Third School Record Falls For Casto At Speedo Cup

Matt Casto now has three school records for the Aggies. <br> (Mark Honbo, Media Relations)
 
Matt Casto now has three school records for the Aggies.
(Mark Honbo, Media Relations)
 

Nov. 22, 2003

Day 3 results
Day 2 results
Day 1 results

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Junior Matt Casto broke his own school record in the 200-yard breaststroke on Saturday night at the 2003 UC Irvine/Speedo Cup at Belmont Plaza Pool, finishing second in 2 minutes, 1.60 seconds and highlighting UC Davis' action during the final day of competition.

UC Davis sored 367 points and finished eighth in the team standings. Stanford won the team title with 1,885 points and was followed by BYU, which was second with 1,012.

Casto broke a 14-year-old school record in the 200 breaststroke on Oct. 18 at the University of the Pacific Invitational by clocking a time of 2:04.81. He lowered it again during Saturday morning's prelims, finishing in 2:02.83, and the pushed it down further on Saturday night at Long Beach, taking second to Gary Marshall of Stanford, who won in 2:00.22.

Casto set school records in the 100 breaststroke and 400 individual medley during Friday's competition and now has three school records overall.

Matt Roper was 18th in the 1,650 freestyle, Max Biessman was 21st, Daniel Jablonski took 22nd, and Ryan Driscoll was 24th to help the Aggies to several top showings in the distance event. Other top-25 showings came from Kyle Wooldridge who was 22nd in the 200 backstroke, andfrom Eddie Fernandez who was 22nd in the 200 breaststroke.

UC Davis returns to action with the Aggie Invitational on Jan. 10.

2003 UC IRVINE/SPEEDO CUP
Belmont Plaza Pool (Long Beach, Calif.)
Day 3 of 3
Winners plus UCD finishers

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(times in parentheses are prelims and are included if faster than finals time)
FINAL TEAM SCORES - 1. Stanford, 1,885; 2. BYU, 1,012; 3. Cal St. Bakersfield, 950.5; 4. UC San Diego, 567.5; 5. Air Force, 513.5; 6. UC Irvine, 493.5; 7. Pacific, 490; 8. UC Davis, 367; 9. Cal Baptist, 317; 10. UC Santa Cruz, 195; 11. Cal Poly, 5.

 

 

1,650 FREESTYLE - 1. Shaun Phillips, Stanford, 15:14.74... 18. Matt Roper, 16:49.83; 21. Max Biessman, 16:59.35; 22. Daniel Jablonski, 17:06.87; 24. Ryan Driscoll, 17:13.96.

200 BACKSTROKE - 1. Markus Rogan, Stanford, 1:42.97... 13. Kyle Wooldridge, 1:53.19; 26. Jacob Damante, 1:57.54; 28. Matt Roper, 1:59.09; 29. Eli Novichenok, 2:01.30; 30. Kyle Payne, 2:01.40 (2:00.43).

100 FREESTYLE - 1. Ben Wildman-Turbriner, Stanford, 44.42... 22. Kevin Williams, 47.45 (47.18); 59. Thomas Crawford, 49.86; 63. Brandon Bireley, 50.41; 66. Daniel Jablonski, 50.63; 67. Jeff McGee, 50.65; 73. Kaleb Wallen, 51.26; 81. Max Biessman, 52.55.

200 BREASTSTROKE - 1. Gary Marshall, Stanford, 2:00.22... 2. Matt Casto, 2:01.60; 22. Eddie Fernandez, 2:08.95; 28. Kyle Payne, 2:10.28; 36. Cameron Poya, 2:15.37; 37. Craig Gawlick, 2:15.38; 46. Vincent Mecozzi, 2:19.55; 47. Jacob Damante, 2:19.98; 48. Ryan Driscoll, 2:20.09; 51. Chris Cunningham, 2:27.88.

200 BUTTERFLY - 1. Jayme Cramer, Stanford, 1:45.37... 34. Kyle Wooldridge, 1:59.01; 38. Matt Arndt, 2:03.93; 40. Eli Novichenok, 2:05.53; 44. Kaleb Wallen, 2:09.08.

400 FREESTYLE RELAY - 1. BYU, 3:01.16... 8. UC Davis A, 3:11.91; 20. UC Davis B, 3:20.50; 24. UC Davis C, 3:26.49;