Winning in the Rain –

      No Comments on Winning in the Rain –

TEMPE, Ariz. — Freshman Katie Drabot, sophomore Ella Eastin, junior Lindsey Engel and junior Ally Howe each won a pair of races as Stanford women’s swimming and diving earned a 178-113 win over Arizona State on Friday afternoon.

On a rainy day at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, the Cardinal posted its 11th consecutive dual meet victory and improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Pac-12 duals this season. 

Stanford won every event at the meet, and Drabot bookended the individual events with a victory in the 1,000-yard freestyle and the top time in the 200 individual medley. Her collegiate-best finish of 9:45.38 marked her second career victory in the 1,000 free, and she was the first to touch the wall as an exhibition swimmer in the IM with a time of 2:00.53.

Howe swept the 100 and 200 butterfly. She earned her first victory with a finish of 1:59.70 in the 200, and then had the top time in the 100 at 54.84.  

Eastin won a pair of races, including a rare appearances in the 500 free where she touched the wall in 4:48.15. In the 200 breast, Eastin (1:02.79) and Heidi Poppe (1:02.84) finished 1-2 for the Cardinal.

Engel took first in the 100 backstroke at 54.98 and the 100 free at 50.22.

Stanford also swept the diving events as Kassidy Cook won the 1-meter event (331.13) and freshman Haley Farnsworth was tops on the 3-meter (315.60).

Freshman Erin Voss earned her first collegiate victory with a time of 1:56.59 in the 200 back. A short while later, classmate Allie Szekely was tops in the 200 breast at 2:12.72, while freshman Katie Ledecky earned a win in the 200 free with a finish of 1:44.55.

Hu picked up where she left off in the Fall. The junior computer science major finished first in five different events during the Fall season, and began the winter schedule with a victory in the 50 free (23.03), just ahead of senior teammate Lia Neal (23.06). 

Stanford also took both relays. The Cardinal opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay. Hu, Kim Williams, Howe and Alex Meyers finished first in 1:40.19. Then to cap the meet, Simone Manuel, Engel, Howe and Meyers earned the top spot in the 400 free relay at 3:20.02.

Hu took over the team snapchat (stanfordwswim) for the weekend road trip. You can also follow the Cardinal on twitter and Instagram (stanfordwswim).

Stanford takes the short drive to Tucson to complete the Arizona weekend against the Wildcats. The meet is set to begin at 11 a.m. PT. There will be no live stream or live stats available, but a full recap will be posted on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *