The first night of the Pacific 10 men's swimming and diving championships produced two new champions Thursday, two repeat champions and the same leader it has for five years running--Stanford.
The Cardinal, which has also won the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. title two straight years, came into the meet at the Cerritos Olympic Swim Center as the No. 1 team in the nation. No other Pac-10 school was given a chance to win this meet, which runs through Saturday, and apparently, none will.
After four swimming and two diving events (held last weekend at the University of Arizona), the Cardinal has 237 points. California is second with 210 points, followed by UCLA (157), USC (135), Arizona State (129), Arizona (75) and Washington (26).
Retaining their Pac-10 titles were Cal's Matt Biondi, the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. and American record-holder in the 50-yard freestyle, and Stanford's 400-yard medley relay team.