The UC San Diego men’s swim team was second after the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. Division III championships at Brunswick, Me., Thursday, trailing first-place Kenyon by 64 points.
“We scored exactly the amount of points that we thought was realistic,” UCSD Coach Bill Morgan said. “Kenyon scored a few more than we expected.”
Highlights for the Tritons included Brad Thomas’ second place in the 500-yard freestyle at 4:31.89 and Jason Vance’s fifth place in the 50 freestyle in 21.30.
UCSD’s 800-freestyle relay team of Randy Franke, Brad Thomas, Dave Dolotta and Rich Daniels finished second in 6:49.02.
In the 200 individual medley, Greg Goodrich, Derron Fredrick, Jeff Vance and Steve Denys finished second in 1:34.91. They led until the final 50, when Kenyon’s Jon Howell swam anchor in 19.4 to Denys’ 20.5.
Ricky Romero (16-1) of Torrance won a split decision over Jose Quirino (23-5) in a 10-round flyweight fight, the main event of a boxing card at the El Cortez Hotel.
In the heavyweight fight, Billy Bolton of San Diego defeated Jerry Rodgers on a second-round TKO.
Former World Boxing Council champion Lonnie Smith defeated Lonnie Smith of Las Vegas with a third-round knockout.
The second annual Pro-Am Bodysurfing Championship sponsored by the International Bodysurfing Assn. will be held Saturday at Pacific Beach, just south of the Crystal Pier. Preliminary rounds begin at 7 a.m., with the finals scheduled for approximately 1 p.m.