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California Has Lead In NCAA Swimming Championships

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — California won three events to take a commanding 63 1/2-point lead at the NCAA men’s swimming championships Friday night.

Cal’s Damir Dugonjic became a three-time champion in the 100-yard breastroke with a time of 50.94 seconds. Tom Shields won the 100 backstroke in 45.02 seconds.

The Golden Bears 200 medley relay team of Guy Barnea, Graeme Moore, Nathan Adrian and Dugonjic took first in 1:23.12 to start the night.

Texas, the defending champions, is in second with 288.5 points and Stanford is in third with 278.5.

Purdue’s David Boudia won the 3-meter diving event with a score of 472.30. He won the 1-meter on Thursday and can sweep all three diving events with a win in the platform on Saturday.

Stanford’s Austin Staab won the 100 butterfly in 44.69 seconds, the third title of his career.

Georgia senior Bill Cregar won the 400 individual medley in 3:40.97 and Florida’s Brett Fraser took the 200 freestyle in 1:32.21.

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