Stanford Downs Oregon State, San Jose State to Open Season

STANFORD, California, October 6. STANFORD (2-0) opened its 2006-07 campaign with victories over both Oregon State (1-1) and San Jose State (0-2) in a double dual meet Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center.

Elaine Breeden led the way for Stanford in her collegiate debut, clocking the meet's only NCAA A qualifying time to win the 200 fly in 1:58.08 and adding a second individual victory in the 100 free with an NCAA B mark of 50.63. Brooke Bishop (200 free, 1:49.49; 200 back, 1:59.48, NCAA B) and Julia Smit (100 back, 55.78; 200 breast, 2:19.99) each added a pair of victories with all but Smit's 200 breast time meeting the NCAA B standard. Bishop added another victory by anchoring Stanford's winning 200 medley relay team that finished in 1:45.36 and also featured Andrea Axtell, Desiree Stahley and Laura Wadden.

Lauren Costella (1000 free, 10:03.31), Cassidy Krug (3-meter, 269.20), Michelle Liu (50 free, 24.24), Caitlin Reynolds (500 free, 4:59.09) and Brooke Sullivan (1-meter diving, 242.00) added one win each for the Cardinal.

Oregon State captured four of the meet's 16 events with Felicia Castaneda (100 breast, 1:05.59), Saori Haruguchi (100 fly, 55.75) and Megan Evans (200 IM, 2:07.30) each winning individual events and a team of Erika Wirth, Anna Crandall, Kayla Rawlings and Brittney Iverson taking the 200 free relay in a time of 1:38.36. Stanford actually recorded the fastest time of the relay event when an exhibition foursome of Liu, Smit, Breeden and Bishop clocked in with an NCAA B mark of 1:33.60. Haruguchi had the event's other NCAA B time in her second-place finish in the 200 fly (2:01.67).

Stanford jumped out to wins in each of the first four events Friday and never trailed to either team.

"We had a great day today," Stanford head coach Lea Maurer said. "We had fun, we swam well. and we are excited about working even harder together."

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