Mar. 8, 1997
Top-ranked Stanford Wins 16th Straight Pac-10 Men's Swimming Title
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Top-ranked Stanford won its 16th consecutive Pac-10 men's swimming title at the 1997 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif.
Stanford, which had two winners in the final day of competition, finished with 850 points. USC finished second with 765, followed by Arizona (575), California (486), Arizona State (454) and Washington (230).
Stanford's winners included junior Tom Wilkens in the 200 breast (1:57.63) and the 400 free relay (2:54.55). Other winners included USC junior Lenny Krayzlelburg in the 200 back (1:40.59), USC senior Jeff Julian in the 200 fly (1:44.86), Arizona freshman Ryk Neethling in the 1650 free (14:53.30) and Arizona State sophomore Francisco Sanchez in the 100 free (43:24).
Krayzelburg's mark in the 200 back set a Pac-10 record (Brian Retterer, Stanford, 1995, 1:40.61) and Sanchez's mark in the 100 free set a new Pac-10 meet record (Michael Picotte, UCLA, 1993, 43:28).
Final Team Results 1. Stanford 850.0 2. USC 765.0 3. Arizona 575.0 4. California 486.0 5. ASU 454.0 6. Washington 230.0
Mar. 7, 1997
Top-Ranked Stanford Leads Men's Swimming After Day Two
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Top-ranked Stanford and No. 5 USC each posted wins on the second day of competition at the 1997 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach, Calif., leaving the Cardinal in first place and the Trojans in second.
After Stanford (584), which is looking for its 16th consecutive Pac-10 men's swimming championship, and USC (519) follows Arizona (395), California (326), Arizona State (286) and Washington (141).
Stanford's winners included junior Jed Crowe in the 100 fly (47.49), junior Andre Salles-Cunha in the 100 breast (55.26) and the 200 medley relay team of Sabir Muhammad., Salles-Cunha, Crowe and Scott Claypool (1:27.32). USC's winners included sophomore Bela Szabados in the 200 free (1:35.69), junior Lenny Krayzelburg in the 100 back (46.96) and the 800 free relay team of Jeff Julian, Kent Johnson, Josh Ilika and Szabados (6:26.28). Cal junior Bart Sikora also posted a win, taking the 400 IM in 3:47.79.
USC's 800 free relay time set a Pac-10 meet recod (Cal-1983) and Krayzelburg's mark in the 100 back stroke broke his own USC school record set against Cal on Feb. 8 in dual-meet action.
Stanford finished 1-2 in the 100 fly with Muhammad finishing behind Crowe. USC took 1-2 in the 200 free with Johnson finishing behind Szabados.
The meet concludes Saturday morning with preliminary events at 11 a.m. and finals at 6 p.m.