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NCAA Division II Swimming : CS Bakersfield Men, CS Northridge Women Repeat Themselves

Associated Press

Cal State Bakersfield won its fourth straight men’s title, and Cal State Northridge women’s team won its third consecutive championship Saturday in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s Division II Swimming and Diving Championships at the University of Buffalo.

By winning an unprecedented 10 of 18 events, the Lady Matadors finished comfortably ahead of North Dakota and Oakland University of Michigan to earn their fourth national championship since 1982.

It was also the 13th title in 19 years for CSUN Coach Pete Accardy.

Meanwhile, the Cal State Northridge men’s team, despite competing with just seven swimmers, managed to finish in sixth place as junior Ted Hollahan won the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 45:01, edging Hilton Woods of Oakland University, who finished second in 45:02.

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Woods was named men’s swimmer of the meet, while Clarion’s Marcus Hevelke was diver of the meet.

Freshman Kristian Bruggert paced the Cal State Bakersfield men with a victory in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2 minutes 2.86 seconds.

The Roadrunners totaled 571 points to outdistance Oakland’s 406, with Cal State Chico finishing third at 243.

Cal State Northridge took the women’s title with 397 points. North Dakota was second with 280 and Oakland finished third with 270.

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Northridge’s Tina Schnare won her eighth career individual title by taking the 200-meter breaststroke with a time of 2:20.18.

Ann Wycoff of Army, named the women’s swimmer of the meet, won the 1,650 freestyle in 17:01.17, her ninth career title, the most ever by a woman in Division II competition.

The Unversity of Buffalo, the competition’s hosting school, placed eighth out of 19 teams in the women’s competition.


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