Jan. 8, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 1-ranked Stanford (4-0) began the New Year's by defeating Pacific (5-2) 143-105 on a cool Saturday afternoon as five swimmers each won two events a piece.
Freshmen Andie Taylor and Felicia Lee, sophomore Andi Murez and seniors Kelsey Ditto and Liz Smith all doubled up wins in the team's first meet on 2011.
Ditto paced the field in the two longest events, winning the 1000-yard freestyle, 17 seconds ahead of teammate Angela Duckworth with a time of 10:00.52, before winning the 500 free, passing freshman teammate Allison Arnold late in the race to win with a time of 4:56.97.
Taylor twice pulled away from her Cardinal teammates down the stretch to pick up her wins. In the 200 free, Taylor and her freshman classmate, Maya DiRado were neck and neck until Taylor finished with a time of 1:48.99, .25 seconds ahead of DiRado. In the 200 fly, Taylor pulled away from Kaia Simmons and Jessie Hammes to finish in first with a time of 2:02.74.
Smith closed out the individual events with a win in the 200 IM, swimming 2:03.38 after winning the 100 breast with a mark of 1:03.01. Taylor was also second in the 200 IM.
Murez won the 100 back with a time of 56.19, and then paced the field in the 100 free with a mark of 49.89. Lee won the 200 back (1:59.14) and the 100 fly (54.01).
Megan Fischer-Colbrie was twice a runner-up backstroke, finishing second to Murez in the 100 back and second to Lee in the 200 back. Simmons, along with her runner-up finish in the 200 fly, was third in the 1000 free. Jamie Bruce was a runner-up in the 200 breast and third in the 200 IM.
The Cardinal are next in action at dual meets at Arizona and Arizona State on January 21 and 22, while the diving team completes its competition at UCLA on Saturday and Sunday.
200 Medley Relay: Webb/Smith/Woodward/Murez, Stanford 1:43.07
1000 Free: Ditto, Stanford 10:00.52; Duckworth, Stanford 10:17.10; Simmons, Stanford 10:20.27
200 Free: Taylor, Stanford 1:48.99; DiRado, Stanford 1:49.24; Durant, Stanford 1:54.44
100 Back: Murez, Stanford 56.19; Fischer-Colbrie, Stanford 56.96; Bruce, Stanford 59.01
100 Breast: Smith, Stanford 1:03.01; Kraemer, Stanford 1:04.65; Finn, Stanford 1:05.99
200 Fly: Taylor, Stanford 2:02.74; Simmons, Stanford 2:03.38; Hammes, Stanford 2:06.70
50 Free: Webb, Stanford 22.96; Woodward, Stanford 23.10; Dwelley, Stanford 23.52
100 Free: Murez, Stanford 49.89; Webb, Stanford 50.18; Whitford, Stanford 53.83
200 Back: Lee, Stanford 1:59.14; Fischer-Colbrie, Stanford 2:01.32; Durant, Stanford 2:04.60
200 Breast: Finn, Stanford 2:18.92; Bruce, Stanford 2:19.97; Kraemer, Stanford 2:20.15
500 Free: Ditto, Stanford 4:56.97; Arnold, Stanford 5:03.43; Duckworth, Stanford 5:04.74
100 Fly: Lee, Stanford 54.01; Woodward, Stanford 54.92; Dwelley, Stanford 55.42
200 IM: Smith, Stanford 2:03.38; Taylor, Stanford 2:05.15; Bruce, 2:05.99
200 Free Relay: Woodward/Webb/Murez/Dwelley, Stanford 1:32.41