Through two days at the 2011 ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships, Stanford Swimming, a team of current and former Cardinal stars, is 16 points behind Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics for first place, while three Stanford swimmers have won events in the first two days of the meet.
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Despite winning the Pac-10 Championships last month in a season when the conference was particularly strong, the Stanford women’s swimming team could not repeat the performance at the NCAA Championships, placing fourth as a team and failing to win any individual events…
The Cardinal women successfully defended their 2010 Pac-10 swimming and diving title last weekend, coming back to defeat Cal, 1567.5-1545.5. Freshman Maya DiRado (200 back), senior Kate Dwelley (100 free) and senior Meg Hostage (platform) all earned titles in their respective events as Stanford edged out its cross-bay rival. The string of back-to-back titles is Stanford’s first since 2005-06.
For the first time in 34 dual meets, the No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming team did not come out on top. No. 4 California (7-1) secured its 155-145 victory over the Cardinal (8-1) with a win by 0.6 seconds in the 200-yard freestyle relay, breaking Stanford’s streak of dual-meet wins that dated back to November 2007.
Stanford women’s swimming won its 33rd consecutive dual meet, and 22nd straight at home, as the Cardinal dispatched of ranked UCLA and USC teams over the weekend
In two joint meets over the weekend, the Stanford men’s and women’s swimming teams each notched victories over both Arizona and Arizona State. The No. 1 women’s team (6-0) defeated the No. 7 Wildcats, 178-114, and the Sun Devils, 174-120, while the No. 3 men (4-0) edged past Arizona, 155-143, and beat Arizona State soundly, 168-122.
The Stanford women’s swimming and diving team opened up its winter schedule on Saturday with a convincing 143-105 victory over Pacific (5-2) at Avery Aquatic Center. The No. 1 Cardinal (4-0) won every event over the Tigers.