Tonight is the start of the Men’s Swimming Pac-12 Championships. No. 7 Stanford (5-1, 4-1 Pac-12) will be competing at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.
Stanford’s swimming and diving teams are set for a double-header this weekend in the Grand Canyon state. The No. 7 men’s team (2-0, Pac-12 1-0) and No. 3 women’s team (2-0, 2-0) will compete against Arizona this afternoon and Arizona State tomorrow.
The men’s swimming and diving team are visiting the Lone Star State from today through Saturday for the University of Texas Swimming Invitational. The eighth-ranked Cardinal (1-0, Pac 12 1-0) will face stiff competition from five other schools including No. 7 USC and host No. 6 Texas, who is the four-time defending national champion.
Less than two weeks after Stanford men’s swimming and diving upset then-No.1 Cal in a nail-biting victory, the Golden Bears returned the favor during this past weekend’s Pac-12 Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships. There, No. 1 Stanford finished in second place at the conference tournament to their Bay Area rivals.
At the end of the final race, the 200 free relay, in Avery Aquatic Center, few in the crowd knew what just happened. The Cardinal entered the event with a seven-point lead and an opportunity to upset the No.1 ranked team in the nation, but the Bears won the event, and two Cardinal swimmers came in second and third. After a few moments of hushed anxiety, the result was finally known. No. 4 Stanford men’s swimming and diving (6-0, 4-0 Pac-12) had upset No. 1 Cal (5-1, 4-1) 151-149 on Senior Day.
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. 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.