Auburn’s Cesar Cielo Goes Off Again, NCAA, U.S. Open Record in 100 Free

By Jason Marsteller

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 17. IN an incredibly fast heat, Auburn's Cesar Cielo swept the sprint freestyle events with an NCAA and U.S. Open record of 41.17 in the 100 free. That time surpassed the 41.49 previously held by Duje Draganja of California since 2005.

Meanwhile, Stanford's Ben Wildman-Tobriner became the fifth-fastest swimmer in the event with a 41.90 for second, while Texas' Garrett Weber-Gale took third in 41.94 to become the sixth-quickest swimmer in the event.

The win is Auburn's third in the 100 free in NCAA history.

Auburn continued to pile it on with 441 points, while Arizona owned second with 337 points. Stanford (315), Texas (258) and Florida (241) went 3-4-5.

Click here to listen to Cielo following the 100 free win.

NCAA Division I Champ. Meet 3/17/2007 – 19:44PM

NCAA Men's D1 Championships – 3/15/2007 to 3/17/2007

Event 17 Men 100 Yard Freestyle

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NCAA: N 41.49 3/26/2005 Duje Draganja, California

American: A 41.62 3/30/2002 Anthony Ervin, California

US Open: O 41.49 3/26/2002 Duje Draganja, California

Pool: P 41.49 3/26/2005 Duje Draganja, California

Name Year School Prelims Finals Points

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=== A – Final ===

1 Cielo, Cesar SO AUB 42.07 41.17N 20

9.38 19.66 (10.28)

30.48 (10.82) 41.17 (10.69)

2 Wildman-Tobriner, Ben SR STAN 42.05 41.90 17

9.61 20.05 (10.44)

31.03 (10.98) 41.90 (10.87)

3 Weber-Gale, Garrett SR TEX 42.55 41.94 16

9.45 19.97 (10.52)

30.97 (11.00) 41.94 (10.97)

4 Nilo, Nick SO ARIZ 42.71 42.37 15

9.55 20.40 (10.85)

31.37 (10.97) 42.37 (11.00)

5 Ritter, Adam SR ARIZ 42.45 42.43 14

9.96 20.50 (10.54)

31.51 (11.01) 42.43 (10.92)

6 Targett, Matt JR AUB 42.44 42.71 13

9.63 20.34 (10.71)

31.51 (11.17) 42.71 (11.20)

7 Barbic, Bruno JR NW 42.79 42.86 12

9.68 20.30 (10.62)

31.56 (11.26) 42.86 (11.30)

8 Adrian, Nathan FR CAL 42.57 43.12 11

9.71 20.35 (10.64)

31.72 (11.37) 43.12 (11.40)

=== B – Final ===

9 Andkjaer, Jakob SO AUB 42.97 42.67 9

9.81 20.61 (10.80)

31.68 (11.07) 42.67 (10.99)

10 Righi, Alex SO YALE 42.92 42.75 7

9.87 20.49 (10.62)

31.79 (11.30) 42.75 (10.96)

11 McGinnis, Matt JR TEX 43.02 42.84 6

9.79 20.48 (10.69)

31.63 (11.15) 42.84 (11.21)

12 Lundquist, Bryan SR AUB 42.97 43.01 5

9.65 20.47 (10.82)

31.70 (11.23) 43.01 (11.31)

13 Townsend, Darian JR ARIZ 42.83 43.03 4

9.87 20.64 (10.77)

31.89 (11.25) 43.03 (11.14)

14 Dunford, Jason SO STAN 43.00 43.33 3

9.84 20.75 (10.91)

32.05 (11.30) 43.33 (11.28)

15 Alesi, Octavio JR TENN 43.01 43.50 2

9.89 21.00 (11.11)

32.19 (11.19) 43.50 (11.31)

16 Goodrich, Scott JR AUB 42.95 43.87 1

9.67 20.58 (10.91)

32.21 (11.63) 43.87 (11.66)

=== Preliminaries ===

17 Puninski, Alexei JR AUB 43.26

9.61 20.22 (10.61)

31.73 (11.51) 43.26 (11.53)

18 Penniman, Daniel JR FLA 43.33

9.70 20.57 (10.87)

31.86 (11.29) 43.33 (11.47)

19 Savulich, Bobby SO MICH 43.46

9.88 20.79 (10.91)

32.05 (11.26) 43.46 (11.41)

19 Vrtovec, Luka SO SMU 43.46

9.71 20.54 (10.83)

31.95 (11.41) 43.46 (11.51)

21 Bubolz, Kyle JR NW 43.51

9.82 20.57 (10.75)

32.09 (11.52) 43.51 (11.42)

21 Doyle, Joseph SR OSU 43.51

9.55 20.46 (10.91)

31.81 (11.35) 43.51 (11.70)

23 Sussex, Sean SR USC 43.54

9.65 20.63 (10.98)

32.02 (11.39) 43.54 (11.52)

24 Crowe, Matt SR STAN 43.55

9.68 20.48 (10.80)

31.76 (11.28) 43.55 (11.79)

25 Tsagkarakis, Apostol SR BAMA 43.59

9.93 20.74 (10.81)

32.03 (11.29) 43.59 (11.56)

26 Copeland, William JR CAL 43.61

9.67 20.35 (10.68)

