TEMPE, Arizona, January 25. STANFORD notched its third men's swimming and diving win in as many dual meets this season with a commanding 171.5-113.5 win at Arizona State Friday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
Stanford will head down the road from Tempe to face No. 1 Arizona at 11 p.m. (PT) on Saturday.
Kristian Ipsen and Arizona's Harrison Jones battled it out in both the 1- and 3-meter diving events.
Jones emerged victorious in each of the events, winning the 1-meter (413.78-408.98) while narrowly escaping with top honors off the high board (397.58-397.43).
The 400 medley relay quartet of Matthew Swanston, David Nolan, Aaron Wayne and Andrew Saeta went 3:15.35 for the meet-opening win. Stanford's B-relay was second in 3:19.19.
The Wildcats struck gold with Hayden Thomas' win in the 1,000 free with Thomas Stephens (9:27.65) claiming second for the Cardinal.
Drew Cosgarea (1:40.55) was first and Danny Thomson (1:42.07) tied for second in the 200 free.
Jack Lane (49.40), Matt Thompson (49.64) and Gray Umbach (49.97) staked the top three spots in the 100 back with Saeta (56.69) placing second one event later in the 100 breast. Saeta touched just ahead of Mason Shaw (56.99) for silver.
Tom Kremer (1:48.47) collected first-place points in the 200 fly.
Wayne owned the 50 free with a win in 20.40. Sean Duggan (21.00) and Jake Hartley (21.04) were second and third, respectively.
Chris Pickard (45.92) won the 100 free and Cosgarea copped the 200 back win in 1:48.57. Umbach was second in the 200 back in 1:48.90.
Nolan steered the Cardinal to a win with a 2:01.28 in the 200 breast and Duggan got in the win column by going 4:31.08 in the 500 free.
Arizona won the 100 fly when Alex Coci posted a 49.60, a touch away from Swanston's 49.94.
Thompson needed only 3:56.86 to win the 400 individual medley, paving the way for the Cardinal's 200 free relay team to post an NCAA B-cut in 1:20.65.
The eighth-ranked Stanford women's swimming and diving team won Friday's Pac-12 Conference dual meet against No. 20 Arizona State at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center, 125-110. Stanford will now regroup and travel to No. 6 Arizona for an 11 a.m. (PT) battle Saturday in Tucson.
“Today was a nice team win and a great way to get the ball rolling for the next eight weeks,” Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. “Katie Olsen and Allison Brown really stood out today. As good as we were against Arizona State, we know we have to get better as we head to Tucson tomorrow.”
Brown (1:50.65) finished strong in the 200 free with Felicia Lee (1:47.21) claiming the win in the event with an NCAA B-cut. Brown also went 4:50.33 in the 500 free, the second-fastest time on the day.
Olsen (23.65) was second behind Andi Murez (23.14) to go 1-2 in the 50 free and logged an NCAA B-cut with the day's fastest time in the 200 breast (2:13.93).
Olsen and the Cardinal's 400 medley relay team started the meet with a win in 3:37.85.
Andie Taylor (9:52.19) was second in the 1,000 free to lead a slew of Cardinal in the event.
Megan Fischer-Colbrie steamed through the 200 individual medley in 2:02.40 to go 1-2 with Sarah Haase, who was second in 2:02.62.
Kristie Chen (2:01.36) won the 200 fly and Julia Ama (51.06) claimed second in the 100 free.
Maya DiRado (1:56.28) and Lee (1:57.50) both registered an NCAA B-cut in the 200 back while finishing 1-2 in the race.
Murez, Julia Anderson, Allison Arnold and Maddy Schaefer teamed to finish first in the 400 free relay.
Stephanie Phipps (300.83) was second off the 1-meter board and third in the 3-meter event (302.40).
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