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Men's Swimming Leads After Day One at Aggie Invitational
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 11/16/2000

Nov. 16, 2000

The third-ranked Stanford men's swimming team leads the field after one day of competition at the Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M (616) and Purdue (418) round out the top three.

Senior Adam Messner swam a NCAA provisional mark of 4:25.51 in the 500y free to win the event. Freshman Matt Sorlien, who also posted a NCAA provisional time, finished fourth (4:28.22) while teammate Greg Long took fifth (4:29.42).

The Cardinal took one-two in the 200y IM as Markus Rogan (1:49.59) and Steven Brown (1:49.79) both posted provisional NCAA qualifying times. Sorlien placed fourth (1:51.51) and Michael Bruce finished sixth (1:52.50). Junior Mike O'Neil took eighth (1:53.66).

Stanford took second and third in the 400y medley relay with the teams of Randall Bal, Michael Bruce, Dan Westcott and Adam Messner (3:17.87) and Markus Rogan, Anthony Robinson, Bobby O'Bryan, and John Waters (3:18.17).

Freshman Bobby O'Bryan finished eighth in the 50y free (20.88) while Stanford took fourth in the 200y free relay (Robinson, Bal, O'Bryan, Andrew Schnell) with a time of 1:21.18.

Competition will continue tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11 a.m.

Team Standings
1. Stanford (690.50)
2. Texas A&M (616)
3. Purdue (418)
4. Kentucky (369)
5. Penn State (356.50)
6. Auburn (27)

Stanford finishers 200 Free Relay 5. Robinson, Bal, O'Bryan, Schnell (1:21.84) 7. Ransenberg, Scussel, Siebert, Westcott (1:24.57) 10. Brown, Dagget, Zochowski, Bruce (1:25.94)

500 Free 1. Adam Messner (4:25.51) 4. Matt Sorlien (4:28.22) 5. Greg Long (4:29.42) 9. Markus Rogan (4:28.96) - B Final 10. Jon Waters (4:30.13) - B Final 11. Peter Marshall (4:32.45) - B Final 13. Michael O'Neil (4:32.66) - B Final 18. Brian Rodde (4:34.58) - C Final

200 IM 1. Markus Rogan (1:49.59) 2. Steven Brown (1:49.79) 4. Matt Sorlien (1:51.51) 6. Michael Bruce (1:52.50) 8. Mike O'Neil (1:53.66) 9. Greg Long (1:51.74) - B Final 10. Dan Westcott (1:52.61) - B Final 13. Peter Marshall (1:53.15) - B Final

50 Free 8. Bobby O'Bryan (20.88) 12. Randall Bal (20.96) - B Final 17. Andrew Schnell (20.83) - C Final 22. Scott Ransenberg (21.30) - C Final 24. John Waters (21.35) - C Final

400 Medley Relay 2. Bal, Bruce, Westcott, Messner (3:17.87) 3. Rogan, Robinson, O'Bryan, Waters (3:18.17) 9. Marshall, Fowler, Ransenberg, Schnell (3:23.88)


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