By Jeff Faraudo
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 12:44 am in Swimming.
Tom Shields set an American short-course record in the 200-yard butterfly, but Michigan dethroned two-time champion Cal in the NCAA men’s swimming championships at Indianapolis.
The Wolverines won their first national crown since 1995. They scored 480 points to 406.5 for the runnerup Bears.
Shields won the 200 fly in 1 minute, 39.65 seconds for his 11th NCAA title.
The Cal rugby team beat Utah 51-29 at Witter Field to clinch the inaugural PAC Rugby Conference title. The Bears improved to 18-0 on the season, 5-0 in conference play.
Cal football signee Takkarist McKinley of Kennedy HS in Richmond won the high school section of the 100 meters at the Stanford Invitational, running 10.71 seconds.
Keep in mind, this is a 6-foot-3, 240-pound defense end . . . with sprinter’s speed.
Amador Valley HS’s Matt Esparza, who will compete next season for the Cal track team, won the shot put with a toss of 59 feet, 6 1/4 inches and was third in the discus at 158-0.