GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Stanford synchronized swimming team finished second with 72.0 points behind Lindenwood University (87.0), Saturday, in Gainesville, Fla. The University of Florida was third with 55.0 points.
“We did a great job today,” said second-year head coach Sara Lowe. “Our team has worked hard throughout the past few weeks to refine their skills and improve the routines. Megan [Azebu] and I saw some of that work pay off today.”
Lindenwood just edged the Cardinal in the team routine, scoring an 85.433. Stanford’s team of Leigh Haldeman, Megan Hansley, Evelyna Wang, Marisa Tashima, Isabella Park, Mina Shah and Carolyn Morrice turned in an 84.050. Florida finished with a 78.333.
In the trio, the Cardinal placed third and fourth behind a pair of Lindenwood teams. Haldeman, Hansley and Wang registered an 80.567, while Park, Shah and Tashima tallied a 77.167. Lindenwood’s Anouk Eman, Mary Killman and Dennise Ramirez won the event with an 80.900, while Reem Abdalazem, Alyson Haylor and Laia Pons were second with an 80.733.
Stanford continued with a strong showing in the duet as Hansley and Wang posted an 81.967 to finish second behind Lindenwood’s Killman and Abdalazem (83.000). Tashima and Park were third with an 81.867. Eman and Ramirez were fourth for Lindenwood with a 77.600. Florida’s Kimberly Goyack and Daniela De Faria were fifth with a 75.133.
Killman won the solo with an 85.467, while Florida’s De Faria was second with a 75.167. Stanford’s Morrice took third with a 72.733.
Stanford, Florida and Lindenwood will be back in the pool on Sunday, Feb. 16 in Gainesville, Fla.