Poulsbo’s Ryan Villopoto
took advantage of a late crash to move from third to first
during the AMA Supercross at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on
Saturday night. It was his third win of the season and left him 10
points ahead of James Stewart in the points race at the halfway
point of the season.
Here’s a photo of Villopoto at the finish line.
Nathan Adrian did what he could, but the No. 1-ranked California
Bears lost a Pac-10 meet for the first time this season to rival
and second-ranked Stanford, 124.5 to 118.5.
Adrian won the 50-yard freestyle (19.24 seconds) and 100 free
(42.80) and was the anchor leg in the 400 free relay.
The dual meet came down to the 400 relay. Despite an outstanding
swim by Adrian (41.51), Cardinal Austin Staab out-touched Adrian at
the wall as Stanford won, 2:53.97 to 2:54.05.
The Bears (4-1, 3-1 Pac-10) and Cardinal (7-0, 4-0) will compete
in the upcoming Pac-10 Championships in Long Beach, March 2-5.
Last time Marvin Williams played the Knicks, he was ejected
after getting into it with New York’s Shawne Williams in a Jan. 28
game in Atlanta. According to
this report in the New York Daily News, Williams called on a
couple of friends to help him out after getting heckled at
Madison Square Garden in the return engagement earlier this week.
Wonder if they were pals from Bremerton?
Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is of the
belief that the Atlanta Hawks would be better of if Bremerton’s
Marvin Williams was moved to the bench.
“And it’s not that Marvin isn’t capable of making an imprint on
games; it’s just that, for 5 1/2 puzzling seasons, he has been
content to do the minimum,” writes Bradley.
Read the full post
column saying that while Marvin is a solid player, a “glue”
guy, trading him could put the Hawks over the top.
California senior and Bremerton native Nathan Adrian was
featured in a story by Mechelle Voepel on ESPN.com Monday.
Voepel spoke to Adrian about his Olympic experience, his final
year swimming for Cal and his desire to help the Bears to an NCAA
men’s title — a first since the 1980 season.
Here’s an excerpt:
“It would mean everything to me; it’s one of the main reasons I
decided to swim collegiately this year,” Adrian said. “I saw a lot
of potential in our team. It’s something I didn’t want to miss out
on. It’s exciting to even think about, so to be honest, I try to
put it out of my mind and not get too riled up about it.”
You can read the rest of the story here.
California senior Nathan Adrian won the 50 and 100-yard
freestyles as the No. 1-ranked Golden Bears beat No. 8 USC,
160-133 on Friday in a Pac-10 swimming meet.
Adrian, a Bremerton native, won the 50 free in 19.25 seconds and
the 100 free in 42.57.
Also, Adrian was named the Swimming World Performer of the Week last
week after his leg in the 400-free relay in Cal’s win over Arizona.
Adrian swam a 42.61, the fastest unshaven, untapered collegiate
time this year.
Next up for the Bears will be Cal State Bakersfield, Saturday at
Bremerton’s Marvin Williams made his first comments since being
ejected after getting into a scrap with New York’s Shawne Williams
last Friday. Williams missed Atlanta’s game on Saturday and must
also sit out Wednesday’s game.
Marvin’s coach Larry Drew told the Atlanta Constitution-Journal
that the the incident might be good for the team, which is viewed
as soft by some around the league. Read the full story