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Men's Swimming & Diving Goes To Minneapolis In Search Of Ninth NCAA Championship
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 03/20/2000

March 20, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - Third-ranked Stanford heads to Minneapolis to compete at the 2000 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships. The Cardinal is coming off its 19th consecutive Pac-10 title, an all-time record. Stanford is in search of its ninth NCAA title, and is trying to extend its dominance into a new decade after winning four titles and finishing second four times in the '90s. The Cardinal has qualified 12 individuals and all five relays for the NCAA meet this year. Unlike years past, the 2000 NCAA meet will be contested in meters. While swimmers could qualify with times in yards or meters, the national championships will be decided in a 25-meter (short-course) pool. In addition to conforming to the metric standard of most of the swimming world, this change will make it easier to compare times to other competitors with the Olympic Trials and Olympic Games coming up later this year. Along with the change from yards to meters, there will be two subtle changes in events. The 500-yard freestyle becomes the 400-meter free and the 1650-yard free becomes the 1500-meter free.

Stanford Story: The Cardinal (6-3, 3-1 Pac-10) started the season ranked No. 1 nationally after finishing second at the 1999 NCAA Championships. Stanford opened the season with two invitational meets, then kicked off the dual-meet season at home on Nov. 5. No. 3 Texas beat the top-ranked Cardinal, but Stanford bounced back to defeat British Columbia and San Francisco State in dual meets. The Cardinal fell to No. 9 Michigan upon returning from winter break, but rebounded to defeat No. 11 Arizona State at deGuerre Pool. The young Cardinal squad nearly knocked off No. 2 Arizona as well, using a one-two-three sweep of the 200-yard breaststroke to tie the meet going into the final relay, but Stanford couldn't pull out the 400-yard free relay and lost a narrow decision. Stanford then beat Pacific fairly handily and defeated No. 5 USC 128-115 on Jan. 29. Stanford concluded the dual-meet season with a 137-106 victory over No. 4 California. Junior Rob Canales broke Tom Wilkens' deGuerre Pool record in the 200-yard individual medley, winning the race in 1:47.57. Stanford then went to Federal Way, Wash. and captured its 19th consecutive Pac-10 Championship. Junior Adam Messner won the 200-yard freestyle, beating two-time defending NCAA champion Ryk Neethling of Arizona, and became the fourth-fastest man in history in winning the 200-yard butterfly. Additionally, freshman Randall Bal won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes, freshman Dan Westcott won the 100-yard butterfly and junior Steven Brown captured the title in the 400-yard individual medley. Stanford also won the 400-yard medley relay (Bal, junior Anthony Robinson, senior Glenn Counts, Messner), the 200-yard medley relay (Bal, Robinson, Counts, junior Jeff Guyman) and the 800-yard free relay (freshman Greg Long, Brown, freshman John Waters, Messner). Going into the NCAA Championships, Messner has the nation's fastest times in the 200-yard free and the 200-yard fly as well as the second-fastest time in the 500-yard free, Brown has the nation's second-fastest time in the 400-yard IM, the seventh-fastest in the 200 IM and the eighth-fastest in the 200-yard fly, while Bal ranks second nationally in the 200-yard back and third in the 100-yard back. Other Stanford swimmers with national top-10 times this season include: Waters (third in the 200-yard free), Westcott (sixth in the 100-yard back and 10th in the 200-yard back), Counts (seventh in the 100-yard fly and eighth in the 200-yard IM), Robinson (eighth in the 100-yard breast) and Long (eighth in the 400-yard IM and 10th in the 500-yard free). Stanford also has recorded several very fast relay times this season, ranking first nationally in the 800-yard free, second in the 400-yard medley, fifth in the 200-yard medley, sixth in the 200-yard free and 13th in the 400-yard free. The national rankings were done based on times recorded in yards, although the NCAA meet will be swum in meters.

Hey 19: Stanford won its 19th consecutive Pac-10 Men's Swimming & Diving Championship March 5 at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal extended what is the longest winning streak in the history of the Pac-10. Stanford broke the 13-year streak set by UCLA's men's basketball team under John Wooden by winning No. 14 in a row in 1995. The Stanford women's swimming & diving team also won 13 consecutive Pac-10 crowns, from 1987 through 1999. Unlike the year before, when California led the meet almost the entire way, with Stanford finally taking over the lead in the final race, the Cardinal had a bit of a cushion this year. Stanford took a 760-722 lead over the fifth-ranked Bears into the final event, the 400-yard free relay. Despite taking very cautious relay starts to avoid possible disqualification, Stanford finished second in the race to put the finishing touches on the conference championship. Junior Adam Messner had an outstanding meet. He became the fourth-fastest man in history in winning the 200-yard fly, the 14th-fastest man in history in winning the 200-yard free, and placed second to the two-time defending NCAA champion in the 500-yard free, swimming the second-fastest time in the nation. Stanford dominated the second day, winning six of seven swimming events to establish a solid lead en route to beating the Golden Bears 794-762. Freshman Randall Bal won the 100-yard and 200-yard backstrokes, freshman Dan Westcott won the 100-yard butterfly, junior Steven Brown won the 400-yard individual medley, and the Cardinal captured three relays. Sixth-ranked USC finished third, with No. 4 Arizona taking fourth, No. 9 Arizona State in fifth and unranked Washington rounding out the field in sixth. Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington State do not sponsor men's swimming & diving.

Last Year: Stanford had two individual NCAA champions, four second-place relays and a number of other great swims to finish second to Auburn at the 1999 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships in Indianapolis. Senior Dod Wales broke the American record in the 100-yard butterfly, eclipsing a mark set by former Stanford great, and Wales' former assistant coach, Pablo Morales. Wales also made history in another way, joining his father, Ross, as the first father-son combination to win the same event at the NCAA Championships. Ross, the 1967 NCAA 100-yard fly champ for Princeton, presented Dod with his NCAA championship plaque. Senior Tate Blahnik also ended his collegiate career on a high note, winning his second consecutive NCAA title in the 200-yard backstroke. It was the fifth time in the last eight years that the NCAA 200-yard back champion has climbed the podium wearing a Stanford sweatsuit.

Stanford's Tradition of Excellence: Stanford men's swimming & diving has a storied tradition of success, producing world-famous athletes ever since the program began in 1915. Swimmer Norman Ross and diver Clarence Pinkston combined to win three gold medals and a silver at the 1920 Olympic Games in Antwerp, and that legacy has continued on through today. Stanford also produced Olympic medalists in 1924, 1928, 1932, and in every Games from 1960 to the present, except the boycotted 1980 Games. Among the men who have represented Stanford to the tune of 26 gold medals, 10 silvers and seven bronzes are Pablo Morales, Jeff Rouse, Anthony Mosse, Mike Bruner, John Hencken, Brian Job and Pete Desjardins. Additionally, six-time NCAA Coach of the Year Skip Kenney was the head coach at the 1996 Olympics, and an assistant in 1984 and 1988. On the collegiate level, Kenney ranks third all-time with seven NCAA crowns, and Stanford has won a total of eight overall (1967, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994 & 1998), including three in a row on two separate occasions. Stanford has the three highest point-totals in NCAA Championships history (632 in 1992, 599 in 1998 and 566.5 in 1994) and has finished in the top four at nationals every year since 1981.

Format: The NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships feature about 300 student-athletes competing for three days at the University of Minnesota. There will be a total of 21 events contested: 13 individual swimming events, five relays and three diving events. Each swimming event (except for the 1500-meter freestyle, which will feature five heats of finals) will have preliminary heats in the morning and finals in the evening. The top eight swimmers, or relay teams, in the morning prelims will advance to the championship final that evening and compete for the top eight places. The next-fastest eight swimmers (with the ninth through 16th preliminary times) will compete in the evening consolation final, for places nine through 16. The winner of the championship final will score 20 points for his team, with second scoring 17, and then 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 and 11 for eighth, or last in the championship final. The winner of the consolation final earns 9 points, with the runner-up scoring 7, followed by 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point for last in the consolation final. Team points are doubled for relays, with the winner getting 40, second place scoring 34, and so on. An individual can compete in no more than three individual events and no more than seven total events (so three individual and four relays, or two individual and all five relays).

