Feb. 23, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. -
Diver Kristian Ipsen and swimmer David Nolan each shelved a pair of wins for No. 7 Stanford but No. 2 California got the better end of Saturday's dual meet, 139-104, at the Spieker Aquatics Center.
The Cardinal closes the regular season 4-2 overall (2-2 Pac-12 Conference) as Cal bumped its record to 7-0 (4-0 Pac-12) in men's swimming and diving action.
"Racing a great team like Cal always helps you learn things and helps prepare you to be better," Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp said. "In many ways, we are better now than we were last year and we're excited to race at the Pac-12 Championships in early March."
Stanford now shifts its attention to the championship portion of the schedule and eyes its 32nd consecutive Pac-12 title March 3-6 in Federal Way, Wash.
The cavalry of Nolan, Andrew Saeta, Jack Lane and Aaron Wayne went 1:26.92 to win the 200 medley relay.
Wayne later added a win in the 100 free after going 44.01 and Nolan won the 100 back in 47.68. Nolan also went on to capture gold with a 54.05 in the 100 breast.
Finishing third in the 1,000 free was Drew Cosgarea (9:17.30). Danny Thomson (9:18.89) was next in line, touching over one second later.
Tom Kremer (1:37.24) stroked his way to second in the 200 free. Saeta (20.25) and Sean Duggan (20.65) finished behind a pair of Golden Bears atop the 50 free standings.
3:53.96 was good for second in the 400 individual medley.
Ipsen (396.15) finished ahead of a pair of Cal divers to win the 1-meter event. Noah Garcia (339.38), Connor Kuremsky (338.85) and Taylor Shisc (317.18) rounded out the top six.
Ipsen would make it a clean sweep with a 492.30 in the 3-meter event. Garcia (348.98) was third and Kuremsky (344.25) was fourth. Ipsen won the event by nearly 130 points, as Cal's Collin Pollard (364.73) was second.
In the 100 fly, Gray Umbach paced Stanford with a third-place finish in 48.00. Bryan Offutt (4:31.78) took third in the 500 free and was followed by three more Cardinal performers.
Wayne, Lane, Duggan and Saeta finished the meet with a second-place finish in the 200 free relay (1:19.89). Cal barely touched ahead in 1:19.89.
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