Friday, March 23, 2001

Dusing sets records in NCAA meet




The Associated Press

        COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Covington Catholic graduate Nate Dusing set a record in the 200-yard individual medley and helped defending champion Texas take the lead Thursday in the NCAA swimming and diving championships.

        Dusing, who finished second in the 200 individual medley last year, set the record at 1 minute, 42.85 seconds. He broke the record of 1:43.52 set by Greg Burgess of Florida in 1993. The swim was also an American short-course record and the senior's first national title.

        “I haven't had this much fun swimming in a long time,” said Dusing, who won a relay gold medal at the Sydney Olympics last year. “I went out after it, and everything was clicking.”

        Dusing also helped the Longhorns set an NCAA record in the 400 medley relay with a swim of 3:05.37, breaking Stanford's record of 3:07.28 set in 1995. Brendan Hansen, Tom Hannan and Ian Crocker were the other relay swimmers for the Longhorns.

        Troy Dumais of Texas won the 1-meter springboard diving competition for the second consecutive year with 397.60 points. Dumais will try to defend his 3-meter title Saturday.

        Texas leads with 185 points after the first of three days of competition. Stanford (170) is second and Tennessee (114.5) third.

       



Sports Stories
Southern Cal KOs Kentucky, 80-76
USC happy to prevent UK-Duke
UK's Mr. Clutch became Mr. Invisible
Poignant ending for Smith & Son
Duke 76, UCLA 63
Maryland 76, Georgetown 66
Midwest Regional preview
South Regional preview
Lubbock prepares to welcome Knight
Men's NCAA pairings
Men's Sweet 16 pairings
Pitino reports to work bright and early
Women's NCAA pairings
Women's NCAA pairings
Elder ready to take on No. 1
Elder - Brookhaven scouting report
Ohio boys basketball scores
Ohio boys state tournament roundup
Ohio boys state pairings
Ohio boys tennis preview
Ohio boys volleyball preview
Highlands advances to quarterfinals
Highlands - Henderson Co. scouting report
Kentucky girls Sweet Sixteen
Ky. girls Sweet Sixteen roundup
N.Ky. wrestling all-stars
Buckle Down Ben Spiral Stakes favorite
- Dusing sets records in NCAA meet

Stanford too big for Bearcats, 78-65
Will Satterfield go pro?
Collins brothers were 1-2 punch
Hard work wasn't enough
Stanford knew what to do
UC Notebook
Martin breaks leg again
Baby, teaching, basketball make for real March Madness
Fernandez out of rotation equation
Rivera out to prove worth to Reds
Larkin making progress
Game report: Reds 16, Blue Jays (ss) 3