STANFORD VS. ARIZONA
- Hosted by University of Arizona
- Saturday, January 21st
- 25 yards
- Dual meet format
FINAL TEAM SCORES:
- MEN- Stanford 170, Arizona 118
- WOMEN- Stanford 190, Arizona 104
Stanford stayed perfect in their weekend road meets, as the men and women each defeated Arizona on Saturday. Janet Hu was a key player for the women, winning 3 individual races, including both backstrokes and the 100 fly. She threw down a pair of 52s, winning the 100 back in 52.90 and the 100 fly in 52.50. In the 200 back, she battled closely with freshman teammate Allie Szekely, taking off with a 28.60 on the last 50 to move ahead and touch 1st in 1:55.34 to Szekely’s 1:55.90.
Though she was absent from the distance freestyles on Friday against ASU, freshman Katie Ledecky picked up a win for the Cardinal in the 500 free this time, rocking a 4:36.97 to blow away the field. Her next win came in the 400 IM in a tight race with teammate Szekely. Though she was 2 seconds behind after breaststroke, Ledecky blasted a 54.93 freestyle split to take over in the end. She won the race in 4:11.74 to Szekely’s 4:13.04.
In addition to those 2 events, Ledecky swam the 200 fly, taking 3rd in 2:00.66. Stanford’s Ella Eastin won the race in 1:57.47, while teammate Lindsey Engel was 2nd in 1:59.67.
On the men’s side, True Sweetser and Matt Anderson each won a double for Stanford. Sweetser swept his signature distance free events, starting with the 1000 free. He won the race in 9:06.81, finishing 8 seconds ahead of teammate Grant Shoults (9:14.86). The duo went 1-2 again in the 500 freestyle, as Sweetser won in 4:28.94 and Shoults took 2nd in 4:35.26.
Anderson was the winner of both breaststrokes, with his first win coming in the 100 breast. He jumped out to an early lead by a few tenths, holding off Arizona’s Blair Bish to win in 55.84 ahead of Bish’s 56.07. Anderson then went on the win the 200 breast, winnign by almost 3 seconds in 2:01.98.
Arizona’s Chatham Dobbs was one of the top performers for the Wildcats. Dobbs went up against Stanford’s reigning Pac-12 champ Sam Perry in the 50 free, touching in 20.43 ahead of Perry’s 20.54. Dobbs and Perry raced again in the 100 fly, with Dobbs taking another close victory in 48.61 ahead of Stanford’s Alex Liang (48.85) and Perry (48.86).
PRESS RELEASE – STANFORD WOMEN
TUCSON, Ariz. – Junior Janet Hu won four times and senior Kassidy Cook swept the diving events to lead No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving to a 190-104 victory at No. 17 Arizona on Saturday.
Hu swept the backstroke events, and also claimed the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly. In her first individual event, the Vienna, Virginia, native was nearly two seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 100 back with a finish of 52.90. Later, she touched the wall at 1:55.34 and edged freshman teammate Allie Szekely (1:55.90) for the backstroke sweep. She then capped her day with a first-place finish of 52.50 in the fly.
Hu was also part of Stanford’s winning 200 medley relay as the Cardinal was tops in both relays for the second straight day. Ally Howe, Heidi Poppe, Hu and Simone Manuel finished the 200 MR in 1:39.05, while Lia Neal, Manuel, Howe and Lindsey Engel raced to stop the clock at 1:31.17 in the 200 free relay.
Several of the swimmers earned individual victories as well. Neal was first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.39), Poppe touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.12), and Manuel claimed first in the 50 free (22.79). Manuel also won the 100 free at 48.98.
Meanwhile, on the diving boards, Cook and Haley Farnsworth were 1-2 on the 1-meter with scores of 300.08 and 290.55, respectively. Cook then made it a clean sweep when she totaled 283.58 on teh 3-meter.
Sophomore Ella Eastin won twice with victories in the 200 breast (2:16.82) and the 200 fly (1:57.47).
Freshman Katie Ledecky made it a perfect 5-for-5 for her collegiate career in the 500 free. The American record holder won by 14 seconds with a time of 4:36.97. Ledecky swam exhibition in the 400 individual medley and topped the field at 4:11.74.
Freshman Megan Byrnes earned her second career victory in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:55.68.
The Cardinal posted its 12th consecutive dual meet victory and improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Pac-12 duals this season … If you missed it on Friday, four different Cardinal earned a pair of individual wins to lead Stanford to a 178-113 win at Arizona State (full recap here) … Stanford was tops in every event at both meets over the weekend, and has done so in four of five duals this year (Oregon State and Texas).
Stanford returns to Avery Aquatic Center for its final two home meets of the 2016-17 season. The Cardinal hosts No. 19 UCLA at 2 p.m. on Friday and welcomes No. 4 USC on Senior Day at noon the following day.
Hu took over the team snapchat (stanfordwswim) for the weekend road trip. You can also follow the Cardinal on twitter and Instagram (stanfordwswim).
