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TUCSON, Ariz. – Junior Janet Hu won four times and senior Kassidy Cook swept the diving events to lead No. 2 Stanford women’s swimming and diving to a 190-104 victory at No. 17 Arizona on Saturday.

Hu swept the backstroke events, and also claimed the top spot in the 100-yard butterfly. In her first individual event, the Vienna, Virginia, native was nearly two seconds faster than the rest of the field in the 100 back with a finish of 52.90. Later, she touched the wall at 1:55.34 and edged freshman teammate Allie Szekely (1:55.90) for the backstroke sweep. She then capped her day with a first-place finish of 52.50 in the fly. 

Hu was also part of Stanford’s winning 200 medley relay as the Cardinal was tops in both relays for the second straight day. Ally Howe, Heidi Poppe, Hu and Simone Manuel finished the 200 MR in 1:39.05, while Lia Neal, Manuel, Howe and Lindsey Engel raced to stop the clock at 1:31.17 in the 200 free relay.

Several of the swimmers earned individual victories as well. Neal was first in the 200-yard freestyle (1:46.39), Poppe touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.12), and Manuel claimed first in the 50 free (22.79). Manuel also won the 100 free at 48.98.

Meanwhile, on the diving boards, Cook and Haley Farnsworth were 1-2 on the 1-meter with scores of 300.08 and 290.55, respectively. Cook then made it a clean sweep when she totaled 283.58 on teh 3-meter.

Sophomore Ella Eastin won twice with victories in the 200 breast (2:16.82) and the 200 fly (1:57.47).

Freshman Katie Ledecky made it a perfect 5-for-5 for her collegiate career in the 500 free. The American record holder won by 14 seconds with a time of 4:36.97. Ledecky swam exhibition in the 400 individual medley and topped the field at 4:11.74.

Freshman Megan Byrnes earned her second career victory in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:55.68.

NOTABLES
The Cardinal posted its 12th consecutive dual meet victory and improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in Pac-12 duals this season … If you missed it on Friday, four different Cardinal earned a pair of individual wins to lead Stanford to a 178-113 win at Arizona State (full recap here) … Stanford was tops in every event at both meets over the weekend, and has done so in four of five duals this year (Oregon State and Texas).

WHAT’S AHEAD
Stanford returns to Avery Aquatic Center for its final two home meets of the 2016-17 season. The Cardinal hosts No. 19 UCLA at 2 p.m. on Friday and welcomes No. 4 USC on Senior Day at noon the following day.

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

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