Shaun Jordan's victory in the 100-meter freestyle slowed down an upset bid by Stanford Saturday night and helped carry the Texas Longhorns to their fourth consecutive NCAA swimming and diving championship.
Stanford came into the final night of the competition trailing Texas by 52 points and the Cardinal made up all but five points of that deficit in the first two events of the evening.Texas swimmers, however, finished first, sixth and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle with Jordan capturing the race in 42.45.
After Jordan's victory, Texas diver Jason Rhodes finished second in the 10-meter platform event to clinch the team championship and the Longhorns finished the night by nipping USC in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Texas became the fourth school to win at least four NCAA swimming titles in a row, piling up 476 points to 420 for Stanford. Florida finished a distant third with 313 points followed by USC at 3121/2, Tennessee 249, Michigan 2451/2, Arizona 195, SMU 183, Arizona State 179 and UCLA 168.
The evening was highlighted by Artur Wojdat of Iowa capturing his third race of the week, a triumph in the 1,650-yard freestyle.