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.
After Cardinal divers did their part for the overall total last weekend, No. 5 Stanford men’s swimming (4-1, 3-1 Pac-12) now begins their contribution towards the Cardinal’s Pac-12 title defense in this weekend’s championship tournament in Washington.
The four-day tournament commences on Wednesday evening with the 200 and 800 meter relay finals. After the beginning evening, the tournament follows an 11:00 a.m. preliminary then 6:00 p.m. final pattern for the next three days, finishing on Saturday evening with the 1,650 free (final heat), 200 back final, 100 free final, 200 breast final, 200 fly final, and last but not least 400 free relay final.
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.
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.
“We all want to beat Cal, because it’s Cal.” That quote comes poolside from men’s swimming captain senior Danny Thomson, but echoes an age-old theme of Stanford sporting events against UC Berkeley. The rivalry continues this Saturday at noon at the Avery Aquatic Center, and this time the ball will fall in the court (er —…
Last weekend at the Stanford’s Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford swimming set the tone for 2016 with overwhelming victories against both the Arizona State Sun Devils on Jan. 22 and the Arizona Wildcats on Jan. 23. No. 5 Stanford men’s swimming beat Arizona State by a margin of 157-83 and No. 15 Arizona by a margin…