Aug. 4, 2011
STANFORD, Calif.-- Stanford's Maya DiRado was a national runner-up in the 400-meter individual medley, one of three Cardinal in the 10-woman final as the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year was also third as a part of the 4x200 relay team 10 minutes later.
DiRado finished second to Florida's own freshman, Elizabeth Beisel, who was the world champion five days ago. DiRado's time of 4:37.88 was second to Beisel's time of 4:34.78, as DiRado opened up the first 50 with the lead, dropped to third after the fly, back to first after the first 50 of the back and then remained second behind Beisel the rest of the way. Graduate Julia Smit, who was racing near the back of the pack, finished sixth (4:44.35). Sophomore-to-be Andie Taylor was fifth (4:44.28).
Ten minutes later DiRado swam the second leg of the 4x200 relay, as the Cardinal finished third with a time of 8:08.25, as Athens Swim Club set a U.S. Open record with a time of 7:58.14.
Incoming Stanford freshman Erich Peske won the C Finals of the 100 fly, the first of four Cardinal swimmers in the top-30 in the event. Peske finished with a time of 53.69. Soon-to-be classmate, David Nolan, just missed the consolation title, finishing second and 12th overall with a time of 53.53, three-tenths behind Paul Davis' 53.23. Graduate Eugene Godsoe was the top Cardinal finisher, at fourth, 52.41, .53 seconds from a medal, while Bobby Bollier was ninth (53.45).
The Cardinal women had six women in the top-30 of the 50 free, paced by fourth place and graduate Kate Dwelley (25.27 and fifth place Sam Woodward (25.33). Dwelley was just eight hundreths from third place Kara Joyce's time of 25.19. In the B Finals, incoming freshman Maddy Schaefer was 13th overall (25.69) and senior Betsy Webb was 16th (25.27). Andi Murez (24th) and Felicia Lee (25th) rounded out the Cardinal field, of which five will swim for Stanford in 2011-12.
Alex Coville was a runner-up in the consolation finals of the men's splash and dash, finishing 12th overall in the 50 free at 22.49, behind Cal swimmer, William Copeland's time of 22.26.
Stanford has a number of incoming recruits at nationals and junior nationals next week, including: Katie Olsen, Annemarie Thayer, Maddy Schaefer, Haley Sims, Fiona Majeau and Mackenzie Stein for the women and Drew Cosgarea, Ben Holston, Robert Hommel, Jack Lane, David Nolan, Erich Peske, Chris Pickard and Thomas Stephens for the men.
The U.S. Nationals runs through Saturday at Stanford's Avery Aquatic Center.
Full results are available at: http://www.swmeets.com/Realtime/LC%20Nationals/2011/(winner, Stanford finishers, of 30)August 4
W 100m Breaststroke (Winner-- Jessica Hardy, 1:06.81, C Finals: 28. Smith, 1:10.87)
M 100m Butterfly (Winner-- Tim Phillips, 51.69, 4. Godsoe, 52.41, 9. Bollier, 53.45, B Finals: 12. Nolan, 53.53, C Finals: 21. Peske, 53.69)
W 50m Freestyle (Winner-- Lara Jackson, 24.98, 4. Dwelley, 25.27, 5. Woodward, 25.33, B Finals: 13. Schaefer, 25.69, 16. Webb, 25.27, C Finals: 24. Murez, 25.94, 25. Lee, 25.98)
M 50m Freestyle (Winner-- Nathan Adrian, 21.84, B Finals: 12. Coville, 22.49, 20. Allen, 23.28, C Finals: 24. Wayne, 22.97)
W 400m Individual Medley (Winner-- Elizabeth Beisel, 4:34.78, 2. DiRado, 4:37.88, 5. Taylor, 4:44.28, 6. Smit, 4:44.35)
W 4x200m Free Relay (Winner-- Athens Swim Club, 7:58.14, US Open Record, 3. Stanford (Dwelley, DiRado, Murez, Lee), 8:08.25, 29. Stanford (Woodward, Taylor, Smith, Giberson), 8:25.29August 3
W 100m Backstroke (Winner-- Melissa Franklin, 59.18, B Finals: 15. Webb, 1:02.07, C Finals: 26. Lee, 1:02.55)
M 200m Freestyle (Winner-- Peter Vanderkaay, 1:46.45, B Finals: 13. Priestley, 1:49.97, 18. Bollier, 1:51.42, 19. Stephens, 1:51.96)
M 100m Backstroke (Winner-- Matthew Grevers, 53.14, 5. Godsoe, 54.34,B Finals: 14. Nolan, 55.21, C Finals: 23. M. Thompson, 55.63)
W 200m Freestyle (Winner-- Allison Schmidt, 1:57.94, B Finals, 12. DiRado, 1:59.91, 21. Dwelley, 1:59.13, 30. Murez, 2:02.43)
*M 200m Butterfly (Winner-- Bobby Bollier
, 1:56.54, 7. Mosko, 1:56.71)
*W 4x100m Free Relay (Winner—Stanford (Lee, Dwelley, Woodward, Smit), 3:40.31—LC championship record, 5. Stanford B (DiRado, Webb, Murez, Breeden), 3:44.53August 2
W 100m Butterfly (Winner—Dana Vollmer, 57.26, 3. Breeden, 58.60, 9. Lee, 59.58, B Finals: 18. Woodward, 59.87, C Finals: 27. Murez, 1:00.51)
M 400m Freestyle (Winner-- Matthew McLean, 3:47.33, B Finals: 17. Mosko, 3:55.46, C Finals: 21. Cosgarea, 3:54.80, 25. Priestley, 3:56.17, 30. Stephens, 3:59.73)
W 200m Individual Medley (Winner—Elizabeth Beisel, 2:10.75, 3. DiRado, 2:11.92, 5. Smit, 2:13.73)
M 200m Breaststroke (Winner-- Brendan Hansen, 1:00.08, 6. Criste, 1:01.56, 9. Lovelace, 1:01.76, 10. B.Johnson, 1:02.14)
W 400m Freestyle (Winner—Ashley Steenvoorden, 4:07.63 B Finals: 17. Taylor, 4:12.54)
M 400m Individual Medley (Winner--Robert Margalis, 4:19.01, B Finals: 14. Thompson, 4:22.50) Upcoming ScheduleAugust 5
M 100m Freestyle
W 200m Butterfly
M 200m Individual Medley
W 200m Backstroke
W 800 Free / M 1500 Free (heats)
M 4x200m Free RelayAugust 6
W 800m Free (final)
W 100m Freestyle
M 200m Backstroke
W 200m Breaststroke
M 200m Breaststroke
M 1500 Free (final)
M/W 4x100m Medley Relays