Dec. 1, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Andi Murez set an Ohio State Invitational record in the 200 free and the Stanford women's swimming team capped off a tremendous second day at the national showdown with a win in the 800 free relay Saturday to take the overall lead at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Stanford leads the nine-team field with 559 points, overcoming Florida's day-one lead to take the top spot. The Gators are now second with 534 points and the host Buckeyes (412) are third.
"I'm really pleased with the team's effort today," Stanford head coach Greg Meehan said. "Day two in a championship meet format presents more racing opportunities than any other day. To have the performance we did in the 800 free relay at the end of a long day was great. Now we have to move on and be ready to go tomorrow morning."
The Cardinal wraps up the invite Sunday with live results available at GoStanford.com.
Second-place honors in the 200 medley relay went to Stanford's Maya DiRado, Sarah Haase, Haley Sims and Maddy Schaefer in 1:38.91. Florida set a meet record in 1:38.37.
Notre Dame's Emma Reaney set a meet record during the prelims of the 400 individual medley in 4:08.63 but took fourth in the finals. Elizabeth Beisel of Florida bested Reaney's mark in the finals with a 4:00.61 as DiRado was second in 4:06.48.
Sims (54.60) was ninth in the 100 fly and Murez set a meet record in the prelims of the 200 free while going 1:44.83. Murez responded in the finals with a 1:45.16 to finish first.
Haase continued her strong outing with a second-place 1:00.40 in the 100 breast, one spot ahead of Katie Olsen
(1:00.44). KC Moss
was fifth in 1:01.97.
Maddy Schaefer (53.03) picked up a silver finish in the 100 back as Annemarie Thayer (53.94) was fifth overall.
In the 1-meter diving event, Kelly Markle (284.65) claimed second and Stephanie Phipps (281.25) took fourth.
Stanford ended the evening session by winning the 800 free relay by more than a second over Florida. DiRado, Schaefer, Julia Anderson and Murez touched in 7:03.18 as Florida stopped the clock in 7:04.58.