Two pool-record performances propel No. 2 Stanford to win against UCLA
STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 2 Stanford set a pair of pool records during its Pac-12 Conference dual meet win on Friday against No. 12 UCLA at the Avery Aquatic Center. Maddy Schaefer (50 free) and Felicia Lee (100 back) set all-time best marks at the Avery Aquatic Center to help lead the Cardinal to a 165-135 victory against the visiting Bruins.
The win was the fourth in a row and the third against ranked opponents for the Cardinal (6-1).
"We had some real nice performances from top to bottom," Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. "As a whole, we managed the meet really well and took care of our individual business to help the team come away with a victory. Now we shift our focus to be even better [Saturday]."
Schaefer (22.27) set the pool's 50 free record by finishing more than one second ahead of Julia Ama (23.57). Alex Whitford (23.62) shot through to complete the 1-2-3 finish for the Cardinal. Liv Jensen held the previous pool record which stood since 2008.
With a 52.99, Lee broke her own record in the 100 back which she set in 2012. Andi Murez (55.09) was second in the race.
Lee and Schaefer also helped guide Stanford's 200 medley relay to a win in 1:39.08 to start the meet.
Emma Ivory-Ganja (285.38) won the 1-meter event, outscoring Stanford's Stephanie Phipps (282.23) and Sloane Brazina (269.18). Phipps got back on top with 317.85 points to win the 3-meter battle.
Allison Brown (9:55.41) took second in the 1,000 free and came back after the first break to win the 500 free in 4:51.18. Maya DiRado (1:47.42) shouldered the load with a victory in the 200 free.
KC Moss (1:02.74) boosted the Cardinal with a 100 breast win and Sarah Haase added to the total by claiming gold in the 200 breast with a 2:13.92.
UCLA's Noelle Tarazona took the 200 fly by winning the event in 1:57.71 as Ting Quah (53.39) won the 100 fly to give the Bruins the sweep.
Andie Taylor (2:01.49) was second in the 200 individual medley with Anna Senko (2:01.37) winning the race for UCLA.