No. 8 Stanford completes perfect road trip
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.