Feb. 27, 2013
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - Stanford split a pair of relay events while setting two school records Wednesday evening at the King County Aquatic Center to take control of the leaderboard after the opening session of the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships.
Stanford set records in both the 200 medley and 800 free relays, earning 118 points to stand atop the eight-team field. Arizona (116) is second in front of USC (110) and Cal (108).
"We had a nice start to the meet this evening with our relay performances," Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. "Andi Murez and Felicia Lee in particular did a great job given they swam on both relays. It was nice to finish the session with a win in the 800, but this was one of seven sessions this week. We need to be ready to go in the morning."
Stanford continues the meet at 11 a.m. (PT) on Thursday with the prelims of the 500 free, 200 individual medley, 50 free and 3-meter. Thursday's finals will begin at 6 p.m. Live results for the entire meet will be available at GoStanford.com.
The Cardinal was third in the 200 medley relay with an NCAA A-cut 1:36.54. Lee, Andi Murez broke the previous school mark of 1:36.82 set in 2012. Lee was also part of last season's record-breaking relay.
Another NCAA A-cut and school record came in the 800 free relay with Lee and Murez pulling double duty. The duo was joined by Maya DiRado and Julia Anderson to finish in 6:57.12.
The previous Cardinal record (6:58.64) stood since 2009.
Cal was second in 6:58.95.