Surhoff claims 200 individual medley at NCAA Championships
March 26, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Texas freshman Austin Surhoff captured the NCAA title in the 200-yard individual medley, and the Longhorns added four additional top-five finishes as UT wrapped up day one at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships.
Texas finished the first of the meet's three days in first place with 145 points. California sits in second place with 139 points and Florida holds third place with 118 points. Defending NCAA champion Auburn is in fourth with 114.5 points, and Stanford rounds out the top-five with 106 points.
Surhoff became Texas' second NCAA 200 individual medley champion when he out-touched Florida's Shaune Fraser and claimed the event in 1:42.95. Fraser took second in 1:42.99. Senior Ricky Berens placed seventh in 1:44.70. Surhoff is UT's first NCAA titlist in the event since 2001, when Nate Dusing captured the event. He safely defended the top seed he earned in the afternoon preliminary round at 1:43.17. Junior Bryan Collins added a second-place finish in the consolation final with a time of 1:44.25.
Sophomore Drew Livingston led the Texas diving contingent by claiming a third-place finish in the one-meter diving event with 413.10 points. Junior Matt Cooper added nine points for the Horns after winning the consolation final with 395.95 points. It marked another banner day for the Texas divers at a NCAA meet, as Livingston and Cooper teamed up to earn 25 points collectively.
Texas opened Friday's finals by taking third in the 200 freestyle relay, as Feigen, senior Dave Walters, senior Ben Van Roekel and junior Scott Jostes finished in 1:16.23. Feigen led off in 19.11 before Walters picked up the second leg in 19.16. Van Roekel split a lightning-fast 18.76 before Jostes anchored in 19.20. The mark of 1:16.23 is the third-fastest time in school history.
The Longhorns bundled 21 points from its showing in the 50 freestyle, where Feigen took fourth in 19.08. Walters added a third-place finish in the consolation final in 19.63. Feigen clocked a then-pool record of 18.97 in the afternoon preliminary round.
Texas finished off the evening by taking fifth in the 400 medley relay in 3:06.08. Senior Hill Taylor led off in 46.68 before junior Scott Spann picked up the breaststroke in 51.42. Berens picked up the butterfly in 46.17 before Feigen anchored in 41.81.
Day two of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships begins Saturday at 11 a.m. Central at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Live results and video links are available at NCAA.com.
2010 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships - Day 1 Finals Results
200 IM - Consolation Final
50 Freestyle - Championship Final
50 Freestyle - Consolation Final
One-Meter Diving - Championship Final
400 Medley Relay
Preliminary Round Results
200 Freestyle Relay
400 Medley Relay