The Stanford men battled closely with Pac-12 rival Arizona State for most of their dual meet on Friday, but the Cardinal pulled together to take the win.
The Stanford men cruised to an easy win at the Pacific Invite, but the big news is less about times and more about key names returning for the Cardinal.
Stanford lost Grant Shoults, Jack Levant and Alberto Mestre last year, and needs them back to make a return to the NCAA’s top 10.
All 20 Stanford men’s swimming and diving student-athletes who were eligible for All-Academic honors earned recognition from the Pac-12 conference
Stanford returns most of its key NCAA contributors from last year and adds a stellar freshman class led by summer 2018 breakout star Jack LeVant.
Fail’s time would have been 3rd in the 500 free final – but he wasn’t on Arizona’s scoring roster at the meet.
Stanford and Pacific swam each other in unusual distances including the 600 and 300 free, as well as 150s of the strokes.
Katie McLaughlin, a rising sophomore with the Cal Golden Bears, took the 200 IM win for Mission Viejo with a 2:15.59.
14-year-old Andrei Minakov clocked a 54.93 in the men’s 100 fly this morning. He currently sits at #3 all time in the 13-14 age group
Alex Liang of Palo Alto High School set 2 meet records while Crean Lutheran girls and Oak Ridge boys won the team titles at the 2016 CIF state championships.
SwimMAC took the girls’ crown at Speedo Winter Juniors- East, while the Bolles School Sharks took the boys’ crown. Palo Alto Stanford won both the girls’ and boys’ competitions at Speedo Winter Juniors- West.
Ryan Hoffer continues to set the pace at the Speedo Juniors West
Watch the action from the first day of racing at Speedo Winter Juniors West.
Sean Grieshop combined with Coran Rawls, Micah Slaton, and Taylor Abbott to break the meet record in the boys’ 800 free relay at Speedo Winter Juniors West.
It was another big week of commitments as swimmers and divers all around the country are making their decisions in advance of National Letter of Intent Signing Period.