Stanford Swimming & Diving 2000 NCAA Qualifiers

Name (events)
Randall Bal (50fr, 100ba, 200ba)
Steven Brown (200im, 400im, 200fl)
Rob Canales (200im, 400im, 200br)
Glenn Counts (200im, 100fl, 100fr)
Reid Gustin (400fr, 1500fr, 200ba)
Jeff Guyman (50fr, 200fr, 100fr)
Greg Long (400fr, 400im, 1500fr)
Adam Messner (400fr, 200fr, 200fl)
Anthony Robinson (50fr, 100br, 100fr)
Kurt Spenser (50fr)
John Waters (400fr, 200fr, 100fr)
Dan Westcott (100fl, 100ba, 200ba)
200 Free Relay (TBD)
400 Free Relay (TBD)
800 Free Relay (TBD)
200 Medley Relay (TBD)
400 Medley Relay (TBD)

CSCAA Top 25
March 9, 2000

Rk.SchoolPts.
1.Texas293
2.Auburn282
3.Stanford264
4.Arizona263
5.California255
6.USC219
7.Virginia205
8.Michigan204
9.Arizona State183
10.Tennessee180
11.Florida179
12.Georgia 166
13.Minnesota158
14.Texas A&M137
15.SMU136
16.Nebraska119
17.Penn State114
18.Hawai`i113
19.Harvard72
20.LSU69
21.North Carolina45
22.Florida State43
23.NC State34
24.Iowa State28
25.South Carolina24

NCAA Meet Schedule

  • Prelims are at noon each day
  • Finals are at 7 p.m. each day
  • All events are short-course meters

    Thursday, March 23
    200 freestyle relay
    400 freestyle
    200 individual medley
    50 freestyle
    One-meter diving
    400 medley relay

    Friday, March 24
    200 medley relay
    400 individual medley
    100 butterfly
    200 freestyle
    100 breaststroke
    100 backstroke
    Three-meter diving
    800 freestyle relay

    Saturday, March 25
    1500 freestyle
    200 backstroke
    100 freestyle
    200 breaststroke
    200 butterfly
    Platform diving
    400 freestyle relay

    Stanford's 2000 NCAA entrants by event
    with their best time of the season and NCAA rank.

    Thursday, March 23
    200 Freestyle Relay
    1Auburn1:17.28
    6Bal, Robinson, Spenser, Counts1:18.74
    400 Freestyle
    1Ryk Neethling, Arizona4:14.05
    2Adam Messner4:16.70
    10Greg Long4:20.60
    40John Waters4:24.79
    45Reid Gustin4:26.31
    200 Individual Medley
    1Atilla Czene, Arizona State1:44.08
    7Steven Brown1:46.71
    8Glenn Counts1:46.78
    11Rob Canales1:47.09
    50 Freestyle
    1Roland Schoeman, Arizona19.07
    18tAnthony Robinson19.80
    35Randall Bal20.05
    38Jeff Guyman20.13
    48Kurt Spenser20.29
    One-Meter Diving
    no entrants
    400 Medley Relay
    1Tennessee3:09.93
    2Bal, Robinson, Counts, Messner3:10.61
    Friday, March 24
    200 Medley Relay
    1Tennessee1:25.59
    5Bal, Robinson, Counts, Guyman1:26.68
    400 Individual Medley
    1Eric Donnelly, Florida3:45.00
    2Steven Brown3:46.18
    8Greg Long3:48.16
    19Rob Canales3:50.12
    100 Butterfly
    1Adam Pine, Nebraska46.26
    7Glenn Counts47.30
    11Dan Westcott47.61
    200 Freestyle
    1Adam Messner1:34.35
    3John Waters1:35.80
    45Jeff Guyman1:38.85
    100 Breaststroke
    1Ed Moses, Virginia52.60
    8Anthony Robinson53.90
    100 Backstroke
    1Michael Gilliam, Tennessee46.37
    3Randall Bal47.04
    6tDan Westcott47.41
    Three-Meter Diving
    no entrants
    800 Freestyle Relay
    1Long, Brown, Waters, Messner6:25.94
    Saturday, March 25
    1500 Freestyle
    1Ryk Neethling, Arizona14:36.32
    17Reid Gustin15:14.46
    28Greg Long15:23.11
    200 Backstroke
    1Matthew Cole, Florida1:41.76
    2Randall Bal1:43.53
    10Dan Westcott1:44.61
    30Reid Gustin1:46.77
    100 Freestyle
    1Bart Kizierowski, California42.29
    33Anthony Robinson44.27
    34Glenn Counts44.28
    48Jeff Guyman44.64
    59tJohn Waters44.83
    200 Breaststroke
    1Ed Moses, Virginia1:53.99
    13Rob Canales1:58.50
    200 Butterfly
    1Adam Messner1:43.34
    8Steven Brown1:44.97
    Platform Diving
    no entrants
    400 Freestyle Relay
    1California2:49.85
    13Messner, Robinson, Guyman, Counts2:56.86

    Randall Bal - 50 free, 100 back, 200 back
    Freshman - Fair Oaks, CA

    Has the nation's second-fastest time in the 200-yard back and third-fastest in the 100-yard back...Only a freshman, he was the 2000 Pac-10 champion in both the 100-yard back (47.29) and 200-yard back (1:43.53)...Also placed eighth in the 50-yard free (20.10, 20.05 prelims)...Also swam on a pair of Pac-10 champion medley relays...Led-off both the 400-yard medley (47.04) and the 200-yard medley (22.08) relay squads that won the meet...Swam the opening leg (20.21) on the 200-yard free relay that placed second...Took the 200-yard back (1:45.82) in the dual meet with Arizona...Won the 200-meter back (1:57.01) in the dual-meet win at USC...Won the 200-yard back (1:45.18) in the dual-meet win over California...Captured the 50-meter free (23.21) in the dual meet at Michigan...Claimed the 50-yard free (20.87) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Won the 50-yard free (20.95) and the 200-yard back (1:47.86) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia...Won the 50-meter free (23.24) and the 200-meter back (2:01.39) at the Colleges Cup in Vancouver...Won the 400-yard back (3:54.93) in the double-distance meet with California...Ranks fifth in school history in the 200-yard back, sixth in the 100-yard back and 14th in the 50-yard free.

    Season bests: 50 free - 20.05, 100 back - 47.04, 200 back - 1:43.53
    Career bests: 50 free - 20.05, 100 back - 47.04, 200 back - 1:43.53

    Steven Brown - 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 fly
    Junior - Reno, NV

    A returning NCAA finalist in two events...Placed fourth in the 200-yard fly (1:44.63, 1:44.59 prelims) and fifth in the 400-yard IM (3:47.51) in Indianapolis a year ago...Also led off Stanford's NCAA runner-up 800-yard free relay squad (1:36.99)...The 1998 NCAA runner-up in both the 200-yard fly (1:44.00) and the 400-yard IM (3:46.52)...Was part of a Stanford one-two finish in both of those events, with Matthew Pierce and Tom Wilkens, respectively...A six-time NCAA All-American...Comes in with the nation's second-fastest time in the 400-yard IM...The 2000 Pac-10 champion in that event (3:46.18)...Also placed second in the 200-yard IM (1:46.71)...Recorded career-best times in both events...Placed third in the 200-yard fly (1:44.97) at Pac-10s as well, and swam the second leg on the 800-yard free relay (1:37.98 split) which won Pac-10s and posted the nation's fastest time this season...Won the 200-yard IM (1:49.58) in the dual meet with Arizona...Claimed the 200-meter fly (1:57.56) in the dual-meet win at USC...Took the 200-meter fly (2:01.49) in the dual meet at Michigan...Captured the 200-yard fly (1:48.47) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Won the 200-yard fly (1:50.31) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia...Won the 800-yard IM (8:10.26) by .01 second in the double-distance meet with California...Won the 100-yard back (52.08) in the dual-meet win over San Francisco State...He ranks second in school history in the 400-yard IM, fifth in the 500-yard free, sixth in the 200-yard fly and 10th in the 1000-yard free.

