Stanford’s men’s swimming and diving team dropped a close dual meet at home this past Sunday, falling to USC in its penultimate regular season contest, 157-142. The No. 22 Trojans (5-2) spoiled the No. 12 Cardinal’s (5-1) Senior Day celebrations at the Avery Aquatic Center, with a surge after the diving break — four consecutive…
The recent events at Stanford are horrifying and tragic. A freshman, varsity swimmer, Brock Turner, was arrested and charged with five felonies for allegedly attempting to rape an unconscious woman outside of a fraternity. He was stopped by two cyclists that saw him on top of the woman and then held him until police arrived on scene. At the age of 19, Turner faces up to a decade in prison. As the campus reels and the story unfolds, there are important lessons to be learned.
For the first time in 31 years, Stanford men’s swimming and diving failed to get its hands on the conference championship trophy.
The women’s swimming and diving team can go into the midseason break feeling confident after taking second at the three-day Ohio State Invitational last weekend. The men’s divers will also be encouraged by their accomplishments in Columbus, Ohio, highlighted by sophomore Kristian Ipsen’s sweep of the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions.