March 29, 2002
Athens, Ga. - Sophomore Peter Marshall was crowned NCAA Champion in the 100 back and the 200 medley relay took first in a pool record time as the Stanford men's swimming and diving team completed day two at the 2002 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Athen, Georgia. Stanford is currently in second place in the team standings with 361 points. Texas leads the competition with 376. Auburn is third at 252.5.
In the first event of the day, the 200 medley relay, the Cardinal captures its third relay title of the championships in a pool record time of 1:25.47. The team of Randall Bal, Michael Bruce, Matt McDonald and Peter Marshall swam the relay in a season-best time.
Sophomore Markus Rogan, who was tabbed NCAA Champion in the 200 IM yesterday, took fourth in the 400 IM in a time of 3:43.30 - the second-fastest time in school history.
The third event of the day was the 100 butterfly. Sophomore Peter Marshall finished second with a 46.48 behind Texas' Ian Crocker, who set a new American record in the event (45.44). Marshall swam a career-best 46.39 in the prelims this morning - the fourth fastest time in school history. Freshman Matt McDonald took fourth (46.66) while fellow frosh Jayme Cramer placed seventh (47.22). McDonald swam a 46.50 in the prelims with a career-best 46.50 (fifth fastest time in school history) while Cramer clocked a 47.09 (tied for seventh fastest swim in school history). Junior Dan Westcott, competing in the consolation final, was ninth (46.82, sixth fastest time in school history) and sophomore Bobby O'Bryan finished 12th (47.59).
Florida's Stephen Sioui won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:34.67.
The next event was the 100 breast where Cardinal Michael Bruce finished fourth with a time of 53.39 - a season- and career-best time for the sophomore. His time ranks fourth in school history.
Stanford had four swimmers competing in the final of the 100 backstroke. Sophomore Peter Marshall was crowned NCAA Champion in the event with a time of 45.91. Marshall set the pool record in this event yesterday with his time of 45.54. That time is the second-fastest time in school history. Junior Randall Bal took third in 46.13 (fourth fastest in school history) while teammate Dan Westcott was fourth (46.51) with the fifth fastest swim in school history). Frosh Jayme Cramer was sixth clocking in at 46.95 with a season-and career-best time (10th on the school's best list).
In the three-meter diving event, Stanford freshman Adam Peterson placed 31st with a score of 266.45.
Action concludes tomorrow at the 2002 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Gabrielsen Natatorium. Final day events are 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform diving and the 400 freestyle relay. Prelims begin at 11 a.m. with the finals taking place at 7 p.m. ET.
STANDINGS (THROUGH EVENT 14)
Friday, March 29
1. Texas 376 2. Stanford 361 3. Auburn 252.5 4. Southern Cal. 193 5. Florida 190 6. Minnesota 166.5 7. California 166 8. Arizona 143 9. Tennessee 126 10. Georgia 109