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Cardinal Win Three Tri-Distance Events
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/10/2010

Nov. 10, 2010


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STANFORD, Calif.-- Chad La Tourette, Eirik Ravnan and John Criste all won as part of a six-event tri-distance meet against Bay Area rival Cal on Wednesday afternoon.

La Tourette (15:29.55), one of the world's top distance swimmers led a sweep for the Cardinal in the combined times of the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyles, winning the two longer events(4:30.37, 9:14.74) en route to his second straight win in the event over two seasons. Scott Korotkin finished second, followed by Michael Zoldos.

In the individual medleys, ranging from 100, to 200 to 400 yards, Ravnan tied with Cal's Martin Liivamagi with a combined time of 4:38.22.

Criste won the combined breaststroke with a time of 3:26.09. Criste won both the 200 (2:03.29) and 100 breast (56.76).

For Cal, Tom Shields won the combined butterflys (2:56.70) and Nathan Adrian won the sprints (2:43.00). Mathias Gydesen won the backstroke (3:01.98).

In national rankings released today, Stanford is No. 3 in the national dual rankings. The complete rankings are here:

Tri-Distance Top-Three
50-100-200 Butterfly (Shields, Cal-2:56.70; Bollier, Stanford; Mosko, Stanford)
50-100-200 Back (Gydesen, Cal-3:01.98; Barnea, Cal; Swanston, Stanford)
50-100-200 Breast (Criste, Stanford-3:26.09; Ajiand, Cal; Hoyt, Cal)
50-100-200 Free (Adrian, Cal-2:43.00; Wayne, Stanford; Andrew, Stanford)
100-200-400 IM (Liivamagi, Cal/Ravnan, Stanford-4:38.22; Hinshaw, Cal)
200-500-100 Free (La Tourette, Stanford-15:29.55; Korotkin, Stanford; Zoldos, Stanford)




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