Stanford Downs Pair of Pool Records in Triumph Over UCLA

STANFORD, California, February 1. NO. 2 Stanford set a pair of pool records during its Pac-12 Conference women's swimming and diving dual meet win Friday over No. 12 UCLA at the Avery Aquatic Center. Maddy Schaefer (50 free) and Felicia Lee (100 back) set respective all-time best marks at the Avery Aquatic Center to help lead the Cardinal to a 165-135 victory over the visiting Bruins.

The win was the fourth straight — and the third against as many ranked opponents — for the Cardinal (6-1). Stanford closes out the home portion of its schedule Saturday against No. 1 USC at the Avery Aquatic Center. The meet will begin at noon (PT) with Senior Day ceremonies beginning at 11:45 a.m.

“We had some real nice performances today from top to bottom,” Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. “As a whole, we managed the meet really well and took care of our individual business to help the team come away with a victory. Now we shift our focus to be even better tomorrow.”

Schaefer (22.27) set the pool's 50 free record by finishing over one second ahead of Julia Ama (23.57). Alex Whitford (23.62) shot through to complete the 1-2-3- finish for the Cardinal.

Liv Jensen of Palo Alto High School held the previous pool record which stood since 2008.

With a 52.99, Lee broke her own record in the 100 back which she set in 2012. Andi Murez (55.09) was second in the race.

Lee and Schaefer also helped guide Stanford's 200 medley relay to a win in 1:39.08 to start the meet.

Emma Ivory-Ganja (285.38) won the 1-meter event, out-scoring Stanford's Stephanie Phipps (282.23) and Sloane Brazina (269.18). Phipps got back on top with 317.85 points to win the 3-meter battle.

Allison Brown (9:55.41) took second in the 1,000 free and came back after the first break to win the 500 free in 4:51.18. Maya DiRado (1:47.42) shouldered the load with a victory in the 200 free.

KC Moss (1:02.74) boosted the Cardinal with a 100 breast win and Sarah Haase added to the total by claiming gold in the 200 breast with a 2:13.92.

UCLA's Noelle Tarazona took the 200 fly by winning the event in 1:57.71 as Ting Quah (53.39) won the 100 fly to give the Bruins the sweep.

Andie Taylor (2:01.49) was second in the 200 individual medley with Anna Senko (2:01.37) winning the race for UCLA.

Murez, Schaefer, Ama and Whitford ended the meet with a win in the 200 free relay by going 1:31.38.

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