On Friday, No. 11 Stanford men’s swimming (4-1, 3-1) dropped their first dual met of the season against No. 2 national title hopefuls UC Berkeley (5-0, 4-0) in the team’s final match before the men’s Pac-12 Diving championships. In a highly competitive meet, the Cardinal fell by a tight score of 136-105 that left head coach Tedd Knapp feeling excited about his team’s momentum pushing forward.
This weekend, both No. 1 Women’s and No.11 Men’s Swimming and Diving take their first step past the close of the regular season, traveling northward to Washington to compete in the Pac-12 Championships.
For men’s swimming, the Diving Championships will occur first, from February 22-25, followed by the swimming portion on the following weekend. The women head north altogether this Wednesday through Saturday, hoping to pave the postseason road to head coach Greg Meehan’s first national championship.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, Stanford’s No. 2 women’s and No. 8 men’s swim teams headed to Tucson, where they faced off against the No. 17-ranked women and No. 18-ranked men of the University of Arizona. Both Stanford teams emerged victorious, with the women winning 190-104 and the men winning 170-118.
No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming dominated Pacific 162-82 Friday morning at Avery Aquatic Center for their first meet of the new year, winning 10 events and sweeping the podium six times.
The Stanford men’s swimming and diving team concluded its 2015-16 season by finishing 14th at the NCAA championships in Atlanta over the weekend. The team brought 18 athletes to the meet, earning 14 All-America selections, with strong showings from veteran seniors as well as promising underclassmen.
No. 5 Stanford finally got over the hump and re-staked its claim to the Pac-12 crown, blowing away both second-place USC and third-place Cal for the 63rd conference title in program history behind a pair of first-place finishes from sophomore Sam Perry and consistency and depth across the board.
“This team is good enough to win the title. Anything short of that may be a little bit of a shortcoming.” It’s a high bar set for the No. 8 Stanford swim team (5-2) by head coach Ted Knapp, though it is possibly even overshadowed by the high ambitions of Stanford swimmers themselves. These ambitions…
No. 1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 7-0 Pac-12) is heading to Federal Way, Washington Feb. 24-27 to compete for the Pac-12 Championship and the team’s 20th conference title. The Cardinal are coming off of a huge 172-128 win over rival No. 3 Cal, in which the Cardinal took first in 11 of the 16…