STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford steps out of conference action to face visiting Wisconsin Saturday morning at Avery Aquatic Center. The 11 a.m. meet, which includes both schools' men's teams, will be the final dual of the 2013 side of the schedule for the Cardinal women.
No. 7 Stanford (3-0, 2-0 Pac-12)
• The Cardinal has breezed to a 3-0 overall record and a 2-0 mark in Pac-12 duals through the first month of the season.
• Seniors Maya DiRado and Felicia Lee look poised for exciting senior seasons. DiRado has paced Stanford in a team-leading three events, the 200 free (1:47.64), 200 back (1:59.60) and 100 fly (55.88). Lee has clocked Stanford’s best time in the 200 fly (1:58.89) and the 200 IM (2:01.61), while ranking second in the 50 free (23.55) and 100 free (49.95).
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• The freshmen are off to a fast start with Tara Halsted and Lia Neal leading the way. Halsted won the 200 back (2:00.56) at Oregon State and Neal has the team’s top time in the 100 free (49.54). Classmate Grace Carlson also owns the team’s third-best time in the 100 back (56.42), 200 back (2:01.01) and 200 IM (2:05.38).
Last Time Out
The Cardinal won nine of the first 10 events to dominate Oregon State, 170-88, last Friday in its first road contest of the 2013-14 season. Felicia Lee won three individual events and Katie Olsen swept the 100 and 200 breaststrokes to help the Cardinal to its third straight dual win. Stanford is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since 2010-11.
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Last Year’s Meeting
Maddy Schaefer was responsible for three wins as No. 5 Stanford downed No. 23 Wisconsin, 159-130, Nov. 2, 2012 at Avery Aquatic Center. Schaefer posted individual wins in the 50 and 200 free and was a part of the first-place relay squad in the 400 medley.
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Haase Starts Blogging
Sophomore Sarah Haase began blogging for The Washington Post’s reachforthewall.com swimming blog last week. Her first post, titled “New season, new team,” was published Tuesday. Fans can expect more insight to Stanford swimming from Haase on the “Behind The Blocks: NCAA or Bust” blog series on Nov. 5.
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In the Rankings
The Cardinal debuted at No. 7 in the first CSCAA poll released Oct. 31. California is No. 1, while Wisconsin checks in at No. 20. Five Pac-12 teams are in the top 25.
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No. 20 Wisconsin (0-2, 0-1 Big Ten) | Team Page | Roster
• The Badgers are 0-2 after facing Georgia and Minnesota. The schedule has been challenging to date, as Georgia is the reigning NCAA champion and Minnesota earned the Big Ten’s title last season. Junior Ivy Martin, one of the top freestyle swimmers in the country, has been the star for Wisconsin. She owns the nation’s early-season top time in the 50 free (22.38) and 100 free (49.09). Last year, Martin was sixth in the 50 free (22.03) and 28th in the 100 free (49.17) at the NCAA Championships to help the Badgers finish 15th.
• Wisconsin makes a stop at Cal on Friday for a dual meet.
Based on 2013-14 times
• 50 Free
Wisconsin – Ivy Martin (22.38, 1st in NCAA)
Stanford – Maddy Schaefer (23.20, 25th)
• 100 Free
Wisconsin – Ivy Martin (49.09, 1st)
Stanford – Lia Neal (49.54 (t-4th), Felicia Lee (49.95 (t-12th), Maddy Schaefer (50.33, 24th)
• 200 IM
Wisconsin – Aja Van Hout (2:02.39, 15th)
Stanford – Felicia Lee (2:01.61, 12th)
• 400 IM
Wisconsin – Aja Van Hout (4:22.68, 30th)
Stanford – Andie Taylor (4:20.78, 19th), Tara Halsted (4:24.61, 38th)
• Stanford was the top women’s college team at the U.S. Open in Irvine, Calif., collecting 228 points during the long-course meters event. Felicia Lee, who won the 100 fly (58.94), Lia Neal, Maddy Schaefer, Katie Olsen, Andie Taylor and Sarah Haase all enjoyed top-10 finishes.
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• Maya DiRado fell just shy of a bronze medal in the 400 individual medley at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona, finishing fourth in 4:32.70, after winning the 400 IM at the U.S. national meet. DiRado did not leave Barcelona empty-handed, though, as she took home a gold as part of the 800 freestyle relay team.
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On the Tube
The Pac-12 Networks will broadcast two Stanford women’s swimming and diving dual meets, as well as the Pac-12 Championships this year. The Cardinal are on the air at UCLA (Jan. 31) and at Avery Aquatic Center against Cal (Feb. 15). The conference meet is slated for February 26-March 1 in Federal Way, Wash.
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Join the Conversation
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Stanford travels to College Station, Texas, for the Art Adamson Invitational Nov. 21-23.