    Season bests: 200 IM - 1:46.71, 400 IM - 3:46.18, 200 fly - 1:44.97
    Career bests: 200 IM - 1:46.71, 400 IM - 3:46.18, 200 fly - 1:44.00

    Rob Canales - 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast
    Junior - San Jose, CA

    A scorer in three events at the NCAA Championships in each of the last two years...Placed 11th in both the 400-yard IM (3:49.06) and the 200-yard back (1:44.81) and 12th in the 200-yard IM (1:47.08) in 1999...A year earlier he was 11th in the 200-yard IM (1:48.11), 11th in the 400-yard IM (3:51.35) and 16th in the 200-yard back (1:46.32) as a freshman...This year he will swim the breaststroke on the third day instead of the backstroke...A six-time NCAA All-American...A finalist in three events at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships...Placed fifth in the 200-yard breast (1:58.72, 1:58.50 prelims), sixth in the 200-yard IM (1:48.52, 1:47.09 prelims) and seventh in the 400-yard IM (3:51.01, 3:50.12 prelims)...Broke Tom Wilkens' deGuerre Pool record in winning the 200-yard IM (1:47.57) in the dual-meet win over California...Captured both the 200-yard IM (1:48.98) and the 200-yard breast (2:01.12) in the dual meet with No. 1 Texas...Also took the 200-yard breast (1:59.37) against the Golden Bears...Led a one-two-three Stanford sweep in the 200-yard breast (2:02.72) to tie the team score with one race left in the dual meet with Arizona...Took the 200-yard breast in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Won the 200-yard breast (2:02.84) and the 100-yard breast (56.92) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia...Won the 200-meter IM (2:03.19) and the 200-meter breast (2:16.66) at the Colleges Cup in Vancouver...Ranks seventh in Stanford history in the 400-yard IM, seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke, 10th in the 200-yard backstroke and 10th in the 200-yard IM.

    Season bests: 200 IM - 1:47.09, 400 IM - 3:50.12, 200 breast - 1:58.50
    Career bests: 200 IM - 1:47.08, 400 IM - 3:49.06, 200 breast - 1:58.50

    Glenn Counts - 200 IM, 100 fly, 100 free
    Senior - Kingwood, TX

    A returning NCAA scorer in three events...Placed fifth in the 200-yard IM (1:47.19, 1:47.13 prelims) at the 1999 NCAA Championships...Also was 12th in the 100-yard fly (47.63, 47.55 prelims) and tied for 14th in the 100-yard free (43.98, 43.68 prelims)...Also swam a leg on two NCAA runner-up relays, the 200-yard free (19.59 split) and the 400-yard free (43.33 split)...In 1998 he swam the third leg of the NCAA Champion 400-yard free relay (43.41 split)...Also earned All-America honors with a ninth-place finish in the 200 IM (1:47.11) that year...As a freshman in 1997, he was eighth in the 200-yard IM (1:48.35) and earned All-America accolades on the 400-yard free relay team which finished second and the 800-yard free relay team which finished fourth...Ten-time All-American...A Pac-10 finalist in three events in 2000...Placed second to teammate Dan Westcott after posting the fastest qualifying time in the 100-yard fly (47.86, 47.30 prelims)...Placed fourth in the 200-yard IM (1:47.07, 1:46.78 prelims) and sixth in the 100-yard free (44.28)...Swam the butterfly leg on two Pac-10 champion relays, the 200-yard medley (20.76 split) and the 400-yard medley (46.69 split)...Also anchored Pac-10 runner-up relays in the 200-yard free (19.48 split) and the 400-yard free (43.98 split)...Ranks fifth in school history in the 100-yard fly, eighth in the 200-yard IM and tied for 10th in the 100-yard free.

    Season bests: 200 IM - 1:46.78, 100 fly - 47.30, 100 free - 44.28
    Career bests: 200 IM - 1:46.78, 100 fly - 47.30, 100 free - 43.68

    Reid Gustin - 400 free, 1500 free, 200 back
    Sophomore - Cincinnati, OH

    A returning NCAA qualifier in two events...Swam the 500-yard and 1,650-yard frees last year but did not score...Scored points in three events at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, including making finals in two...Placed sixth in the 1,650-yard free (15:14.46), eighth in the 200-yard back (2:00.12, 1:46.77 prelims) and 14th in the 500-yard free (4:27.55, 4:26.31 prelims)...Won the 2000-yard free (18:48.16) in the double-distance meet with California...Took the 200-yard back (1:51.58) in the dual-meet win over Pacific...Ranks 11th in school history in the 1650-yard free.

    Season bests: 500 free - 4:26.31, 1650 free - 15:14.46, 200 back - 1:46.77
    Career bests: 500 free - 4:26.31, 1650 free - 15:09.47, 200 back - 1:46.77

    Jeff Guyman - 50 free, 200 free, 100 free
    Sophomore - Mercer Island, WA

    Making his first trip to the NCAA Championships after posting career bests in all three of his events...Posted provisional qualifying times in three individual events, but his times did not make the cut-off for acceptance to the meet...He did, however, swim freestyle legs on both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400-yard free relay, which posted automatic qualifying marks...Thus he must swim on one of those relays at NCAAs (in either prelims or finals) to be eligible to swim any individual events...Scored at Pac-10s in three different events in 2000...Placed seventh in the 100-yard free (44.64), ninth in the 50-yard free (20.13) and 12th in the 200-yard free (1:38.88, 1:38.85 prelims)...Also swam legs on two relay squads...Anchored the Pac-10 champion 200-yard medley relay (20.03 split) and swam the third leg on the league runner-up 400-yard free relay (44.48 split)...Ranks tied for 15th in school history in the 50-yard free.

    Season bests: 50 free - 20.13, 200 free - 1:38.85, 100 free 44.64
    Career bests: 50 free - 20.13, 200 free - 1:38.85, 100 free 44.64

    Greg Long - 400 free, 400 IM, 1500 free
    Freshman - Reston, VA

    Making his first appearance at the NCAA Championships...Had an excellent Pac-10 meet in his first outing, making finals in three events and recording three career bests...Placed third in the 400-yard IM (3:48.16), fourth in the 500-yard free (4:20.60) and eighth in the 1,650-yard free (15:23.11)...Also led off Stanford's Pac-10 champion 800-yard free relay (1:36.93), which recorded the fastest time in the nation this year...Took the 1000-yard free (9:18.69) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Captured the 200-yard free (1:40.66) in the dual-meet win over Pacific...Won the 200-yard IM (1:53.63) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia...Ranks fifth in school history in the 400-yard IM and tied for ninth in the 500-yard free.

    Season bests: 500 free - 4:20.60, 400 IM - 3:48.16, 1650 free - 15:23.11
    Career bests: 500 free - 4:20.60, 400 IM - 3:48.16, 1650 free - 15:23.11

    Adam Messner - 400 free, 200 free, 200 fly
    Junior - Ann Arbor, MI

    One of the nation's top swimmers...The fourth-fastest man in history in the 200-yard fly and the 14th-fastest man in history in the 200-yard free...Recorded three top-10 finishes at the 1999 NCAA Championships...Placed fifth in the 200-yard free (1:35.84, 1:35.68 prelims), sixth in the 200-yard fly (1:45.03) and ninth in the 500-yard free (4:20.58)...He also anchored the 800-yard free relay (1:35.35 split) to a fourth-place national finish...At the 1998 NCAA Championships he finished eighth in the 200-yard free (1:36.83, 1:35.85 prelims), ninth in the 500-yard free (4:20.14) and 15th in the 1650-yard free (15:19.14)...He also swam the third leg (1:36.04 split) on the 800-yard free relay team that placed sixth at NCAAs...An eight-time NCAA All-American...Had a tremendous Pac-10 meet in 2000...Won the 200-yard fly (1:43.34), breaking the Pac-10 meet record and becoming the fourth-fastest man ever in that event...A day earlier he won the 200-yard free (1:34.35), becoming the 14th-fastest person in that event...Also placed second in the 500-yard free (4:16.70)...Anchored the Pac-10 champion 800-yard free relay squad (1:35.66 split) and the Pac-10 champion 400-yard medley relay team (43.70 split)...Swam the leadoff leg on the Pac-10 runner-up 400-yard free relay team, swimming the opening leg in 43.79, the fastest 100-yard free time by a Cardinal swimmer this season...Captured both the 200-yard free (1:36.95) and the 500-yard free (4:24.44) in the dual meet with No. 1 Texas...Claimed the 500-yard free (4:24.92) in the dual-meet win over California...Won the 200-meter free (1:48.87) and the 400-meter free (3:51.19) in a return to his hometown in the dual meet with Michigan...Won the 200-yard free (1:38.08) and the 500-yard free (4:31.36) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Swept the 200-yard free (1:38.56), the 1000-yard free (9:20.09) and the 100-yard fly (49.25) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia...Won the 100-yard fly (50.17) and the 200-yard free (1:41.10) at the Pacific Invitational...Ranks second in school history in the 200-yard fly, second in the 500-yard free, third in the 200-yard free and 12th in the 100-yard free.

