Cal Men's Swimming & Diving Captures Third National Championship

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The California Golden Bears are kings and queens of the water. A week after the Cal women captured the national championship in swimming and diving for the second time in three years, it was the men's turn to take home the top prize for the first time in nearly three decades.

Congrats go to Dave Durden, who after four excellent seasons has led the Bears back to national prominence. It's another feather in the cap of athletic director Sandy Barbour, who continues her string of top-quality hires for the Bears.

Here's a look at the best results for our Cal swimmers.
50 yard freestyle: Nathan Adrian, 1st place, 18.66 s (American record)
100 yd free: Nathan Adrian, 1st place, 41.10 s (pool record)
100 yd backstroke: Tom Shields, 1st place, 45.03 s (school record)
100 yd breaststroke: Damir Dugonjic, 1st place, 50.49 s (school record, his third straight national title in the event); Nolan Koon, 2nd place, 51.63 s; Martti Aljand, 4th place, 52.24 s
200 yd medley: Guy Barnea (back), Damir Dugonjic (breast), Graeme Moore (fly), Nathan Adrian (free), 1st place, 1:23.12 s (second straight national title)
400 yd medley: Guy Barnea (back), Damir Dugonjic (breast), Tom Shields (fly), Nathan Adrian (free), 1st place, 3:06.10 s (second straight national title)
400 yd free relay: Graeme Moore, Josh Daniels, Tom Shields, Nathan Adrian, 1st place, 2:47.39 s

200 yd breaststroke:  Martti Aljand, 2nd place, 1:52.88 s
100 yd butterfly: Tom Shields, 2nd place, 44.91 s; Graeme Moore, 4th place, 45.71 s
200 yd free relay: Adrian, Moore, Shields, Josh Daniels, 2nd place, 1:15.26 s
200 yd butterfly: Tom Shields, 3rd place, 1:41.20 s
200 yd individual medley: Martin Liivamagi, 5th place, 1:43.59 s
800 yd free relay: Shields, Moore, Sam Metz, Ben Hinshaw, 5th place, 6:20.54 s

Overall, Cal finished first, Texas second, Furd third. GO BEARS!

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