PALO ALTO, California, September 27. THE Stanford women’s swimming team opened the season with a decisive victory over San Jose State, 138-100. While the senior class led the tally in terms of event wins, the freshman class showed promise in their collegiate racing debuts.
Maya DiRado, a member of the world championship team in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly, showed serious range on Thursday with wins in the 1000 freestyle and 100 butterfly. After posting a 10:07.36 in the 1000, DiRado took the victory in the 100 fly with a 55.88.
Felicia Lee, who spoke about starting her senior year at Stanford on The Morning Swim Show, scored points for the Cardinal in the 500 free with a 4:59.13 and also branched out into the 100 breaststroke placing fourth with a 1:07.08, well behind winner and Stanford teammate Katie Olsen’s 1:04.36.
Olympian Lia Neal made her college competition debut Thursday, winning the 200 freestyle with a 1:52.74 and placing third in the 100 fly with a 57.77. She also split 23.59 on the freestyle leg of the 200 medley relay and 24.08 in the 200 free relay.
San Jose State notched three wins at the meet. Freshman Alysha Bush posted a 52.24 in the 100 free, senior Darcie Anderson won the 200 IM with a 2:11.09 and the 200 free relay got the win with a 1:38.17. It should be noted that Stanford swam exhibition in the 200 IM and 200 free relay, meaning swimmers did not score points regardless of time.
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