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Cardinal Men Host Final Two Home Meets, Friday and Saturday
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/02/2011

Feb. 2, 2011

STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 2-ranked Stanford (4-0) will close out its home schedule with home meets against Cal State Bakersfield (6-1) on Friday at 2 p.m. And No. 8-ranked USC (6-1 prior to swimming at Cal) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Live stats will be available both days.

Live Stats: CS Bakersfield | USC

According to the latest poll, released January 26, Bay Area rivals Cal and Stanford are separated by 11 points in the national rankings with the Bears garnering seven first place votes and 439 total points and the Cardinal under Skip Kenney anchoring 428 points and six first place votes. The remaining seven first place votes are with Auburn, who is No. 3 with 423 points.

Four Pac-10 teams rank in the national top-10. In what should be a very competitive conference meet four teams are ranked in the top-10. Individually, Arizona has 33 athletes ranked in the national top-20, Stanford has 23, USC has 16 and Cal has 11.

Stanford has already beaten Arizona, in Tucson, awaits USC this weekend and closes out the dual schedule at Cal on February 19.

It will be the final home weekend for Jake Allen, Alex Coville, John Criste, and Scott Korotkin. Diver Brent Eichenseer completed his final home events last weekend.

In last week's diving event between Stanford and USC's divers, Harrison Jones won both the one and three-meter events over Eichenseer. Based on placement, USC has 23 points and Stanford has 13.

The Roadrunners under head coach third-year head coach Chris Hansen received five points in the latest national poll. They are a member of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

USC ranks No. 8 and feature 16 athletes ranked in the national top-20 including the nation's fastest 100 free time by freshman Vladimir Morozov and the fastest 100 breast by senior Dillon Connolly.

Stanford's Chad La Tourette, Bobby Bollier and Matt Thompson are three Cardinal ranked in the top-10 in multiple categories.

For Stanford, La Tourette has the nation's fastest 1000 free (8:56.40) and 1650 free (14:47.06). Bollier's time of 4:19.42 in the 500 free is fifth, while his mark in the 200 fly (1:43.77) ranks third behind two Arizona swimmers. Thompson ranks ninth in the 400 IM (3:48.90) and the 200 back (1:43.40).

Also in the top-10 are Alex Coville in the 50 free (sixth), Aaron Wayne in the 100 free (ninth Matthew Swanston (tenth) in the 200 back, and Criste in the 100 breast (third).

Stanford's 200 free relay team is ranked fourth nationally and the 800 free relay team is eighth. The 400 medley relay team is seventh.

February 11 the diving team heads to BYU, while on February 19 the team closes out its dual schedule at Cal. Championship play begins for diving at the end of February, Pac-10 Championships begin March 2.

Friday, February 4 vs Cal State Bakersfield at 2:00 p.m.
200 Medley Relay
1000 Freestyle
200 Freestyle
100 Back
100 Breast
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
1 meter diving
100 Freestyle
200 Back
200 Breast
500 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
3 meter diving
400 IM
400 Free Relay

Saturday, February 5 vs USC at 1:00 p.m.
400 Medley Relay
1650 Free
200 Free
100 Backstroke
100 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
50 Freestyle
1 meter diving already competed - USC 12 pts, Stanford 6 pts
100 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
200 Breaststroke
500 Freestyle
100 Butterfly
3 meter diving already competed - USC 11 pts, Stanford 7 pts
200 IM
200 Free Relay



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