UCSD Men Sitting Second Behind Kenyon

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.