    Season bests: 500 free - 4:16.70, 200 free - 1:34.35, 200 fly - 1:43.34
    Career bests: 500 free - 4:16.70, 200 free - 1:34.35, 200 fly - 1:43.34

    Anthony Robinson - 50 free, 100 breast, 100 free
    Junior - Houston, TX

    An All-American in six events a year ago...Placed fifth in the 100-yard breast (54.31, 54.21 prelims), tied for seventh in the 100-yard free (19.72, 19.58 prelims) and just missed scoring in the 100-yard free (18th, 43.93) despite swimming a career best...Also swam on four NCAA runner-up relays in 1999...Swam breast on both the 200-yard (23.93 split) and the 400-yard (53.66 split) medley relays...Led off the 200-yard free relay (19.69) and swam the third leg on the 400-yard free relay (43.73 split)...A four-time All-American and an NCAA champion as a freshman...Placed fifth in the 50-yard free (19.55, 19.48 prelims) and eighth in the 100-yard breast (55.28, 54.50 prelims) to score at the 1998 NCAA Championships...Swam the first leg (19.66 split) of the 200-yard free relay team that broke the American record and won the NCAA title...Also swam the breast leg (24.55) of the 200-yard medley relay team that finished second...Comes to NCAAs with 10 All-American certificates to his credit...Swam a lifetime best but just missed defending his Pac-10 title in the 100-yard breast, placing second (53.90)...Also finished fifth in the 100-yard free (44.27) and seventh in the 50-yard free (19.80)...Swam on four relays at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships, including three champion teams...Swam breast on both the 200-yard (23.81 split) and the 400-yard (53.18 split) medley relays...Swam the second leg on the 400-yard (44.61 split) and 200-yard (19.42 split) free relays...The 1999 Pac-10 champion in the 100-yard breast (54.08)...Won the 100-yard breast (57.62) in the dual-meet win over San Francisco State...Ranks fourth in school history in the 50-yard free, fourth in the 100-yard breast and 14th in the 100-yard free.

    Season bests: 50 free - 19.80, 100 breast - 53.90, 100 free - 44.27
    Career bests: 50 free - 19.48, 100 breast - 53.90, 100 free - 43.93

    Kurt Spenser - 50 free
    Senior - Ann Arbor, MI

    Making his first trip to the NCAA Championships after posting career bests in two events this year...Posted a provisional qualifying time in the 50-yard free, but his time did not make the cut-off for acceptance to the meet...He did, however, swim a leg on the 200-yard free relay, which posted an automatic qualifying mark...Thus he must swim on that relay at NCAAs (in either prelims or finals) to be eligible to swim his individual event...Placed 10th at the 2000 Pac-10 Championships in the 50-yard free (20.44, 20.29 prelims)...Also was 17th in the 100-yard free (45.35, 45.13 prelims) and swam a 50.23 in the prelims of the 100 fly but scratched from the finals...Swam the third leg on Stanford's Pac-10 runner-up 200-yard free relay squad (19.63 split)...Claimed the 50-yard free (20.92) in the dual-meet win over Pacific...Won the 100-yard fly (51.39) in the dual-meet win over San Francisco State.

    Season best: 50 free - 20.29
    Career best: 50 free - 20.29

    John Waters - 400 free, 200 free, 100 free
    Freshman - Greenwich, CT

    One of four Stanford freshmen making their first NCAA appearances...Has the third-best time in the nation this year in the 200-yard free, behind teammate Adam Messner and two-time defending NCAA champ Ryk Neethling...All three of those times were posted at the Pac-10 Championships, where Waters was third in that event (1:35.80)...He also was 12th in the 500-yard free (4:24.79) and 13th in the 100-yard free (44.90, 44.83 prelims)...Destroyed his previous career bests in all three events...Swam the third leg of the 800-yard free relay (1:35.37 split) which posted the nation's best time this season...Won the 200-yard free (1:37.96) in the dual-meet win over California...Took the 200-meter free (1:49.55) in the dual-meet win at USC...Won the 400-yard free (3:33.31) and broke the meet record in the double-distance meet with California...Won the 500-yard free (4:31.15) in the dual-meet win over Pacific...Ranks fifth in school history in the 200 free.

    Season bests: 500 free - 4:24.79, 200 free - 1:35.80, 100 free - 44.83
    Career bests: 500 free - 4:24.79, 200 free - 1:35.80, 100 free - 44.83

    Dan Westcott - 100 fly, 100 back, 200 back
    Freshman - The Woodlands, TX

    The 2000 Pac-10 champion in the 100-yard fly...Also ranks in the top 10 nationally this year in both backstroke events...Had an outstanding debut at his first Pac-10 Championships...Led a one-two Stanford finish in the 100-yard fly (47.61) along with Glenn Counts...Was second to teammate Randall Bal in the 200-yard back (1:44.61) and placed third in the 100-yard back (47.41)...Won the 200-yard back (1:47.17) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State...Won the 200-yard fly (1:49.95) in the dual-meet win over Pacific...Ranks tied for seventh in school history in the 100 fly, eighth in the 200 back and ninth in the 100 back.

    Season bests: 100 fly - 47.61, 100 back - 47.41, 200 back - 1:44.61
    Career bests: 100 fly - 47.61, 100 back - 47.41, 200 back - 1:44.61