PRESS RELEASE – STANFORD MEN
TUCSON, Ariz. – No. 8 Stanford completed a perfect road trip with a 170-118 win against No. 18 Arizona on Saturday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
The Cardinal seized the lead after the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry (1:28.24) claimed the top spot, with the B-team of Benjamin Ho, William Macmillan, Brad Zdroik and Cole Cogswell (1:31.64) placing fourth.
Freshmen True Sweetser (9:06.81) and Grant Shoults (9:14.86) dominated the 1,000-yard freestyle, finishing almost 30 seconds ahead of the third-place swimmer.
Jimmy Yoder (1:39.70) won the 200-yard freestyle ahead of Cogswell (1:40.40) and Zdroik (1:40.52) in second and third place, respectively.
Dudzinski (48.87), Conaton (49.00) and Ho (49.96) led the way in the 100-yard backstroke, sweeping the podium for the Cardinal.
Anderson (55.84) won the 100-yard breaststroke, followed by runner-up finishes in the 200-yard butterfly from Abrahm DeVine (1:48.40) and the 50-yard freestyle by Perry (20.54).
DeShon (45.44) claimed a win in the 100-yard freestyle before Stanford swept the top four spots in the 200-yard backstroke. Conaton (1:45.79) led the way with Ogren (1:50.11), Ho (1:50.41) and Walsh (1:50.82) rounding out the top four.
Stanford again swept the podium in the 200-yard breaststroke, led by Anderson (2:01.98) with Williamson (2:04.64) and DeVine (2:04.79) in second and third, respectively.
The Cardinal lengthened its lead with yet another 1-2-3 finish in the 500-yard freestyle, led by Sweetser (4:28.94). Shoults (4:35.26) backed him up with a second place finish, followed by Yoder (4:36.13) in third.
Liang (48.85) paced Stanford with second place in the 100-yard butterfly, followed by Perry (48.86) in third and Kremer (49.58) in fourth.
Abrahm DeVine (3:55.83) claimed the top spot in the 400-yard individual medley, with Williamson (3:56.11) placing second.
Stanford’s team of Kremer, Perry, Liang and DeShon (1:21.61) finished the meet with a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay.
Bradley Christensen and Ted Miclau shared the spoils in both diving events, going 1-2 in the 1-meter and 3-meter springboards. Christensen (345.75) won the 1-meter with Miclau (308.63) finishing second. Miclau (362.55) won the 3-meter with Christensen (320.48) in second.
The Cardinal returns to the pool Feb. 4 when it hosts No. 14 USC at Avery Aquatics Center for the final home dual meet of the season. Prior to the start of the event, Stanford’s seven outgoing swimmers and divers will be honored for senior day. Live stats and a live stream will be available at GoStanford.com.
PRESS RELEASE – ARIZONA
TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona swimming and diving fell to Stanford on Saturday at Hillenbrand in front of a season-high crowd of 401. The women were out-scored by first-ranked Stanford, 190-104. The men were out-dueled by No. 4 Stanford, 170-118.
The men tallied Arizona’s three victories in the meet, with sophomore Chatham Dobbs contributing two of those. Dobbs first won the 50 free with a time of 20.43, out-touching Stanford by nine-hundredths of a second. The sophomore later won the 100 fly with 48.61
Junior Justin Wright notched Arizona’s first win of the day coming in the 200 fly. Wright came from behind to take the event with a time of 1:47.81, five-hundredths of a second faster than Stanford’s Abrahm DeVine.
Two other swimmers also added two second-place finishes. Sophomore Blair Bish took second in the 100 breast (56.07) and junior J.P. Beach placed second in the 100 free (45.53).
For the women, freshman Hannah Cox continued her momentum from Friday into the meet against Stanford. The freshman started off the day finishing second in the 200 free (1:48.06), behind only Olympian Lia Neal. Cox was then runner-up in the 500 free with 4:50.58, second to the event’s American-record holder, Katie Ledecky. She closed out the meet with a third-place finish in the 400 IM (4:20.19).
Cox’s Pac-12 season accolades include two victories in the meet against California on Friday, coming in the 200 free and 500 free. She has also tallied Pac-12 wins against Utah (200 free, 500 free, 200 IM), UCLA (1,000 free) and USC (500 free, 400 IM) in her first year competing collegiately.
The Cats had runner-up finishes from sophomore Katrina Konopka (50 free), freshman Mallory Korenwinder (100 breast), junior Tjasa Oder (1,000 free) and senior Karolyn Loftus (3-meter). Arizona’s relay teams also went 2-3 in both the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.
Arizona had multiple swimmers in the top three in eight events, five for the men and three for the women.
Up Next: Arizona swimming and diving heads to Austin, Texas for the second time this season to take on the Longhorns in a two-day, head-to-head meet. The Cats will compete on Fri. Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. MST and again on Sat. Jan. 28 at 9 a.m. MST.
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