Stanford and UC-Santa Cruz Hold (Mostly) Sprint Events In Season-Opening Dual Meet

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The men’s swimming teams from Stanford and UC-Santa Cruz gathered at the Avery Aquatic Center in Palo Alto for their first dual meet of the season. The competition featured mostly sprint events, with a distance freestyle event thrown in for good measure.

The meet was unscored, but Stanford clearly had the upper hand, winning all the events. The meet featured 50- and 100-yard distances of each stroke, as well as a 500 free and 200 IM. The meet wrapped up with a 200 freestyle relay.

Five Stanford Cardinal swimmers each won two events. Patrick Conaton won the meet’s first event – the 50 backstroke – with a 23.14 by just a hundredth of a second over freshman teammate Ryan Dudzinski. Conaton was largely unchallenged later in the meet in the 100 back, winning with a 49.69.

Christian Brown won the 50 breast with a 25.85, then had two teammates push him in the 100 breast. Brown won the 100 breast with a 56.39, ahead of the 56.82 by Matt Anderson and the 56.85 by Daniel Le.

Connor Black won both butterfly events, with Gray Umbach and Andrew Liang right at his shoulder. Black took the 50 fly with a 22.03 with Umbach second in 22.12 and Liang third in 22.23. In the 100 fly, Black managed the win with a 48.45 over the 48.63 from Umbach and the 48.98 from Liang.

Sam Perry was the top sprint freestyler of the day, winning the 50 free in 20.50 and the 100 free in 44.61. Max Williamson mixed it up with a win in the 200 IM with a 1:48.44 and a 1:38.49 to win the 200 free.

Danny Thomson won the 500 free by more than five seconds with a 4:25.84. Stanford closed out the meet with a convincing 1:21.73 from the A squad in the 200 free relay.

2015 Stanford Men vs. UC-Santa Cruz Dual Meet – Results

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