    Stanford 1999-2000 Season Bests

    DateTimeTop SCM Time
    50-Yard Freestyle (NCAA Times: 19.79/20.38) (22.09/22.75)
    Anthony Robinson3/219.80^23.00 (2/5)
    Randall Bal3/220.05^22.99 (2/5)
    Jeff Guyman3/220.13^
    Kurt Spenser3/220.29^22.94 (2/5)
    Mark Siebert3/220.31^
    Mario Scussel3/220.38^23.28 (2/5)
    Dan Westcott3/220.79
    Brian Rodde3/220.8324.67 (10/29)
    Thomas Zochowski3/221.0724.57 (10/29)
    Glenn Counts11/1221.3924.41r (10/30)
    Steve Ronson1/2521.53
    John Waters1/2521.69
    Brad Kleinjans1/2122.18
    Patrick Fowler3/225.64
    Adam Messner23.72r (10/30)
    Greg Long24.38r (10/30)
    Rob Canales24.67r (10/30)
    100-Yard Freestyle (43.64/44.94) (48.71/50.16)
    Adam Messner3/443.79r^51.27 (10/30)
    Anthony Robinson3/444.27^50.32r (2/5)
    Glenn Counts3/444.28^50.61 (2/5)
    Jeff Guyman3/444.64^51.71r (10/29)
    Mark Siebert3/444.70^51.10 (2/5)
    John Waters3/444.83^50.85 (2/5)
    Clayton Jones3/445.10
    Kurt Spenser3/445.1351.42 (2/5)
    Greg Long3/445.38r50.80r (2/5)
    Brian Rodde3/445.4150.83r (2/5)
    Thomas Zochowski3/445.4451.81 (1/15)
    Mario Scussel3/445.5551.77 (1/15)
    Randall Bal11/1246.28r
    Dan Westcott1/2246.77r52.00 (1/15)
    200-Yard Freestyle (1:36.39/1:39.28) (1:47.58/1:50.81)
    Adam Messner3/31:34.35*1:48.87^ (1/15)
    John Waters3/31:35.80*1:49.55^ (2/5)
    Greg Long3/31:36.93r^
    Clayton Jones3/31:37.18^1:52.44r (1/14)
    Brian Rodde3/31:38.14^1:51.62 (2/5)
    Steven Brown1/211:38.39^
    Jeff Guyman3/31:38.85^
    Thomas Zochowski3/31:40.56
    Randall Bal10/231:44.87
    Reid Gustin1/251:45.49
    Kurt Spenser10/231:46.83
    Mark Siebert10/231:47.99
    500-Yard Freestyle (4:20.75/4:28.57) (3:48.13/3:54.97)
    Adam Messner3/24:16.70*3:51.19^ (1/15)
    Greg Long3/24:20.60*3:56.12 (2/5)
    John Waters3/24:24.79^3:59.93 (10/30)
    Reid Gustin3/24:26.31^3:55.14 (2/5)
    Clayton Jones3/24:28.10^4:08.92 (1/15)
    Steven Brown1/224:32.524:00.34 (2/5)
    Brian Rodde1/254:46.66
    1000-Yard Freestyle (not an NCAA event) (800m)
    Reid Gustin3/49:12.548:04.91 (2/5)
    Greg Long3/49:14.618:09.26 (2/5)
    Steven Brown11/59:16.418:12.86 (1/15)
    Adam Messner11/129:20.09
    Michael O'Neil2/199:20.148:07.71 (2/5)
    Clayton Jones11/199:32.13
    Brian Rodde1/259:58.65
    John Waters8:25.41 (10/29)
    1650-Yard Freestyle (15:06.92/15:34.12) (15:04.21/15:31.33)
    Reid Gustin3/415:14.46^15:35.39 (1/14)
    Greg Long3/415:23.11^15:43.25 (1/14)
    100-Yard Backstroke (47.93/49.36) (53.50/55.09)
    Randall Bal3/247.04r*53.68r^ (2/5)
    Dan Westcott3/347.41*55.12r (1/15)
    Mark Siebert3/350.00
    Steven Brown11/1952.08
    John Waters11/1252.48r58.52 (1/14)
    Brad Kleinjans2/1952.53r
    Reid Gustin10/2356.031:00.10 (10/29)
    Clayton Jones10/2356.73
    Pete Lennox-King11/1956.86
    Mario Scussel10/2357.40
    Brian Rodde10/2358.13
    Rob Canales57.22r (10/30)
    Glenn Counts1:00.14 (10/29)
    200-Yard Backstroke (1:44.38/1:47.51) (1:56.50/1:59.99)
    Randall Bal3/41:43.53*1:57.01^ (2/5)
    Dan Westcott3/41:44.61^1:58.02^ (2/5)
    Reid Gustin3/41:46.77^2:08.21 (10/30)
    Rob Canales1/211:48.161:59.53^ (2/5)
    Michael O'Neil1/251:52.55
    Steven Brown10/231:54.172:08.33 (1/15)
    Brad Kleinjans1/251:56.86
    Pete Lennox-King1/221:56.922:10.50 (1/15)
    John Waters10/231:57.772:04.57 (10/30)
    Glenn Counts10/232:00.56
    Greg Long10/232:02.69
    100-Yard Breaststroke (54.62/56.25) (1:00.96/1:02.78)
    Anthony Robinson3/353.90*1:04.67 (10/29)
    Patrick Fowler3/355.51^1:03.70 (1/14)
    Steve Ronson3/355.72^ (tt)1:04.55 (1/14)
    Pete Lennox-King3/356.17^1:05.85 (1/14)
    Rob Canales11/1256.921:03.82 (10/29)
    Michael O'Neil1/2559.68
    Thomas Zochowski10/231:00.901:06.60 (1/14)
    Jeff Guyman10/231:01.601:06.09 (10/29)
    Glenn Counts10/231:01.86
    200-Yard Breaststroke (1:58.78/2:02.34) (2:12.57/2:16.55)
    Rob Canales3/41:58.50*2:14.50^ (2/5)
    Patrick Fowler3/42:02.582:18.77 (2/5)
    Steve Ronson3/42:02.612:21.19 (2/5)
    Pete Lennox-King3/42:02.68
    Michael O'Neil1/222:05.862:16.87 (2/5)
    Jeff Guyman10/232:15.382:24.33 (10/30)
    Thomas Zochowski10/232:16.81
    Anthony Robinson10/232:22.392:27.83 (10/30)
    100-Yard Butterfly (47.41/48.83) (52.92/54.50)
    Glenn Counts3/347.30*55.15 (1/14)
    Dan Westcott3/347.61^55.40 (1/14)
    Adam Messner11/1249.2554.50^ (1/14)
    Mario Scussel3/349.53
    Kurt Spenser3/350.23
    Steven Brown11/1252.6157.21 (1/14)
    Clayton Jones10/2353.7358.93 (10/30)
    Anthony Robinson11/1954.06
    Steve Ronson10/2354.31
    Mark Siebert10/2354.51
    Michael O'Neil57.39 (1/1/14)
    Reid Gustin1:03.15 (10/30)
    200-Yard Butterfly (1:46.12/1:49.30) (1:58.44/2:01.99)
    Adam Messner3/41:43.34*1:59.02^ (2/5)
    Steven Brown3/41:44.97*1:57.56* (2/5)
    Michael O'Neil3/41:48.132:00.09^ (2/5)
    Dan Westcott1/251:49.95
    Mario Scussel1/251:53.392:05.94 (2/5)
    Greg Long1/251:55.43
    Jeff Guyman1/211:55.65
    Kurt Spenser11/121:55.79
    Clayton Jones2:10.43 (10/29)
    200-Yard Individual Medley (1:47.16/1:50.37) (1:59.60/2:03.19)
    Steven Brown3/21:46.71*2:00.92^ (2/5)
    Glenn Counts3/21:46.78*2:04.37 (1/15)
    Rob Canales3/21:47.09*2:00.99^ (2/5)
    Steve Ronson3/21:50.402:09.40 (1/15)
    Greg Long1/221:52.952:08.14 (10/29)
    Michael O'Neil1/251:53.60
    Pete Lennox-King3/21:53.832:13.80 (1/15)
    Reid Gustin1/251:55.18
    Jeff Guyman2:09.72 (10/29)
    Patrick Fowler2:14.33 (2/5)
    400-Yard Individual Medley (3:49.48/3:56.36) (4:16.12/4:23.80)
    Steven Brown3/33:46.18*4:19.75^ (1/14)
    Greg Long3/33:48.16*4:26.83 (1/14)
    Rob Canales3/33:50.12^4:21.90^ (1/14)
    Michael O'Neil3/33:52.44^4:26.09 (1/14)
    Adam Messner10/234:02.22
    Reid Gustin10/234:11.03
    200-Yard Free Relay (1:18.77/1:21.13) (1:27.92/1:30.55)
    Bal, Robinson, Spenser, Counts3/21:18.74*1:31.87 (1/14)
    Bal, Scussel, Spenser, Siebert1/251:22.88
    Spenser, Scussel, Ronson, Siebert11/191:24.79
    Guyman, Jones, Kleinjans, Rodde1/251:25.31
    Waters, Westcott, Long, Zochowski1/251:25.61
    Bal, Westcott, Zochowski, Kleinjans11/191:26.45
    400-Yard Free Relay (2:55.37/3:00.63) (3:15.73/3:21.50)
    Messner, Robinson, Guyman, Counts3/42:56.86^3:19.67^ (2/5)
    Long, Bal, Westcott, Waters3/42:59.53^
    Robinson, Guyman, Waters, Counts2/192:59.54^
    Robinson, Waters, Guyman, Counts1/223:00.19^
    Messner, Counts, Waters, Guyman11/53:00.76
    Long, Zochowski, Scussel, Siebert2/193:00.90
    Messner, Waters, Robinson, Westcott1/213:01.06
    Waters, Messner, Guyman, Counts11/123:02.74
    Zochowski, Spenser, Siebert, Scussel11/53:04.05
    800-Yard Free Relay (6:26.62/6:38.21) (7:11.50/7:24.44)
    Long, Brown, Waters, Messner3/36:25.94*7:24.12^ (1/14)
    Messner, Waters, Jones, Long11/186:42.41
    Stanford A10/236:48.69
    Zochowski, Siebert, Scussel, Spenser11/186:59.98
    Stanford B10/237:03.02
    Brown, Gustin, Rodde, Bal11/187:03.50
    200-Yard Medley Relay (1:27.49/1:30.11) (1:37.65/1:40.57)
    Bal, Robinson, Counts, Guyman3/31:26.68*1:41.81 (1/14)
    Bal, Ronson, Westcott, Guyman1/251:30.84
    Stanford A10/231:32.76
    Bal, Robinson, Westcott, Spenser11/191:32.97
    Stanford B10/231:34.08
    Waters, Fowler, Spenser, Siebert1/251:34.64
    Stanford C10/231:38.22
    400-Yard Medley Relay (3:12.97/3:18.75) (3:35.37/3:41.82)
    Bal, Robinson, Counts, Messner3/23:10.61*3:39.37^ (2/5)
    Bal, Robinson, Counts, Messner2/193:14.00^
    Westcott, Robinson, Counts, Messner1/223:16.36^
    Westcott, Fowler, Brown, Guyman2/193:18.46^
    Bal, Fowler, Counts, Waters1/213:19.12
    Bal, Robinson, Westcott, Guyman11/53:19.69
    Bal, Ronson, Westcott, Counts11/123:20.74
    Bal, Ronson, Spenser, Guyman1/223:21.57
    Westcott, Ronson, O'Neil, Rodde1/213:21.66
    One-Meter Diving - Championship (NCAA: 465)
    Gavin Olmstead3/11428.43
    Mark Michelin2/5392.90
    Dual (NCAA: 290)
    Gavin Olmstead2/19292.725*
    Mark Michelin11/5256.725
    Three-Meter Diving - Championship (NCAA: 480)
    Gavin Olmstead2/5490.60*
    Mark Michelin2/5451.80
    Dual (NCAA: 310)
    Gavin Olmstead2/19331.05*
    Mark Michelin2/19261.30
    Platform Diving - Ten Dives (NCAA: 430)
    Gavin Olmstead3/11428.43
    Mark Michelin2/26395.05
    Fourteen Dives (NCAA: 618)
    no marks

