Feb. 18, 2004
BATTLE OF THE UNBEATENS: In their final dual meet of the season, the No. 2 Stanford (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10), Cardinal men's swimming and diving team host their rival, the No. 4 California Golden Bears (5-0, 3-0 Pac-10), to see which team will finish the season undefeated. Following Saturday, the two teams will see each other again at Pac-10 Championships March 4-6 in Long Beach and at the NCAA Championships in Long Island, N.Y., March 25-27.
THE BIG MEET: Stanford holds a 92-13 edge over California in the rivalry's history. Last season, the two met when Stanford was ranked No. 1 and Cal No. 3. The Cardinal walked away with the victory, 173-112, to finish the season undefeated. Stanford swimmers left their mark on Cal's Spieker Aquatics Complex, setting six pool records.
TOP TIMES: Cardinal swimmers hold some of the best times in the nation this season. Senior Peter Marshall ranks first in the 100 back, third in the 200 back, sixth in the 100 fly, 12th in the 50 free and 14th in the 100 free. Senior Markus Rogan ranks first in the 200 back, second in the 100 back, third in the 200 free and 400 IM and fifth in the 200 IM. Freshman Ben Wildman-Tobriner checks in ranked 19th in the 50 free and 21st in the 100 free. Junior Jayme Cramer is ranked fifth in the 200 fly, sixth in the 200 free, 10th in the 500 free and 11th in the 100 fly. Frosh Hongzhe Sun is fourth in the 200 back and 13th in the 100 back while fellow freshman Shaun Phillips is fifth in the 1650 free. Junior Gary Marshall checks in ranked 11th in the 200 breast.
DID YOU KNOW? Stanford men are 32-0 in dual meets since losing to Arizona, 124-119, on Jan. 22, 2000.
LAST TIME OUT: The Stanford men's swimming and diving team notched a 127-102 win over the USC Trojans February 7th to remain undefeated in conference action this season. The Cardinal opened the meet with a 1-2 finish in the 400 meter medley relay as the relay team of Hongzhe Sun, Gary Marshall, Matt McDonald and Andrew Schnell turned in a time of 3:37.32 to take top honors. Jayme Cramer and Andy Grant went 1-2 in the 200 meter freestyle with times of 1:48.12 and 1:50.03 respectively. The Cardinal finished 1-2-3 in the 50 meter freestyle, won by freshman Ben Wildman-Tobriner in a time of 22.54. Bobby O'Bryan was second (23.37) followed by Scott Ransenberg (23.42). Rogan picked up his second win of the day taking top honors in the 200 meter backstroke, touching the wall in 1:56.14.