STANFORD, California, January 6. STANFORD rang in the New Year with a 159-92 men's swimming dual meet win over Pacific Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal recorded the top time in each of the events on the day.
“This was a great chance for us to race after a great holiday training period,” Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp said. “The team had the opportunity to improve on their mental toughness and focus. We're looking forward to getting back into the academic calendar and traveling to Arizona in late January.”
Next up for No. 8 Stanford (2-0) is the Bruin Diving Invitational (Jan. 11-13) in Los Angeles, Calif. The Cardinal will travel to Arizona State (Jan. 25) and Arizona (Jan. 26) for a Pac-12 Conference twinbill later this month.
A 1:28.52 in the 200 medley relay gave David Nolan, Mason Shaw, Jack Lane and Aaron Wayne a victory to start the day for the Cardinal.
Bryan Offutt (9:20.13) was first in the 1,000 free in front of Danny Thomson (9:28.54), Drew Cosgarea (9:34.94) and Ben Holston (9:54.62).
Sean Duggan won the 200 free in 1:39.53 ahead of Ethan Hallowell (1:39.79) and Chris Pickard (1:41.08).
The 100 back saw Matthew Swanston earn first-place points in 49.02 as Will Gunderson (50.18) was second and Matt Thompson (50.62) finished third.
Mason Shaw (56.57) won the 100 breast and Mack Montgomery (1:47.58) touched first in the 200 fly in front of a trio of other Cardinal swimmers. Wayne (20.43), Andrew Saeta (20.53) and Jake Hartley (20.88) swept the top three spots in the 50 free.
Ethan Hallowell (45.53) was the first of four Cardinal to finish in the 100 free.
Nolan (1:46.63) won the 200 back and Robert Hommel (2:07.60) duplicated the feat in the 200 breast.
Mitchell Stoehr (4:35.28) logged the fastest time in the 500 free and Ben Lovell (49.20) bested all swimmers in the 100 fly.
Hommell (3:59.06) led all swimmers in the 400 individual medley.
Nolan, Wayne, Saeta and Duggan teamed to touch first in 2:59.59 to close the day in the 400 free relay.
The Stanford women's swimming team improved to 3-1 on the season with a 147-104 victory Saturday over Pacific at the Avery Aquatic Center. No. 7 Stanford resumes action Jan. 11-13 at the Bruin Diving Invitational in Los Angeles.
“It was nice to be racing today after a very productive training camp the last few weeks,” head coach Greg Meehan said. “The team handled racing under early high levels of fatigue very well.
“It was also very nice to have Felicia Lee competing for the first time this season.”
Lee contributed to wins in the 100 back and 200 medley relay, the former of which came in 1:41.60 along with Maddy Schaefer, KC Moss and Jaynie Pulte.
Natalie Durant's 10:13.24 won the 1,000 free and edged out Fiona Majeau, who touched in at 10:14.67.
Andie Taylor (1:50.02) placed ahead of Allison Brown (1:50.42) and Allison Arnold (1:52.13) to give Stanford a sweep of the top three spots in the 200 free.
Lee won the 100 back in 53.92 in front of Megan Fischer-Colbrie (55.32) and Jessie Hammes (59.21).
Sarah Haase (1:02.40) and Moss (1:02.47) were first and second, respectively, in the 100 breast. With Kaia Simmons (2:02.91) claiming top honors in the 200 fly ahead of Kirstie Chen (2:02.96).
Andi Murez (23.11), Katie Olsen (24.04), Julia Ama (24.53) and Haley Sims (24.75) led the pack in the 50 free. Schaefer (49.91) was victorious in the 100 free and Annemarie Thayer (1:59.80) topped the podium in the 200 back. Olsen went 2:15.29 to win the 200 breast as Arnold (2:22.54) was second.
Majeau went 4:59.86 in the 500 free and Murez finished the 100 fly in 56.27. Taylor (4:18.54) shined in the 400 individual medley.
The 400 free relay saw Pulte, Durant, Chen and Schaefer team to tap in at 3:29.18.
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