    Stanford Captures Its Record 19th Straight Pac-10 Title

    Final Team Standings

    1. Stanford794
    2. California762
    3. USC699.5
    4. Arizona468
    5. Arizona State420
    6. Washington209.5

    Stanford Finishers

    EventTrialsFinals
    200 Freestyle Relay
    1Cal (Ervin, Macedo, Greenwood, Kizierowski)1:17.53
    2Stanford (Bal 20.21, Robinson 19.42, Spenser 19.63, Counts 19.48)1:18.74
    500 Freestyle
    1Ryk Neethling, Arizona4:22.484:14.05*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 4:15.78, M. Podkoscielny, Arizona
    2Adam Messner4:17.644:16.70
    4Greg Long4:22.814:20.60
    12John Waters4:25.154:24.79
    14Reid Gustin4:26.314:27.55
    16Clayton Jones4:28.104:29.51
    25Michael O'Neil4:34.08
    200 Individual Medley
    1Atilla Czene, ASU1:45.661:44.08*
    * Pac-10 record, old record 1:44.70, David Wharton, USC
    2Steven Brown1:47.751:46.71
    4Glenn Counts1:46.781:47.07
    6Rob Canales1:47.091:48.52
    unPete Lennox-King1:53.83
    50 Freestyle
    1Bart Kizierowski, Cal19.4819.36*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 19.57, Scott Claypool, Stanford
    7Anthony Robinson20.0619.80
    8Randall Bal20.0520.10
    9Jeff Guyman20.3020.13
    10Kurt Spenser20.2920.44
    11Mario Scussel20.3820.57
    13Mark Siebert20.5120.31
    26Thomas Zochowski21.07
    42Patrick Fowler25.64
    unDan Westcott20.79
    unBrian Rodde20.83
    One-Meter Springboard Diving
    1Ruben Vaca, Arizona506.35492.25
    5Gavin Olmstead424.45425.55
    10Mark Michelin343.85
    unLucas Brower441.30
    400 Medley Relay
    1Stanford (Bal 47.04, Robinson 53.18, Counts 46.69, Messner 43.70)3:10.61
    200 Medley Relay
    1Stanford (Bal 22.08, Robinson 23.81, Counts 20.76, Guyman 20.03)1:26.68*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 1:26.69, Stanford
    400 Individual Medley
    1Steven Brown3:50.803:46.18*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 3:47.79, Bart Sikora, California
    3Greg Long3:48.733:48.16
    7Rob Canales3:50.123:51.01
    10Michael O'Neil3:52.573:52.44
    100 Butterfly
    1Dan Westcott47.9347.61
    2Glenn Counts47.3047.86
    13Mario Scussel49.6249.53
    ScrKurt Spenser50.23
    200 Freestyle
    1Adam Messner1:35.951:34.35
    3John Waters1:36.541:35.80
    7Clayton Jones1:37.321:37.18
    12Jeff Guyman1:38.851:38.88
    100 Breaststroke
    1Ryosuke Imai, USC54.3053.83*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 53.89, John Moffet, Stanford
    2Anthony Robinson53.9553.90
    12Patrick Fowler55.5156.36
    unPete Lennox-King56.17
    dqSteve Ronson55.89
    100 Backstroke
    1Randall Bal47.5647.29
    3Dan Westcott47.7247.41
    9Mark Siebert50.4250.00
    Three-Meter Springboard Diving
    1Marc Briggs, ASU513.05514.55
    6Mark Michelin443.90414.00
    7Gavin Olmstead439.75409.85
    800 Freestyle Relay
    1Stanford (Long 1:36.93, Brown 1:37.98, Waters 1:35.37, Messner 1:35.66)6:25.94*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 6:26.28, USC
    1650 Freestyle
    1Ryk Neethling, Arizona14:36.32
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 14:47.38, Ryk Neethling, Arizona
    6Reid Gustin15:14.46
    8Greg Long15:23.11
    200 Backstroke
    1Randall Bal1:45.591:43.53
    2Dan Westcott1:45.111:44.61
    8Reid Gustin1:46.772:00.12
    100 Freestyle
    1Bart Kizierowski, Cal43.1942.29*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 42.86, Francisco Sanchez, ASU
    5Anthony Robinson44.2844.27
    6Glenn Counts44.3744.28
    7Jeff Guyman44.6444.64
    10Mark Siebert44.7044.75
    13John Waters44.8344.90
    17Kurt Spenser45.1345.35
    20Clayton Jones45.1045.80
    21Thomas Zochowski45.4445.82
    23Mario Scussel45.5545.84
    unBrian Rodde45.41
    200 Breaststroke
    1Ryosuki Imai, USC1:57.781:56.58
    5Rob Canales1:58.501:58.72
    13Steve Ronson2:02.612:03.40
    16Patrick Fowler2:02.852:04.49
    unPete Lennox-King2:02.68
    200 Butterfly
    1Adam Messner1:46.091:43.34*
    * Pac-10 meet record, old record 1:43.91, Ray Carey, Stanford
    3Steven Brown1:46.241:44.97
    14Michael O'Neil1:48.131:49.03
    Platform Diving
    1Ruben Vaca, Arizona461.75
    3Mark Michelin395.05
    6Gavin Olmstead366.95
    400 Freestyle Relay
    1Cal (Macedo, Greenwood, Ervin, Kizierowski)2:49.85*
    * Pac-10 record, old record 2:51.41, Stanford
    2Stanford (Messner 43.79, Robinson 44.61, Guyman 44.48, Counts 43.98)2:56.86

    Stanford kept the longest streak in league history alive, winning its 19th consecutive Pac-10 Men's Swimming & Diving title March 4 in Federal Way, Wash. The Cardinal came into the meet ranked sixth nationally, behind No. 2 Arizona, No. 4 Cal and No. 5 USC, and was not regarded as the favorite by many. But Stanford got great performances from its freshman class as well as from its veterans, leading the meet most of the way. Unlike a year ago, when Stanford and Cal stepped onto the blocks for the final event of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, knowing that event was winner-take-all for the team title, this year Stanford only needed to finish the final race to claim the crown. Despite taking some of the slowest relay starts seen at the meet, to make sure there was no disqualification, Stanford finished second in the relay to score 794 points, 32 more than the Golden Bears, and to extend the program's amazing run of success and achievement.

