Stanford Stays Undefeated In Pac-12 With Win Over Oregon State

CORVALLIS, Oregon, October 25. THE Stanford women’s swimming and diving team had no trouble dispatching of its second Pac 12 rival in three weeks as the Cardinal took down Oregon State, 170-88, on Friday night in Corvallis.

Stanford Press Release

The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team won nine of the first 10 events to dominate Oregon State, 170-88, Friday afternoon in its first road contest of the 2013-14 season. Felicia Lee won three individual events and Katie Olsen swept the 100 and 200 breaststrokes to help the Cardinal to its third straight dual win.

Stanford (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12) kicked off the event in winning fashion by taking the top three spots in the 4×50-yard medley relay, before the Beavers’ (0-3, 0-3 Pac-12) Sammy Harrison won the 1,000-yard free. The Cardinal responded with eight straight victories to secure the meet and used the final swims primarily as exhibitions.

Lee was quickest in the 200 butterfly (1:58.89) and 100 free (49.95) during the deciding stretch and also added a first-place showing in the 200 IM (2:01.61) later in the meet. Olsen edged teammate Sarah Haase in the 100 breaststroke, 1:03.00 to 1:03.38, and clipped Maya DiRado, 2:17.48 to 2:19.10, in the 200. DiRado, however, did win the 200 free in 1:47.64 earlier in the meet.

Annemarie Thayer (100 back, 55.89), Julia Ama (50 free, 23.57), Tara Halsted (200 back, 2:00.56) and Mackenzie Stein (100 fly, 55.92) also clocked first-place times for Stanford.

Harrison, a sophomore who already holds three Oregon State program records, snapped the Stanford event winning streak by taking first in the 1,000 free. She was the only Beavers swimmer to win an individual event.

Stanford’s divers have still yet to appear in a meet, as Oregon State’s roster consists of only swimmers.

The Cardinal is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2010-11.

Stanford returns to The Farm Nov. 2 for a dual meet against Wisconsin. The Saturday non-conference matchup, which is the Cardinal’s last dual of the fall, is slated for 11 a.m. at Avery Aquatic Center.

Oregon State Press Release

Sophomore Sammy Harrison tallied two first-place finishes Friday afternoon, as the Oregon State swimming team fell to Stanford 170-88 at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. Harrison placed first in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:53.08, before winning the 500 freestyle at 4:51.98. She also took a fourth-place finish in the 100 freestyle (52.87).

“We had some girls reach their personal-bests today, and that falls in line with what we’re trying to do,” said head coach Larry Liebowitz. “We’re moving in the right direction. Our girls were better underwater and they were stronger at the ends of races. We just need to stay the course and keep positive. Our girls did a really awesome job.”

Senior Crystal Kibby recorded a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:06.28) and the 200 breaststroke (2:22.92). Freshman Czsarina Isleta followed Kibby in the 200 breaststroke, taking fourth with a time of 2:25.43. Sophomore Amani Amr took third in the 100 backstroke at 56.53, before placing fourth in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:03.12.

Junior Dakota Bloch finished fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:55.56), while senior Aya Fujimura placed fourth in the 200 butterfly (2:07.45). Freshman Anni Hecker took fourth in the 50 freestyle at 24.80.

Oregon State will host its alumni meet Saturday at Stevens Natatorium. The meet will begin at 9 a.m. The Beavers’ next competitive meet will be Friday, Nov. 1 at UCLA.

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