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Men’s Swimming & Diving
The Stanford men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams got a rare chance to compete together on Friday, with both teams taking on the University of Wisconsin. On the men’s side, it was the first dual meet of the season and a great opportunity to match up against another ranked program in No. 25 Wisconsin.
On Friday afternoon, the Avery Aquatic Center will come alive for Stanford men’s swimming and diving’s first dual meet of the season. The Cardinal will face No. 25 Wisconsin as the Badgers set out on a two-meet Pac-12 road trip.
The Cardinal delivered a dominating performance in its first meet of the season, coming out of the Pacific Invite in Stockton, Calif., with a sweep of all of the day’s nine events. Despite only participating in day two of the meet, Stanford racked up enough points to place second with 1,063 points, finishing just 16 points shy of the meet’s host, University of the Pacific (1,079).
Stanford men’s swimming and diving was among the top teams in the nation last season, taking third at the NCAA championships. This year, with a new coaching staff, the Cardinal will look to maintain its status as an elite program and build on last season’s successes.
Rising sophomore Kristian Ipsen won a bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the men’s synchronized diving 3-meter springboard event with partner Troy Dumais on Wednesday.
Ted Knapp, the Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming, announced the hiring of Scott Armstrong as the Cardinal’s new men’s swimming assistant coach on Wednesday.