    On the first day junior Adam Messner swam the second-fastest time in the country in the 500-yard free, placing second to defending NCAA champ Ryk Neethling, and junior Steven Brown was second to Olympian Atilla Czene in the 200-yard individual medley. Stanford also won the 400-yard medley relay. The Cardinal won six of seven swimming events on day two, starting with the 200-yard medley relay and finishing with the 800-yard free relay, which recorded the fastest time in the nation this year. Brown swam the second-fastest time in the country to win the 400-yard IM, then freshman Dan Westcott and senior Glenn Counts went one-two in the 100-yard butterfly. Messner beat Neethling, the defending NCAA champ, in the 200-yard free, becoming the 14th-fastest man in history, then junior Anthony Robinson swam a personal best to place second in the 100-yard breaststroke. Freshman Randall Bal then won the 100-yard backstroke with Westcott placing second.

    Bal and Westcott went 1-2 in the 200-yard back early on the final day, then Messner became the fourth-fastest man in the history of the 200-yard butterfly, running away from the field for the title. With the addition of 75 total points from the diving squad and a second-place finish by the 400-yard free relay squad, the Cardinal came out on top yet again.

    1999 NCAA Championships
    March 25-27, 1999
    Indiana University Natatorium
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Final Team Standings

    1. Auburn467.5
    2. Stanford414.5
    3. Texas356.5
    4. California300.5
    5. Arizona296
    6. USC286.5
    7. Tennessee171
    8. Michigan169
    9. Georgia149.5
    10. Texas A&M148

    EventTrialsFinalsPlace
    200 Free Relay
    Auburn1:16.50*1:16.631st
    *new U.S. Open, NCAA, meet and Pool record
    Stanford1:18.061:17.542nd
    (Finals: Anthony Robinson 19.69, Dod Wales 19.31, Glenn Counts 19.59, Justin Ewers 18.95)
    (Trials: Dod Wales 19.94, Anthony Robinson 19.19, Glenn Counts 19.62, Justin Ewers 19.31)
    500 Freestyle
    Ryk Neethling (Arizona)4:17.974:13.801st
    Adam Messner4:20.744:20.589th
    Tate Blahnik4:21.584:24.9415th
    Steven Brown4:22.98---17th
    Jeremy Kane4:24.23---22nd
    Matt O'Mara4:26.10---32nd
    Reid Gustin4:30.92---43rd
    200 Individual Medley
    Lionel Moreau (Auburn)1:45.031:45.241st
    Glenn Counts1:47.131:47.195th
    Rob Canales1:47.801:47.0812th
    50 Freestyle
    Aaron Ciarla (Auburn)19.4319.361st
    Anthony Robinson19.5819.72t-7th
    Justin Ewers19.8219.7812th
    One-Meter Diving
    Rio Ramirez (Miami, Fla.)574.00643.101st
    No competitors
    400 Medley Relay
    Auburn3:12.773:09.171st
    Stanford3:11.713:09.252nd
    (Finals: Dan Schultz 47.69, Anthony Robinson 53.66, Dod Wales 45.38, Justin Ewers 42.52)
    (Trials: Tate Blahnik 48.16, Blake Holden 54.83, Dod Wales 45.71, Justin Ewers 43.01)
    200 Medley Relay
    Auburn1:26.871:26.121st
    Stanford1:27.321:26.232nd
    (Finals: Dan Schultz 22.81, Anthony Robinson 23.93, Dod Wales 20.35, Justin Ewers 19.14)
    (Trials: Dan Schultz 22.73, Anthony Robinson 23.96, Glenn Counts 21.26, Justin Ewers 19.37)
    400 Individual Medley
    Tim Siciliano (Michigan)3:45.563:43.541st
    Steven Brown3:49.023:47.515th
    Rob Canales3:49.183:49.0611th
    Jeremy Kane3:53.35---25th
    100 Butterfly
    Dod Wales46.3645.89*1st
    * new American record
    Glenn Counts47.5547.6312th
    200 Freestyle
    Ryk Neethling (Arizona)1:35.561:33.591st
    Adam Messner1:35.681:35.845th
    100 Breaststroke
    Brendon Dedekind (Florida State)53.6853.161st
    Anthony Robinson54.2154.315th
    Blake Holden55.65--25th
    100 Backstroke
    Michael Gilliam (Tennessee)47.7147.121st
    Dan Schultz47.2447.202nd
    Justin Ewers47.4547.263rd
    Tate Blahnik47.6847.49t-6th
    Three-Meter Diving
    Troy Dumais (Texas)606.90688.701st
    No competitors
    800 Free Relay
    Texas---6:23.031st
    Stanford---6:26.714th
    (Finals: Steven Brown 1:36.99, Dod Wales 1:36.77, Tate Blahnik 1:37.60, Adam Messner 1:35.35)
    1650 Freestyle
    Ryk Neethling (Arizona)---14:35.571st
    Matt O'Mara---15:21.4319th
    Reid Gustin---15:22.1120th
    Jeremy Kane---15:30.5525th
    200 Backstroke
    Tate Blahnik1:42.161:41.421st
    Justin Ewers1:43.591:44.278th
    Rob Canales1:45.151:44.8111th
    Dan Schultz1:44.141:44.9912th
    100 Freestyle
    Bart Kizierowski (Cal)42.6042.701st
    Dod Wales43.2743.618th
    Glenn Counts43.6843.98t-14th
    Anthony Robinson43.93--18th
    200 Breaststroke
    Dave Denniston (Auburn)1:56.501:55.511st
    Blake Holden2:00.70---18th
    200 Butterfly
    Shamek Pietucha (Virginia)1:44.241:43.501st
    Steven Brown1:44.591:44.634th
    Adam Messner1:45.061:45.036th
    Platform Diving
    Rio Ramirez (Miami, Fla.)586.90901.601st
    No competitors
    400 Free Relay
    Auburn2:53.652:50.901st
    Stanford2:54.482:53.412nd
    (Finals: Justin Ewers 43.40, Glenn Counts 43.33, Anthony Robinson 43.73, Dod Wales 42.95)
    (Trials: Justin Ewers 43.66, Glenn Counts 44.17, Anthony Robinson 43.23, Dod Wales 43.42)

    Stanford's NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Titles

    YearChampionPts.CoachRunner-upPts.Site
    1998Stanford599Skip KenneyAuburn 394.5at Auburn University
    1994Stanford566.5Skip KenneyTexas 445at the University of Minnesota
    1993Stanford520.5Skip KenneyMichigan 396at Indianapolis, IN
    1992Stanford632Skip KenneyTexas 356at Indianapolis, IN
    1987Stanford374Skip KenneyUSC 296at the University of Texas
    1986Stanford404Skip KenneyCalifornia 335at Indianapolis, IN
    1985Stanford403.5Skip KenneyFlorida 302at the University of Texas
    1967Stanford275Jim GaughranUSC260at Michigan State University

    All-Time Stanford Top 15

    50-Yard Freestyle

    1.Brian Retterer, 199419.34
    2. Scott Claypool, 199819.44
    3. Sabir Muhammad, 199819.47
    4. Anthony Robinson, 199819.48
    5. Bill Schell, 199319.49
    6.Joe Hudepohl, 199319.50
    7.Erik Maurer, 199219.58
    8.Justin Ewers, 199819.77
    9. Jed Crowe, 199819.93
    10.Dod Wales, 199919.94
    John deGroot, 199219.94
    12.Jeff Garr, 198919.95
    13. Chris Olson, 199620.01
    14.Randall Bal, 200020.05
    15.Jeff Guyman, 200020.13
    Doug Lillydahl, 199020.13

    100-Yard Freestyle

    1.Joe Hudepohl, 199442.84
    2. Dod Wales, 199742.91
    3.Scott Claypool, 199843.18
    4. Brian Retterer, 199243.35
    5.Sabir Muhammad, 199743.39
    6. Justin Ewers, 199943.40
    7. Erik Maurer, 199243.42
    8. Dave Bottom, 198543.56
    9. Bill Schell, 199343.67
    10.Glenn Counts, 199943.68
    Dave Fairbank, 197743.68
    12.Adam Messner, 200043.79
    13.Doug Lillydahl, 199043.84
    14.Anthony Robinson, 199943.93
    15.Pablo Morales, 198643.98

