Oct. 18, 2008
Stockton, Calif. - The Stanford men's swim team put on a dominating performance at the Pacific Invitational on Saturday. The Cardinal won the meet with 1006.5 points to easily defeat second-place California who had 635 points.
The early season meet was the first chance to see the type of team Stanford has in 2008-09 and it looks like head coach, Skip Kenney has another team capable of a Pac-10 Championship and a high finish at the NCAA's.
Dunford opened the meet by swimming the fastest leg (19.69 seconds) of the victorious 200 yard free relay. Dunford teamed with Alex Coville (21.08), David Dunford (20.42), and Austin Staab (20.61) in the relay. He followed that up by winning the 100 free with a time of 42.27 seconds and the 100 fly with a time of 49.20 seconds.
Godsoe won individual events in the 100 back with at time of 49.18 seconds and the 200 back with a time of 1:50.84. He also swan the anchor leg (1:43.90) for the 800 yard free relay that finished first with a time of 6:52.10. Joining Godsoe on the relay were Andrew Trepp (1:44.08), David Mosko (1:42.80), and Phillip Morrison (1:41.32).
Mosko also claimed an individual event win in the 500 free. Mosko finished with a time of 4:34.96 as Stanford swept the top eight places in the event.
The other Stanford veteran with an event win was Nate Cass who took the 200 breast. Cass finished with a time of 2:05.14 to just out-touch teammate, Paul Kornfeld, the defending NCAA Champion in the event.
The final event winner for the Cardinal was freshman Bobby Bollier who won the 200 fly with a time of 1:50.03.
Stanford will next compete on Halloween Day, Friday Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. The Cardinal will welcome the University of Washington to the Avery Aquatic Center in Pac-10 dual meet action.
Men - Team Scores
Place School Points
1 Stanford University STAN-PC 1006.5
2 University of California, Berk UCB-PC 635
3 University of the Pacific UOP 486
4 California, University of, Dav UCD-CA 377.5