NCAA Division I Men’s Championships: Florida Outlasts Field for 800 Free Relay Title

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, March 25. THE FLORIDA foursome of Conor Dwyer, Brett Fraser, Sebastien Rousseau and Jeff Raymond dominated the 800-yard freestyle relay for the win at the NCAA Division I Men's Championships.

The Florida squad checked in with a time of 6:14.88 to give Florida its seventh 800 free relay title in NCAA history. Previous wins came in 1979, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987 and 2005.

Virginia's Matt McLean, Peter Geissinger, David Karasek and Scot Robison finished second in 6:16.59, while Southern California's Clement Lefert, John Wagner, Dimitri Colupaev and James White earned third-place honors in 6:17.58.

Stanford (6:19.13), California (6:20.54), Michigan (6:22.42), North Carolina (6:22.87) and Arizona (6:23.44) finished in the top eight with California's Tom Shields moving to 15th all time in the 200-yard free with his leadoff leg of 1:32.75.

Texas (6:23.77), Georgia (6:23.79), Ohio State (6:24.13), Tennessee (6:24.91), Indiana (6:26.88), Louisville (6:29.26) and Minnesota (6:31.36) also scored with Auburn being disqualified for an early take off.

California finished a triumphant day with 352 points heading into the final day tomorrow. Texas has some major ground to make up with a second-place tally of 288.5 points, while Stanford is in third with 278.5 points. Arizona (214) and Florida (213) stand fourth and fifth. Auburn (178.5), Southern California (146), Virginia (145), Michigan (131) and Ohio State (97) comprise the top 10 heading into the final day.

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