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Stanford Tops San Jose State; Maya DiRado Doubles Up -- September 28, 2012

STANFORD, California, September 28. STANFORD won each of the first five races to open a commanding lead over visiting San Jose State and never looked back in a non-conference dual meet to open the 2012-13 campaign Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Overall, Stanford earned first-place points in 11 events as Maya DiRado won a pair of individual races.

"It was great to see our team race, and now we're better able to identify some areas in which we need to get better," said first-year head coach Greg Meehan, who made his Stanford debut on the pool deck against San Jose State. "There are a number of things you can miss when you're in a training environment, and we learned in today's competitive environment that we need to make better decisions in our races."


The Cardinal now looks ahead to hosting an Oct. 6 alumni meet before returning to competitive action with the George Haines Invitational (Oct. 12-13).

The 200 free relay tandem of Megan Fischer-Colbrie, Katie Olsen, Haley Sims and Maddy Schaefer pulled out the win in 1:43.80 to open the meet.

Allison Brown posted a 10:20.50 to take first in the 1,000 free with Fiona Majeau (10:33.47) adding fourth-place points.

A third straight Cardinal win came in the form of Dirado's 1:50.67 in the 200 free. Andi Murez (1:50.81) and Andie Taylor (1:50.95) followed Dirado to give Stanford the top three spots.

Stanford went on to claim gold and silver in the 100 back behind the efforts of Fischer-Colbrie (56.20) and Schaefer (57.89) and kept the winning streak alive as Olsen went 1:02.75 to win her collegiate debut in the 100 breast. KC Moss was third in the race with a 1:04.93.
San Jose State posted its first win as Julia Craddock (2:04.08) touched first in the 200 fly. Kristen Chen (2:05.85) was second while Mackenzie Stein (2:11.79) took fifth.

Murez placed first in the splash-and-dash with a 23.82. Julia Ama (24.02) was fourth for the Cardinal.

Sloane Brazina (220.95) was third in the 1-meter event with Alexandra Clay (202.95) taking fourth. The high board featured a first-place showing by Lillian Hinrichs (259.58), followed by Stephanie Phipps (238.50) in fourth and Kelly Markle (229.95) in fifth.

Annemarie Thayer (2:00.97) was followed by Jessie Hammes (2:06.74) in the 200 back, giving the Cardinal the top two spots.

Sarah Haase (2:18.43) led all Cardinal swimmers in the 200 breast with a silver-worthy effort.

Julia Anderson (5:01.01) notched a win in the 500 free with a resounding come-from-behind swim, marking the first of three straight victories for the Cardinal to close the meet.

Dirado (56.25) was first in the 100 fly and Taylor (2:05.56) led all racers in the 200 individual medley.

Each of Stanford's 400 free relay units were of the exhibition variety, finishing with respective times of 3:28.87, 3:35.89 and 3:36.66.

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Results: Stanford vs. San Jose State

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