No. 8 Cardinal opens Pac-12 play with a win
TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 8 Stanford opened Pac-12 Conference play with a 159-141 win against Arizona State on Friday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
Stanford’s 200-yard medley relay team of Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry (1:28.34) led off the meet with a tie for first place. Patrick Conaton, Curtis Ogren, Brad Zdroik and Spencer DeShon (1:30.33) finished fourth.
True Sweetser (9:01.99) led off the individual events with a win in the 1,000-yard freestyle, with Abrahm DeVine (9:12.51) and James Murphy (9:27.96) taking second and fourth, respectively.
In the 200-yard freestyle, freshman Grant Shoults (1:37.37) claimed the fastest time with senior Tom Kremer (1:38.02) backing him up in second place.
Conaton (48.31) placed second in the 100-yard backstroke with Dudzinski (48.79) right behind him in third. Anderson (55.93), swimming near his hometown of Scottsdale, took third place in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Jimmy Yoder (1:46.62) won the 200-yard butterfly with a charging Will Macmillan (1:48.16) coming from behind to finish second.
Sam Perry (20.18) won the first sprint of the meet in the 50-yard freestyle, with DeShon (20.67) in fourth and Zdroik (20.74) in fifth. After a short break for diving, Perry (44.15) won the next event, the 100-yard freestyle, with Kremer (45.00) scoring points in fourth place.
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Anderson (2:01.04) was edged for second place in the 200-yard breaststroke. Maxwell Williamson (2:02.15) was not far behind in third place.
The Cardinal took control of the meet with three of the top four times in the 500-yard freestyle. Sweetser (4:24.40) beat out fellow freshman Shoults (4:25.98) while James Murphy (4:38.35) rounded out the top four.
Andrew Liang (47.54) scored valuable points with a second-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly before Stanford swept the 200-yard individual medley podium, clinching the meet. DeVine (1:47.07) claimed the top time, with Ogren (1:50.36) in second and Williamson (1:52.22) in third.
Stanford’s team of Perry, Cole Cogswell, Kremer and Shoults (2:58.88) finished the day with a runner-up finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay.
In the diving events, Bradley Christensen (376.50) claimed the 1-meter springboard and finished third (363.15) in the 3-meter. Ted Miclau (338.55) was fourth in the 1-meter and second (371.40) in the 3-meter, just ahead of Christensen.
Stanford returns to the pool tomorrow when it travels to Tucson, Arizona, to face No. 17 Arizona in another coed dual meet. Live stats and stream will be unavailable, but full results and a recap of the meet will be posted to GoStanford.com immediately following the conclusion.