STANFORD, Calif. – Junior Kristian Ipsen won the 1- and 3-meter diving events, but No. 4 Stanford fell to No. 3 Cal in the 2014 edition of the Big Swim, 169-74.
Ipsen’s 440.48 was nearly 100 points better than second-place Conner Kuremsky (344.55) in the 1-meter, as his 463.05 in the 3-meter copped a second win. The Cardinal went 1-2-3 in both events on a picture perfect Saturday at Avery Aquatic Center.
Stanford (7-1) was denied a perfect regular season as the Golden Bears (8-0) swept the swimming portion of the 13-event meet.
Cal started the meet televised live nationally on Pac-12 Networks by going 1-2 in the 200 medley relay, as its A-squad set an Avery Aquatic Center record in 1:26.77. Ryan Murphy, Chuck Katis, Tony Cox and Seth Stubblefield bettered the 1:27.19 set by Stanford in 2002.
Stanford went 1:28.84 in the opening relay and Jimmy Yoder’s 9:17.53 in the 1,000 free was good for third. Tom Kremer was the highest Cardinal finisher in the 200 free, touching fourth in 1:37.83. Kremer later swam to third with a 44.73 in the 100 free.
Thomas Stephens (20.53) was fifth in the 50 free and Max Williamson (1:48.47) claimed silver in the 200 individual medley.
In the 100 fly, Connor Black (47.76) and Gray Umbach (47.82) finished second and third, respectively.
Murphy (47.02) knocked off defending NCAA champion David Nolan (47.78) to win the 100 back.
Justin Buck’s 4:32.09 was good for fifth in the 500 free. Daniel Le managed a third-place effort in the 100 breast with his 54.84.
Stanford ended the meet with a third-place 1:20.73 in the 200 free relay behind the strokes of Nolan, Black, Stephens and Kremer.
Stanford travels to Federal Way, Wash., for the Pac-12 Conference Diving Championships (Feb. 27-March 1).