INDIANAPOLIS — Junior Matt Biondi of California, the world record-holder in the 100-meter freestyle, set American, U.S. Open and NCAA records with a time of 19.22 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle at the 63rd NCAA Division I men's swimming and diving championships Thursday.
The 6-6 Biondi, named the U.S. Swimmer of the Year in 1985, outraced Tom Jager of UCLA, who held the American and NCAA marks of 19.24 last year and was going for a third consecutive NCAA title in the event. Jager was second in 19.35, and Tom Williams of Iowa was a distant third in 19.76.
The Stanford foursome of Sean Murphy, John Moffett, Pablo Morales and Dave Lundberg won the 400 medley relay in 3 minutes 12.47 seconds.
The victory gave Stanford, the defending champion, a slim lead after the opening day with 105 points. Florida was second with 101 and UCLA third with 98.