Thanks to victories by sophomore Grant Shoults and junior Abrahm DeVine, No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) made a substantial splash at the University of Texas’ Invitational in Austin this past Wednesday through Saturday. Shoults took home first in both the 500- and 1,650-yard free, followed closely by his teammates who helped the Cardinal claim four of the top seven spots in each event.
This Wednesday through Saturday, No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming will take part in the highly competitive Texas Invitational against a host of high-ranking teams and individual swimmers. Although there are no diving events, the four day meet held in Austin, Texas is intended to imitate that of the NCAA and other championship meets.
No. 7 Stanford men’s swimming competed in its annual triple distance meet against No. 2 Berkeley last Friday at the Legends Aquatic Center in Berkeley, CA. Although unscored, the meet format, which required each swimmer to tackle three distances of the same stroke, provided both teams with the opportunity to gauge their strengths in advance of their final fall performances.
This Friday, fulfilling an annual November tradition, No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming will face No. 2 Cal in a triple distance meet in Berkeley, California. This low-stakes opportunity for the rivals to evaluate their relative strengths will challenge both teams as they near the end of highly successful fall seasons.
Stanford’s No. 1 ranked women (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) and No. 3 ranked men’s (1-0, 1-0 Pac-12) swimming and diving jumped out to a quick victory on Friday, October 20th in their first dual meet of the year against the Utah Utes.
This Friday, No. 1 Stanford women’s and No. 3 men’s swimming and diving will travel to Salt Lake City to face the Utah Utes in their first conference dual meet of the season.
Stanford men’s diving saw all four of its team members qualify for the NCAA Championships at the Zone E Diving Championships earlier this week at the Northern Arizona Aquatic Complex. This is the second time in a row that the entire squad has qualified, demonstrating the recurring strength of the Cardinal’s male diving cohort.
No. 2 Stanford men’s swimming and diving earned its second consecutive Pac-12 title after a sustained team effort this weekend finishing with 784 points and outscoring No. 1 Cal by 27 points.