20
23.53 48.95 1:14.13 1:38.55
2 Anderson, Sebastian SO UND 1:38.82 1:39.04
17
23.97 48.89 1:14.10 1:39.04
3 Matys, Matt SR WCU 1:39.89 1:39.33
16
22.81 48.32 1:14.11 1:39.33
4 Colmenares, Manny SO CSUB 1:39.59 1:39.44
15
23.17 48.33 1:13.91 1:39.44
5 Hillbish, Eric KU 1:40.18 1:39.72
14
23.51 48.74 1:14.63 1:39.72
6 Hummel, Armin SR CSUB 1:39.77 1:40.35
13
23.21 48.47 1:14.13 1:40.35
7 Cintra, Rodrigo FR UND 1:39.39 1:40.51
12
24.13 49.65 1:15.25 1:40.51
8 Alves, Fernando FR UND 1:39.75 1:41.68
11
23.27 48.84 1:14.97 1:41.68


Event 18 Men 1 mtr Diving
===============================================================================
Records: 349.99
Name Year School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Colten, Shawn JR CU 172.55 453.10
20
2 Pendergrass, Robb SR CSUB 177.05 419.85
17
3 Briesley, Nathan SO DU 156.10 410.90
16
4 McGee, James JR CU 135.25 387.25
15
5 Totten, Chris SO WSU 137.35 373.70
14
6 Ladefian, Mike FR CU 133.20 364.25
13
7 Moseley, Kasey FR UND 129.10 350.20
12
8 Rapp, Ben FR GVSU 135.65 343.60
11


Event 19 Women 400 Yard Medley Relay
===============================================================================
Records: 3:49.99 3/14/1996 Air Force
School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 Truman State University 'A' 3:54.72 3:48.85
40
28.23 57.76 1:26.73 2:01.21 2:27.27 2:57.86 3:21.83 3:48.85*
2 West Chester University 'A' 3:54.50 3:51.28
34
28.73 58.71 1:29.22 2:03.57 2:29.53 2:59.29 3:24.14 3:51.28
3 University of Cal San Diego 'A' 3:58.29 3:52.56
32
28.35 58.03 1:27.89 2:01.84 2:28.37 3:00.62 3:25.18 3:52.56
4 University of Nebraska Omaha 'A' 3:55.48 3:52.62
30
27.63 56.30 1:26.74 2:02.58 2:29.36 3:00.16 3:25.21 3:52.62
5 Drury University 'A' 3:54.69 3:53.64
28
29.55 1:00.72 1:30.92 2:06.72 2:32.74 3:02.48 3:26.71 3:53.64
6 University of Tampa 'A' 3:54.72 3:54.72
26
29.25 1:00.73 1:30.24 2:05.29 2:31.15 3:02.57 3:27.35 3:54.72
7 University of North Dakota 'A' 3:54.45 3:55.83
24
29.60 1:00.93 1:30.44 2:04.23 2:30.68 3:02.80 3:27.75 3:55.83
8 Cal State University - Bakersf 'A' 3:56.94 3:59.19
22
29.26 59.97 1:30.60 2:07.92 2:34.09 3:05.77 3:31.56 3:59.19


Event 20 Men 400 Yard Medley Relay
===============================================================================
Records: 3:18.40 3/12/1992 Oakland
School Prelims Finals
Points
===============================================================================
A - Final
1 University of North Dakota 'A' 3:24.49 3:20.33
40
24.62 51.07 1:17.20 1:48.76 2:10.32 2:36.19 2:57.34 3:20.33
2 University of Tampa 'A' 3:25.36 3:21.55
34
24.57 50.92 1:16.84 1:46.56 2:09.25 2:36.52 2:57.69 3:21.55
3 Cal State University - Bakersf 'A' 3:22.14 3:22.24
32
24.96 51.61 1:18.08 1:48.81 2:11.25 2:38.08 2:58.84 3:22.24
4 Southern CT State University 'A' 3:24.34 3:23.04
30
23.67 48.65 1:15.18 1:46.02 2:08.46 2:37.24 2:58.93 3:23.04
5 University of Missouri Rolla 'A' 3:23.73 3:23.32
28
24.63 51.30 1:17.43 1:47.99 2:11.59 2:39.17 3:00.07 3:23.32
6 West Chester University 'A' 3:25.95 3:24.14
26
25.18 52.99 1:19.98 1:51.00 2:12.96 2:39.82 3:00.58 3:24.14
7 Truman State University 'A' 3:25.58 3:25.48
24
25.87 53.82 1:19.84 1:50.78 2:13.02 2:39.71 3:01.64 3:25.48
8 Drury University 'A' 3:24.94 3:25.65
22
25.35 52.75 1:19.03 1:49.86 2:12.71 2:39.81 3:01.18 3:25.65