31.97 (11.62) 43.61 (11.64)

27 Cerensek, Igor SR MINN 43.65

9.86 20.69 (10.83)

32.04 (11.35) 43.65 (11.61)

27 Schmidt, Tyler JR MINN 43.65

10.14 21.00 (10.86)

32.43 (11.43) 43.65 (11.22)

29 Harris, Jeremy JR TEX 43.67

9.87 20.74 (10.87)

32.16 (11.42) 43.67 (11.51)

30 Ransom, Kyle SR STAN 43.68

9.77 20.66 (10.89)

32.08 (11.42) 43.68 (11.60)

31 Verlatti, Ryan SO TEX 43.74

10.21 21.12 (10.91)

32.54 (11.42) 43.74 (11.20)

32 Walters, Dave FR TEX 43.94

10.05 20.99 (10.94)

32.64 (11.65) 43.94 (11.30)

33 Ryser, Evan SO MICH 43.96

10.11 21.09 (10.98)

32.51 (11.42) 43.96 (11.45)

34 Smutz, Joe SR GA 44.04

9.77 20.69 (10.92)

32.30 (11.61) 44.04 (11.74)

35 Ohalloran, Tyler SR TEX 44.06

9.97 21.12 (11.15)

32.64 (11.52) 44.06 (11.42)

36 Denton, ED JR FSU 44.14

10.09 21.07 (10.98)

32.64 (11.57) 44.14 (11.50)

37 Malberg, Miko JR LSU 44.15

9.65 20.39 (10.74)

32.10 (11.71) 44.15 (12.05)

38 Whittington, Joe JR CAL 44.21

9.89 20.76 (10.87)

32.29 (11.53) 44.21 (11.92)

39 Lenton, Matt FR IND 44.22

10.20 21.32 (11.12)

33.10 (11.78) 44.22 (11.12)

39 Cormier, Kyle JR SCAR 44.22

10.26 21.38 (11.12)

32.89 (11.51) 44.22 (11.33)

41 Morrell, Nolan SO TENN 44.29

10.27 21.24 (10.97)

32.95 (11.71) 44.29 (11.34)

42 Clark, Bennett JR MO 44.32

10.04 21.20 (11.16)

32.89 (11.69) 44.32 (11.43)

43 Greenshields, Joel FR ARIZ 44.34

10.24 21.43 (11.19)

32.99 (11.56) 44.34 (11.35)

44 Coville, Alex FR STAN 44.37

9.89 21.21 (11.32)

32.79 (11.58) 44.37 (11.58)

45 Kennon, Alex SR FSU 44.41

10.10 21.29 (11.19)

32.88 (11.59) 44.41 (11.53)

46 Patrick, TP JR IND 44.44

9.94 20.89 (10.95)

32.62 (11.73) 44.44 (11.82)

47 Smith, Jordan FR ARIZ 44.50

9.96 20.87 (10.91)

32.55 (11.68) 44.50 (11.95)

48 Delac, Mario SR MINN 44.51

10.26 21.04 (10.78)

32.88 (11.84) 44.51 (11.63)

49 Reilly, Eric SR UCI 44.56

10.14 21.23 (11.09)

32.86 (11.63) 44.56 (11.70)

50 Woodson, Michael JR MINN 44.69

10.17 21.11 (10.94)

32.79 (11.68) 44.69 (11.90)

51 Kaiserian, Dan SR PSU 44.77

10.09 21.22 (11.13)

33.12 (11.90) 44.77 (11.65)

52 Delic, Nick JR WVU 44.85

10.13 21.17 (11.04)

33.06 (11.89) 44.85 (11.79)

53 Langenfeld, Andrew SO WVU 44.86

10.32 21.66 (11.34)

33.49 (11.83) 44.86 (11.37)

54 Newman, Wesley SO CORN 45.26

10.52 21.63 (11.11)

33.47 (11.84) 45.26 (11.79)

55 Volcansek, Ales SR MINN 45.41

10.06 21.26 (11.20)

33.36 (12.10) 45.41 (12.05)

— Unold, Marcin FR OAK DQ

— Godec, Jernej JR CAL DQ

— Meichtry, Dominik JR CAL DQ

— Swanepoel, Sean JR PSU DQ

— Murphy, Barry SO TENN DQ

— Voelker, Matthew JR OSU DQ

Men – Team Rankings – Through Event 17

1. Auburn 441 2. Arizona 337

3. Stanford 315 4. Texas 258

5. Florida 241 6. Northwestern 189

7. Michigan 159 8. California 156

9. Southern California 126 10. Minnesota 106

11. Tennessee 102 12. Ohio State 86

13. Indiana 67 13. Georgia 67

15. Florida State 60 16. Alabama 56.5

17. Virginia 50.5 18. Southern Methodist 50

19. Hawaii 37 20. Texas A&M 29

21. West Virginia 28 22. California Irvine 27

23. Miami 20 24. Arizona State 19

24. Brigham Young 19 26. North Carolina 16

27. Purdue 15 28. Yale 13.5

29. Louisiana State 12 29. Pittsburgh 12

29. South Carolina 12 32. Wisconsin 8

33. Harvard 6 34. Oakland 3.5

35. Louisville 3 36. George Mason 2

37. Kentucky 1

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