In what was expected to be a close, competitive meet, was true to form on the opening night of the NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday in Federal Way, Wash.
California won three titles, capped by an impressive victory in the men's 400-yard medley relay.
Relay members Mathias Gydesen, Nolan Koon, Tom Shield and Tyler Messerschmidt led the Golden Bears to their third consecutive victory in the event in 3:03.24.
Texas sprinter Jimmy Feigen won the 50-yard freestyle in 19.01. Feigen also swam leadoff (19.05) on the Longhorns' winning 200-yard freestyle in 1:16.58 in the meet's opening event.
Georgia Junior Martin Grodzki won the 500-yard freestyle in 4:12.95. Florida State's Mateo DeAngulo was tenth in 4:17.10. Florida freshman Carlos Omana was 42nd in 4:29.71. It was the NCAA debut for the Miami Metro Aquatics swimmer.
Texas teammate Drew Livingston won the 1-meter springboard title with 448.10 points. It was his second NCAA title after winning as a freshman.
California finished the night in the lead with 157.5 points and Stanford was second with 140 points. Texas, Arizona and Auburn rounded out the top five. University of Florida is eighth with 58 followed by Louisville with 46.