Two more former All-Met’s were part of a national title in this past weekend’s NCAA men’s championships.
Former All-Met swimmer of the Year Eric Friedland and former All-Met diver Matt Cooper were both part of Texas’s win, as the Longhorns took the team title with 500 points, ahead of Cal’s 469.5.
U-Va. finished 10th and Navy was 32nd.
Friedland turned in a solid performance in the 200 breaststroke, finishing in seventh place with a time of 1:54.80. He also was 22nd in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 53.81.
Texas teammate Matt Cooper finished third in the platform diving event with a score of 462.30 and ninth in 1-meter diving with a score of 395.95.
Michael McDonald (Virginia Tech) was 18th in the preliminaries in the 1-meter with a score of 340.95, and Logan Shinholser (Virginia Tech) was 33rd with a score of 274.70.
McDonald and Shinholser finished 24th and 25th in the platform prelims with scores of 267.60 and 245.05, respectively.
Cooper was also 16th in the 3-meter diving event with a score of 371.35. Shinholser was 25th in prelims with a score of 312.30 and McDonald was just behind in 26th with a score of 306.45.
Virginia’s Matt McLean (Potomac Falls) opened his weekend by finishing 10th in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:17.48, and then finished 19th in the 200 freestyle prelims with a time of 1:35.18. McLean finished 23rd in the 1650 freestyle prelims, turning in a time of 15:08.92.
McLean was also a member of U-Va.’s fourth-place 800 freestyle relay, leading off with a 1:34.48 split as U-Va. finished with a time of 6:20.30. McLean anchored the 400 freestyle relay with a split of 43.51 as U-Va. finished ninth in 2:52.89.
South Carolina’s Michael Flach (O’Connell) finished 27th in the 500 freestyle prelims, turning in a time of 4:21.33. Flach also finished 33rd in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:36.90 and was 29th in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:46.71.
Ohio State’s Stephen Sakaris (Wootton) was part of the Buckeyes’ eigthth place 800 freestyle relay, splitting a 1:35.56 en route to a time of 6:22.95.
Navy’s Adam Meyer (Whitman) finished 27th in the 200 individual medley preliminaries with a time of 1:45.74 and was also 14th in the 200 butterfly, turning in a time of 1:44.10.