Jan. 23, 2009
Tempe, Ariz. - No. 2 Stanford men's swimming and diving improved to 4-0 (2-0 Pac-10) with a convincing win over Arizona State on Friday afternoon from the Mona Plummer Aquatics Center. The Cardinal swept every swimming event they entered on the way to a 156-99 victory.
Jason Dunford and Eugene Godsoe led the way for Stanford, each winning a pair of events. Dunford won the 200 free with a time of 1:39.38 and followed that up with a victory in the 200 fly in a time of 1:49.62.
Godsoe swam to victory in his specialty, the 100 back, with a time of 48.22. He then followed that up with a first-place swim in the 100 free, winning with a time of 45.29.
A pair of seniors also captured event titles with Paul Kornfeld winning the 100 breast and Nate Cass capturing the 200 IM. Kornfeld won with a time of 56.14 and also had the fastest time in the 200 breast (2:05.54), although he swam unofficially. Cass outdistanced the field with a time of 1:50.58.
David Mosko had an impressive day, winning the 100 free with a time of 49.49. He also had the fastest time of the day in the 500 free (4:30.23), but swam unofficially.
The final event winner was Alex Coville in the 50 free. Coville won with a time of 20.76 to outdistance Tony Cisneros of Arizona State by less than a tenth of a second.
In diving, Micky Benedetti of Arizona State swept both the one- and three-meter competitions. Benedetti scored 347.55 points in the one-meter to outdistance Dwight Dumais of Stanford with 339.30. Dumais also finished second in the three-meter with 357.45 points, while Benedetti had 404.03.
Stanford will stay in the desert for another Pac-10 dual meet on Saturday when they travel to Tucson, Ariz. to take on the University of Arizona. The Wildcats are the defending national champion and will enter tomorrow's competition ranked No. 4 in the nation.