Stanford Men Swim Past USC in Pac-12 Showdown

Luke Maurer. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Stanford men’s swimming and diving team defeated USC in a Pac-12 dual meet showdown on Saturday afternoon.

The No. 12 Cardinal won the meet 169-108 over the No. 20 Trojans.

Stanford began the meet with a strong win in the 200-yard medley relay. Leon MacAlister, Zhier Fan, Ethan Hu and Jonny Affeld touched the wall in 1:27.62, going 1-2 with the Stanford B team (1:28.56), opening the meet with a 16-2 lead.

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Stanford’s Matt Fenlon won the 1000 freestyle in 9:19.42, going 1-2 with Henry Morrissey (9:26.59).

Stanford’s Luke Maurer won the 200 free in 1:36.66, going 1-2 with Andrew Matejka (1:38.54).

MacAlister won the 100 backstroke in 47.17. Preston Forst won the 500 free (4:28.77). Andrei Minakov won the 100 fly (47.02).

Fan won the 100 breaststroke in 53.08, ahead of USC’s Chris O’Grady (54.00). He also won the 200 breast (1:56.93) again ahead of O’Grady (1:57.53).

Stanford freshman Andres Dupont won the 100 free (43.94), going 1-2 with Maurer (43.95), just one hundredth of a second behind. MacAlister was third in 44.45.

Stanford’s Hayden Kwan ton the 200 backstroke (1:46.31). Ron Polonsky won the 200 IM (1:47.59).

Rafael Gu, Maurer, Avery Voss and Minakov won the 200 free relay (1:19.73).

Stanford’s Jack Ryan won 1-meter diving with 353.70 points, holding off USC’s Laurent Paradis (348.08).

USC senior George Korovin won 3-meter with 368.03 points ahead of Paradis (360.25).

USC’s Jackson Odgers won the 200 butterfly in 1:47.55, going 1-2 with Harry Homans (1:48.00).

USC’s Artem Selin won the 50 free (19.89).


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