Retroactively, it’s Will Licon and the Texas Longhorns who had the best recruiting class back in 2013. Where did they rank and how did the other classes in the top 12 fare over four years?
After finishing 14th with 112.5 points in 2016, the Cardinal turned it around to take 5th at the 2017 NCAA meet, more than doubling their previous score with 242 points.
The Stanford men, led in part by freshman Grant Shoults (pictured), took the Pac-12 team title tonight.
One of the top races to watch this morning will be the men’s 100 free, as USC’S Dylan Carter and ASU’s Cameron Craig will go head-to-head in heat 6.
The Cardinal’s Jimmy Yoder blazed to a 1:41.31 in a 200 fly time trial, dropping over 2.5 seconds from his season best to move from 35th in the nation to 7th. It was also over a half second under the NCAA ‘A’ cut (1:41.86).
Shoults swam to a 4:18.40 to win the race, finishing 4 seconds ahead of fellow Stanford freshman True Sweetser (4:22.53).
Murphy came back in his signature backstroke races tonight with a nation-leading time of 1:41.80 to win the 200 back and a 46.08 victory in the 100 back.
In his first collegiate invite appearance, Sweetser brought home 2 wins for the Cardinal.
Stanford won by a lot but the Sun Devils put up a good fight
Full Results Here The Stanford Cardinal took victories in all 14 events of the meet, starting with a win in…
David Nolan scored 57 individual points and swam on four relays for the Cardinal last year at NCAA’s. What will he do for an encore? (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
Becca Mann, and her increasingly-infamous selection of on-deck footwear, is back from Barcelona and will swim at the Junior National Championships next week. (Photo: Janna Schulze/SwimSwam.com)
World Championship Team Members, Ryan Murphy, and Other Young Stars Compete at Sectionals in Athens, GA
Ryan Murphy wins five events at the 2013 Long Course Senior Sectionals at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, TheSwimPictures)
The Stanford men lost quite a few pieces off of last year’s team, but have picked up some immediate help. (Photo: Tim Binning/TheSwimPictures.com)
David Marsh and the record-breakers from SwimMAC Carolina. (Photo Courtesy: David Marsh)