Feb. 6, 2009
Stanford, Calif. - Stanford men's swimming (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) stayed undefeated on Friday afternoon with a 142-97 win over Cal-State Bakersfield. The Cardinal ignored the rainy conditions at the Avery Aquatic Center to sweep every event they competed in.
In the 1,000 free a trio of Stanford freshmen swept the top three places. Chad La Tourette won the event with a time of 9:12.57. He was followed closely by teammates Trevor Scheid (9:14.79) and Michael Zoldos (9:19.33).
Stanford swimmers captured the top nine places in the 200 free led by Phillip Morrison who finished with a time of 1:40.03.
In the closest race of the day, Geoff Cheah edged Lika Leskur of Cal-State Bakersfield in the 100 back. Cheah finished with a time of 51.69 to win the event by three hundredths of a second.
The final two events where Stanford scored were the 200 back and the 200 breast. In the back, Cass edged Cheah to win the event in a time of 1:51.25. Paul Zaich captured the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.47.
Stanford concludes their home season Saturday, Feb. 7 when they host USC. The meet begins at 1 p.m., but will be preceded by a ceremony honoring the seniors who will be competing at the Avery Aquatic Center for the final time.