Eighth-ranked Stanford dominates Pacific (Ore.) with victories in all events
STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford rang in the new year with a 159-92 men’s swimming dual meet win against Pacific on Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal recorded the top time in each of the events on the day.
“This was a great chance for us to race after a great holiday training period,” Goldman Family Director of Men’s Swimming Ted Knapp said. “The team had the opportunity to improve on their mental toughness and focus. We’re looking forward to getting back into the academic calendar and traveling to Arizona in late January.”
A 1:28.52 in the 200 medley relay gave David Nolan, Mason Shaw, Jack Lane and Aaron Wayne a victory to start the day for the Cardinal.
Bryan Offutt (9:20.13) was first in the 1,000 free in front of Danny Thomson (9:28.54), Drew Cosgarea (9:34.94) and Ben Holston (9:54.62). Sean Duggan won the 200 free in 1:39.53 ahead of Ethan Hallowell (1:39.79) and Chris Pickard (1:41.08).
The 100 back saw Matthew Swanston earn first-place points in 49.02 as Will Gunderson (50.18) was second and Matt Thompson (50.62) finished third.
Mason Shaw (56.57) won the 100 breast and Mack Montgomery (1:47.58) touched first in the 200 fly in front of a trio of other Cardinal swimmers.
Wayne (20.43), Andrew Saeta (20.53) and Jake Hartley (20.88) swept the top three spots in the 50 free. Ethan Hallowell (45.53) was the first of four Stanford swimmers to finish in the 100 free.
Nolan (1:46.63) won the 200 back and Robert Hommel (2:07.60) duplicated the feat in the 200 breast.
Mitchell Stoehr (4:35.28) logged the fastest time in the 500 free and Ben Lovell (49.20) bested all swimmers in the 100 fly. Hommell (3:59.06) led all swimmers in the 400 individual medley.
Nolan, Wayne, Saeta and Duggan's team was the first to touch first in 2:59.59 to close the day in the 400 free relay.