Stanford Cardinal Def. Arizona Wildcats
- Stanford vs. Arizona
- Saturday, January 22, 2022
- Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford, CA
- Results PDF
- Women: Stanford 176 Arizona 86 Men: Stanford 170 Arizona 101
Stanford hosted Arizona on Saturday, January 22nd for a dual meet. Both teams competed in meets Friday, January 21st. Stanford earned wins over Arizona State, and Arizona lost to Cal.
The Stanford women cruised to a 176-86 win over the Arizona Wildcats. Stanford exhibitioned all of their non top swims after the 50 freestyle.
Freshman Regan Smith led the way for the Cardinals. Smith won the 100 backstroke (51.47), 200 backstroke (1:52.40), and 100 butterfly (52.43). Her 100 butterfly was a season best (Note: she did not swim the event at midseason). Her 100 backstroke was a dual meet best time, and this was the first time she swam the 200 backstroke in a dual meet. Smith holds the top time in the NCAA this season in the 200 backstroke as she swam a 1:48.91 at midseason. She also holds the top time in the NCAA this season in the 100 backstroke (49.97) and her 100 butterfly season best now places her 26th.
Senior Brooke Forde had two individual wins on the day. She won the 200 breaststroke in a season best of 2:14.06. She also won the 400 IM in a time of 4:10.66. Forde holds the #4 time in the NCAA this season in the 400 IM with a time of 4:03.72 from midseason.
Freshman Aurora Roghair also earned two individual wins on the day. She won both the 500 (4:55.42) and 1000 (10:08.29) freestyles. Her 500 freestyle time was a dual meet best time.
Redshirt junior Taylor Ruck won both the 100 (49.10) and 200 (1:46.44) freestyles. Her 100 freestyle time was a season best. Ruck holds the tenth time in the NCAA this season of 1:44.53 from midseason.
The Wildcats were led by sophomore Julia Heimstead as she earned second place finishes in both the 100 (55.54) and 200 (2:00.11) butterflies. (Note: Torri Huske finished second in a time of 53.19 but was exhibitioned) Heimstead holds the 21st best time in the NCAA this season in the 200 butterfly (1:55.64) and the 39th best time in the NCAA this season in the 100 butterfly (52.69). She earned both of those top times at midseason.
Junior Jade Neser also led the Wildcats earning two second place finishes. Neser went a time of 1:02.63 in the 100 breaststroke and a time of 2:22.15 in the 200 breaststroke. Neser was the only member on Arizona’s roster entered in either breaststrokes.
Other first-place finishes include:
- 200 medley relay: Stanford (1:38.08)
- 200 butterfly: Lillian Nordmann, Stanford (1:59.03, dual meet best time)
- 50 freestyle: Anya Goeders, Stanford (22.52, season best)
- 200 freestyle relay: Stanford (1:31.72)
The Stanford men defeated the Arizona men 170-101. Stanford exhibitioned all of their non top finishers after the 200 breaststroke.
The Stanford men were led by freshman Ron Polonsky. Polonsky won both the 100 backstroke (47.62) and 400 IM (3:51.41). His 400 IM time was not far off his season best of 3:50.36 which he swam last weekend against Harvard and Pacific. Polonsky also swam to a second place finish in the 200 breaststroke (1:57.71) as he finished behind Stanford school record holder Daniel Roy (1:55.63).
Sophomore Preston Frost swept the butterfly events as he won the 100 in a time of 47.95 and the 200 in a time of 1:45.86. His 200 butterfly was not far off of his season best of 1:45.51 from midseason. Frost’s best time is a 1:42.83 from last season in February 2021 against Stanford.
Sophomore Leon MacAlister won both the 50 (20.24) and 200 (1:36.20) freestyles. Freshman Andrei Minakov would have won the 200 freestyle as he swam a personal best time of 1:34.79 but Minakov was exhibtioned in the event. Minakov scored in the meet on Friday against Arizona State winning the 50 and 100 freestyle. He also was not the only swimmer to exhibition at Saturday’s meet as Ethan Dang also did in the 100 breaststroke in a time that would have earned him a first place finish.
Senior Conor Casey swept the diving events winning the 1 meter in a score of 413.70 and the 3 meter in a score of 438.60.
Arizona was led by senior Brooks Fail who earned two individual wins. Fail won both the 500 (4:25.09) and 1000 (9:14.30) freestyles. Fail holds the #2 time in the NCAA this season in the 500 freestyle as he swam a time of 4:10.32 at midseason. He also holds the #6 time in the 1650 freestyle this season, swimming a time of 14:41.57 at midseason.
Sophomore Jake Hand also led the way for the Wildcats. He earned a second place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 4:01.16. Hand’s season best in the event is a 3:50.83.
Other first-place finishes:
- 200 medley relay: Stanford (1:28.50)
- 100 breaststroke: Jonathan Cook, Stanford (54.35) Note: Ethan Dang (Stanford) also swam the event swimming to a season best time of 53.01.
- 100 freestyle: Luke Maurer, Stanford (44.48)
- 200 backstroke: Aaron Sequeira, Stanford (1:46.12)
- 200 freestyle relay: Stanford (1:21.07)
Arizona has their next meet scheduled for February 5th at home against Arizona State. Stanford’s next meet is scheduled for February 5th at USC.