Stanford Men Win Intersectional Clash Against Michigan

Palo Alto, CA, January 8. The Stanford men's swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 136-102 victory Friday over ninth-ranked Michigan at the Avery Aquatic Center, reported the Cardinal.

The Cardinal opened the dual meet with a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 yard medley relay. Hongzhe Sun, Gary Marshall, Matt McDonald and Ben Wildman-Tobriner took top honors, clocking in with a season-best time of 3:14.77. The relay squad of Tobias Oriwol, Ricky Eddy, Peter Carothers and Matt Crowe placed second, touching the wall at 3:22.98. Thomas Brown, Karl Boehringer, Mark Stephens and Egan Gans finished third posting a time of 3:31.72.

The first individual event of the meet – the 1000 yard freestyle – was won by Cardinal Shaun Phillips who won in a season-best time of 9:12.02. He was followed by Michigan's Brendan Neligan (9:15.91) and Alex Vanderkaay (9:22.24).

U.S. Olympian Peter Vanderkaay controlled the 200 freestyle for the Wolverines, taking the lead on the third 50 from Stanford’s Andy Grant, touching at 1:36.15. Stanford finished 2-3 with sophomore Grant second in a season-best 1:37.27 and Jayme Cramer third in 1:38.10.

The Cardinal finished 1-2 in the 50 yard freestyle with Ben Wildman-Tobriner, taking top honors, in a season-best time of 20.26. He was followed by teammate Kyle Ransom whose time of 20.70 was also a season-best.

Junior Tobias Oriwol won the 200 yard IM in a season-best time of 1:47.98. Michigan's Chris DeJong took second (1:48.57) while Stanford sophomore Hongzhe Sun finished third (1:49.14).

In the men's one-meter diving, senior Jesse Fonner placed first (342.67), followed by teammates Kevin McLean (297.92) and Jeff Durbin (292.77).

The next event was the 200 yard butterfly where senior Matt McDonald built a big early lead (:50.46) and posted a season-best time of 1:45.91 to win the event. Michigan's Davis Tarwater was second in 1:46.03, after trailing by 1.72 at the midway point, while senior Jayme Cramer placed third (1:46.14).

The 100 yard free was won by Wolverine Peter Vanderkaay in a time of 44.35. Sophomore Kyle Ransom took second in a season-best 45.16 while teammate Andy Grant clocked in at 45.25 to finish third.

Michigan’s Chris DeJong added a 200 back win at 1:44.23. Cardinal Hongzhe Sun, an Olympic Trials finalist in this event along with DeJong, led :51.52 to :51.68 at the hundred but finished second in 1:45.24, followed by Cardinal teammate Tobias Oriwol (1:46.63).

Daniel Beal, a Stanford freshman from Santa Barbara, was victorious in the 500 yard freestyle, posting a season-best of 4:26.39. Sophomore Shaun Phillips placed second in 4:27.40, followed by Michigan's Andrew Hurd (4:27.73).

Senior diver Jesse Fonner once again took top honors in the three-meter diving event with a score of 263.25. Cardinal freshman Nathan Kim was second (243.90), followed by Wolverine Jake Boehm (240.60).

Stanford scored enough points by the 200 breaststroke to enter all its swimmers exhibition Christian Vanderkaay got the official victory for Michigan at 2:04.44, but Stanford senior Gary Marshall turned in the top time in the 200 yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:01.81. He was followed by teammate Nick Wolfe's 2:02.22.

In the final event of the meet, Michigan's relay team took first in the 400 yard free relay in a time of 2:59.08 (DeJong, :45.22; Tarwater, :44.68; Hurd, :45.16, P. Vanderkaay, :44.00). Stanford’s exhibition crew of Ben Wildman-Tobriner (:44.88), Jayme Cramer, Kyle Ransom and Andy Grant turned in the second-fastest time of the day at 2:59.54.

Stanford is back in action next week on Saturday, January 15 in a dual meet against Pacific at 11 a.m. at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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