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Freshmen Men Take Care of Sun Devils
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 01/20/2012

Jan. 20, 2012


STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 3-ranked Stanford (6-0) easily took care of winless Arizona State (0-6) on a cool Friday afternoon as the team's freshmen did the heavy lifting winning 12 of the 13 events en route to a 160-71 win. Stanford posted wins in all 13 events.

Freshmen Kristian Ipsen, Jon Edwards, Robert Hommel and David Nolan each had two wins a piece. Edwards and Nolan were also a part of the winning 400 medley relay team to begin the day.

Edwards won his first individual event of the day, the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:50.96. Edwards kept the freshman streak alive late in the meet, winning the the 200 back after edging senior Eirik Ravnan (1:48.72) with a time of 1:48.67.

Nolan closed out the individual portion of the schedule with an easy win in the 200 breast, at 1:59.35. In the splash and dash, Nolan and sophomore Jake Hartley tied with a time of 21.06 in the 50 freestyle.

Ipsen won his seventh and eighth collegiate diving events of his career, winning the 3-meter with  a score of 437.48 and the 1-meter soon after at 417.90.

Hommel took home the title in the 200 free, taking over the lead at the halfway point to win with a time of 1:39.67 over classmate Ethan Hallowell. Hallowell later won the 100 free with a time of 46.67. Hommel also won the 500 free.

The day began with the 400 medley relay, as Stanford's all freshman relay squad, led from the start en route to a time of 3:17.64. Edwards gave Nolan a three second advantage after the first 100 yards, as the freshmen foursome never looked back, finishing five seconds in front of another Cardinal relay team (3:22.43) and eight seconds ahead of ASU's top team (3:25.67).

With wins in each of the first 12 events, the Cardinal freshmen were unable to post a clean sweep. The final freshmen relay team led at the half way point, but could not hold on as Stanford's Mack Montgomery, a junior, took the lead from Ben Holston and the older Cardinal relay team prevailed (3:07.05).

In a top-three battle on Saturday, No. 1-ranked Arizona takes on No. 3-ranked Stanford at an earlier than announced 11 a.m start time.

Stanford 160, def. Arizona State 71
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400 Medley Relay: Winner-- Stanford (Edwards, Nolan, Lane, Stephens), 3:17.64, 3. Arizona State, 3:25.67
1000 Free: Winner-- Drew Cosgarea, Stanford, 9:14.59, 2. Offutt, Stanford, 9:32.23, 3. Thomas, ASU, 9:32.68
200 Free: Winner-- Robert Hommel, Stanford, 1:39.67, Hallowell, Stanford, 1:41.24, Montgomery, Stanford, 1:41.89
50 Free: Winners-- David Nolan, Stanford, 21.06 and Jake Hartley, Stanford, 21.06, 3. Peske, Stanford, 21.20
200 IM: Winner-- Jon Edwards, Stanford, 1:50.96, 2. Ravnan, 1:51.77, Gunderson, Stanford, 1:53.91
*1-Meter: Winner-- Kristian Ipsen, Stanford, 417.90, 2. Bradshaw, ASU, 362.85, 3. Blaha, 337.13
200 Fly: Winner-- Jack Lane, Stanford, 1:50.04, 2. Stephens, Stanford, 1:51.34, 3. Montgomery, Stanford, 1:52.30
100 Free: Winner-- Winner-- Ethan Hallowell, Stanford, 46.67, 2. Pickard, Stanford, 46.84, 3. Akesson, ASU, 46.88
200 Back: Winner-- Jon Edwards, Stanford, 1:48.67, 2. Ravnan, Stanford, 1:48.72, 3. Gunderson, Stanford, 1:49.34
500 Free: Winner-- Robert Hommel, Stanford, 4:32.44, 2. Offutt, Stanford, 4:37.86, 3. Veazey, ASU, 4:40.09
3-Meter: Winner-- Kristian Ipsen, Stanford, 437.48, 2. Bradshaw, ASU, 360.23, 3. Garcia, Stanford, 325.88
*-200 Breast: Winner-- David Nolan, Stanford, 1:59.35, Wigstrom, Stanford, 2:06.43, Lane, Stanford, 2:06.99
*-400 Free Relay: Winner-- Stanford (Sims,Pickard, Montgomery, Stoehr), 3:07.05, 3. Arizona State, 3:09.02




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