Stanford Cleans Up At Weekend Invites

By Lauren Sampl

BOULDER, Colorado, October 16. IT was a busy weekend for college dual meets, but perhaps no school was busier than the Stanford women and men.

The Cardinal women competed at the two-day George Haines Invitational, picking up a team victory over squads from San Jose State, Hawaii and Nevada.

Felicia Lee swam to three first place finishes in the morning session, held in long course meters, posting times of 57.73 in the 100 free, 1:01.74 in the 100 fly and 2:20.63 in the 200 back. She added wins in the 50-yard fly (24.25) and 50-yard back (24.94) on Friday night.

Teammate Andie Taylor earned two wins on Saturday in the 200 meter free (2:05.22) and 200 meter fly (2:18.63) to boost the women to victory.

Meanwhile, the Stanford men took on Hawaii on Friday, where freshman David Nolan raced to wins in the 200 free (1:38.40) and 200 back (1:46.57) to lead the men to victory.

On Saturday, the team traveled to Stockton, California to compete in the Pacific Invitational, where they took home the team title over host Pacific and Brigham Young.

Cardinal Jonathan Edwards was named Swimmer of the Meet after winning three events at the meet. His titles came in the 100 back (49.13), 200 IM (1:49.86) and 200 back (1:47.19).

In other Division I action, Georgia took on inter-state rival Georgia Tech, with both the men and women coming out on top. For the Georgia women, the win marked their 74th consecutive dual/tri meet victory at Gabrielsen Natatorium.

Bulldog Andrew Gemmell was triumphant in three events at the meet, touching first in the 1000 free (9:12.79), 400 IM (3:58.57) and 500 free (4:29.70).

Kelsey Gaid posted quick times in the 200 back (1:59.31) and 200 free (1:50.96) to lead the Georgia women.

On Thursday night, the defending men's NCAA champion Cal-Berkeley kicked off their season against Hawaii, narrowly defeating the visiting Rainbow men by a score of 154-135.

Cal took home wins in nine events, with each win coming from a different individual.
Will Hamilton (200 fly, 1:49.58), Shayne Fleming (50 free, 20.36), Sam Metz (200 free, 1:39.16), Marcin Tarczynski (100 back, 49.02) and Nolan Koon (100 breast, 54.81) all posted solid times to lead the Golden Bears.

In Division III action, Denison kicked off its season with a win over visiting Asbury. Quinn Bartlett and Ben Snader each won two events for the men. Bartlett's wins came in the 200 back (1:51.02) and 50 free (21.46) while Snader touched first in the 100 breast (1:00.55) and 200 breast (2:13.41).

Alyssa Swanson (50 free, 24.20; 100 free, 52.24) and Natalie Lugg (100 breast, 1:06.52; 200 breast, 2:28.42) picked up two wins apiece for the Denison women.