June 17, 2011
SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- Stanford alum Elaine Breeden won a silver medal in the 100 fly and recent graduate Liz Smith was fourth in the 200 breast, while soon-to-be sophomore Maya DiRado won the consolation finals of the 400 free to highlight the Cardinal on day one of the Santa Clara Invite.
Breeden, who had the top prelim time of 58.66, finished second to Cal's Dana Vollmer (58.84) with a time of 58.22.
Smith reached the A Finals of the 200 breast, finishing fourth (2:25.25), missing out on a medal by .39 seconds.
DiRado's personal-best of 4:11.43 in the B Finals was better than four swimmers in the A Finals, including Stanford classmate, Andie Taylor (4:12.05), who was seventh overall. DiRado outpaced Georgia senior Chelsea Nauta (4:11.43) and incoming Cal freshman Catherine Breed (4:12.20) in the consolation heat. DiRado took over the lead midway through the race, kept the lead with 100 yards to go and held off Nauta and Breed for the consolation win.
Alum Eugene Godsoe finished sixth in the 100 fly (54.11) to meet record setter and world record holder Michael Phelps (52.41), after being second to Phelps after the first 50 meters.
Incoming men's freshman, Maryland prep star Drew Cosarea finished second in the C Finals of the 400 free (3:59.61), pulling ahead of future teammate, Mitchell Stoehr, who finished sixth (4:03.07).
Both men and women had four Stanford swimmers in the top-27 of the 100 free. On the women's side, alum Julia Smit (56.02) was seventh and recent grad, Kate Dwelley was 15th, reaching the B Finals (55.99). On the men's side, alums David Dunford (50.60) and Eugene Godsoe (50.83) each reached the B Finals for 11th and 13th respectively.
Twenty-four year old BJ Johnson finished 11th in the 200 breast (2:17.37), three places ahead of junior Curtis Lovelace (2:17.63) in the 200 breast.
The event at the George Haines Swim Center in Santa Clara are a tuneup for next month's world championships and world university games.
Women (three, nine-woman finals, *-current Stanford swimmers in 2011-12)
A Finals: 7. Smit, 56.02; B Finals: 15. Dwelley, 55.99; C Finals: t-21. *Woodward, 56.57, 23. *Lee, 56.59
A Finals: 4. Smith, 2:25.25; B Finals: 15. Smit, 2:34.48
A Finals: 7. *Taylor, 4:12.05; B Finals: 10. *DiRado, 4:11.43
A Finals: 2. Breeden, 58.84; B Finals: 11. *Lee, 1:00.55, 17. *Woodward, 1:01.09
Men (three, nine-men finals)
B Finals: 11. D.Dunford, 50.60, 13. Godsoe, 50.83; C Finals: 21. Coville, 51.41, 25. Oriowol, 51.89
B Finals: 11. B. Johnson, 2:17.37, 14. *Lovelace, 2:17.63
C Finals: 20. D. *Cosgarea, 3:59.61, 24. *Stoehr, 4:03.01
A Finals: 6. Godsoe, 54.11; B Finals: 14. *Bollier, 55.01