    200-Yard Freestyle

    1.John Witchel, 19891:34.12
    2.Joe Hudepohl, 19931:34.31
    3.Adam Messner, 20001:34.35
    4.Dan Kanner, 19931:35.69
    5.John Waters, 20001:35.80
    6.Scott Gagner, 19941:35.86
    7.Eddie Parenti, 19911:36.12
    8.Jason Plummer, 19901:36.31
    9.Sam Worden, 19841:36.32
    10. Scott Claypool, 19981:36.52
    11.John Hodge, 19871:36.57
    12. Dod Wales, 19971:36.60
    13. Scott Jones, 19961:36.67
    14.Brian Retterer, 19911:36.81
    15.David Louden, 19851:36.82

    500-Yard Freestyle

    1.John Witchel, 19894:15.63
    2. Adam Messner, 20004:16.70
    3.Jeff Kostoff, 19874:16.86
    4.Dave Sims, 19844:18.26
    5.Steven Brown, 19984:18.79
    6.Dan Kanner, 19934:18.93
    7.Lunn Lestina, 19884:19.65
    8.Alex Kostich, 19914:20.08
    9.Greg Long, 20004:20.60
    Jason Plummer, 19894:20.60
    11.Tate Blahnik, 19994:21.58
    12.Bari Weick, 19814:21.65
    Mike Bruner, 19774:21.65
    14.Scott Gagner, 19944:21.79
    15. Jeremy Kane, 19984:21.91

    1000-Yard Freestyle

    1.Jeff Kostoff, 19868:52.04
    2.Dave Sims, 19848:54.92
    3.Jason Plummer, 19898:58.38
    4.John Witchel, 19879:00.37
    5.Bari Weick, 19819:00.73
    6.Alex Kostich, 19899:01.17
    7. Jeremy Kane, 19989:01.31
    8.Kevin Radvany, 19949:05.31
    9. Matt O'Mara, 19969:06.49
    10. Steven Brown, 19989:06.58
    11.Lunn Lestina, 19879:06.78
    12.Mike Bruner, 19779:07.63
    13.Monte Brown, 19819:08.75
    14.David Louden, 19879:08.92
    15.Mike Covert, 19939:10.98

    1650-Yard Freestyle

    1.Jeff Kostoff, 198614:37.87
    2.Alex Kostich, 199014:49.69
    John Witchel, 198914:49.69
    4.Dave Sims, 198414:50.50
    5. Kevin Radvany, 199614:53.73
    6.Jason Plummer, 198914:54.70
    7.Bari Weick, 198015:00.40
    8. Jeremy Kane, 199815:04.19
    9.Monte Brown, 198115:04.46
    10. Matt O'Mara, 199815:06.74
    11.Reid Gustin, 199915:09.47
    12.Lunn Lestina, 198915:10.96
    13.Mike Covert, 199315:11.78
    14.Mike Bruner, 197915:16.64
    15.David Louden, 198615:17.03

    100-Yard Backstroke

    1.Brian Retterer, 199545.43
    2.Jeff Rouse, 199246.12
    3.Derek Weatherford, 199446.75
    4. Sabir Muhammad, 199746.80
    5. Tate Blahnik, 199846.93
    6. Randall Bal, 200047.04
    7.Dan Schultz, 199947.20
    8. Justin Ewers, 199947.26
    9.Dan Westcott, 200047.41
    10.Trip Zedlitz, 199347.53
    11.Jay Mortenson, 198747.94
    12.Josh Mikesell, 199248.08
    13. Matthew Pierce, 199848.11
    14.Dave Bottom, 198548.30
    15.Sean Murphy, 198848.60

    200-Yard Backstroke

    1.Brian Retterer, 19951:40.06
    2.Jeff Rouse, 19921:40.64
    3. Tate Blahnik, 19961:41.21
    4.Derek Weatherford, 19941:42.18
    5. Randall Bal, 20001:43.53
    6.Justin Ewers, 19991:43.59
    7. Dan Schultz, 19991:44.02
    8.Dan Westcott, 20001:44.61
    9.Josh Mikesell, 19921:44.72
    10. Rob Canales, 19991:44.81
    11.Trip Zedlitz, 19931:45.01
    12.Sean Murphy, 19881:45.54
    13.Matt Thomson, 19941:45.91
    14.Matt Martin, 19951:46.07
    15.Rick Gould, 19901:46.27

    100-Yard Breaststroke

    1.Tyler Mayfield, 199353.07
    2.Kurt Grote, 199553.21
    3.John Moffet, 198553.62
    4.Anthony Robinson, 200053.90
    5.J.J. Freitag, 199454.03
    6. Blake Holden, 199854.15
    7.Matt Rodgers, 199155.06
    8.John Hencken, 197555.11
    9.David Lundberg, 198655.14
    10.Sam Schwartz, 199055.15
    11.Andre Salles-Cunha, 199555.24
    12.Joe Jimenez, 198255.26
    13.Bryan Addleman, 199355.35
    14.Patrick Fowler, 200055.51
    15.Brian Jacobson, 199355.77

    200-Yard Breaststroke

    1.Kurt Grote, 19951:55.02
    Tom Wilkens, 19981:55.02
    3.John Moffet, 19851:55.96
    4.Tyler Mayfield, 19911:56.74
    5. Blake Holden, 19981:56.90
    6.Matt Rodgers, 19901:57.91
    7. Rob Canales, 20001:58.50
    8.Chas Morton, 19931:59.42
    9.J.J. Freitag, 19932:00.05
    10.Ken Brakebill, 19902:00.06
    11.David Lundberg, 19862:00.17
    12.John Simons, 19832:00.83
    John Hencken, 19752:00.83
    14.Andre Salles-Cunha, 19952:00.87
    15.Bryan Addleman, 19932:01.00

    100-Yard Butterfly

    1. Dod Wales, 199945.89
    2.Sabir Muhammad, 199846.18
    3.Pablo Morales, 198646.25
    4.Jay Mortenson, 198747.09
    5.Glenn Counts, 200047.30
    6. Jed Crowe, 199847.32
    7.Dan Westcott, 200047.61
    Dave Bottom, 198547.61
    Clay Tippins, 199547.61
    10.Doug Lillydahl, 199047.63
    11. Matthew Pierce, 199847.71
    12.Trip Zedlitz, 199347.72
    Anthony Mosse, 198747.72
    14.Kevin Henderson, 199247.74
    15.Brad Budney, 199247.75

    200-Yard Butterfly

    1.Pablo Morales, 19871:42.60
    2.Adam Messner, 20001:43.34
    3.Matthew Pierce, 19981:43.68
    4.Ray Carey, 19941:43.91
    5.Anthony Mosse, 19861:43.96
    6. Steven Brown, 19981:44.00
    7.Eddie Parenti, 19941:45.09
    8.Mike Bruner, 19771:45.27
    9.Clay Tippins, 19951:46.15
    10.Brad Budney, 19911:46.16
    11.Jon Denney, 19841:46.64
    12.Chas Morton, 19901:46.94
    13.Jay Mortenson, 19891:47.38
    14.Charlie Johnson, 19831:47.41
    15.Mark Michael, 19841:47.54

    200-Yard IM

    1.Tom Wilkens, 19971:45.16
    2.Trip Zedlitz, 19931:45.36
    3.Pablo Morales, 19871:45.42
    4.Jeff Rouse, 19921:45.81
    Derek Weatherford, 19941:45.81
    6.Chas Morton, 19921:46.56
    7.Steven Brown, 20001:46.71
    8. Glenn Counts, 20001:46.78
    9.Clay Tippins, 19951:46.96
    10. Rob Canales, 19991:47.08
    11.John Moffet, 19851:47.49
    12.Dave Bottom, 19851:47.58
    13.Dod Wales, 19971:47.79
    14.Matt Thomson, 19961:48.00
    15.Bryan Addleman, 19951:48.03

    400-Yard IM

    1. Tom Wilkens, 19983:43.96
    2. Steven Brown, 20003:46.18
    3.Jeff Kostoff, 19863:46.54
    4.Chas Morton, 19923:47.25
    5.Greg Long, 20003:48.16
    6.Ray Carey, 19943:48.90
    7. Rob Canales, 19993:49.06
    8.Alex Kostich, 19913:50.06
    9.Matt Thomson, 19953:50.64
    10.Matt Nance, 19853:51.69
    11.Derek Weatherford, 19943:52.09
    12.Michael O'Neil, 20003:52.44
    13.Todd Lincoln, 19823:52.70
    14. Tate Blahnik, 19963:53.15
    15.Jeremy Kane, 19993:53.35


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