No. 2 Men's Swimming and Diving Travel To Arizona
Jan. 17, 2001
THIS WEEK: The second-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team (3-0, 0-0) head to Arizona to open Pac-10 action at Arizona State on Friday, January 19 at 1 p.m. then travel to Tucson to face the Arizona Wildcats on Saturday, January 20 at 1 p.m. The Cardinal are the defending conference champions.
LAST WEEK: Stanford defeated CSU-Bakersfield, 138-83, in a dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on the Cardinal campus. The team got strong performances from freshman Markus Rogan, who won two events, and sophomore Randall Bal, who set a new Avery Aquatic Center pool record. Senior Adam Messner picked up a win in the 200 fly while junior Jeff Guyman took top honors in the 100 free. Sophomore diver Gavin Olmstead won both the one-meter and three-meter events for Stanford. Senior Rob Canales (200 back) and junior Michael O'Neil (200 IM) also recorded wins for the Cardinal.
STANFORD TOP TIMES BY EVENT:
50 free: Randall Bal (20.54)100 free: Bobby O'Bryan (44.73)200 free: Adam Messner (1:36.82)500 free: Adam Messner (4:24.82)1000 free: Matt Sorlien (9:12.55)1650 free: Matt Sorlien (15.55)100 back: Randall Bal (47.81)200 back: Markus Rogan (1:45.19)100 breast: Anthony Robinson (55.84)200 breast: Michael Bruce (1:57.85)100 fly: Adam Messner (49.03)200 fly: Adam Messner 1:46.63200 IM: Markus Rogan (1:49.59)400 IM: Steven Brown (3:51.40One-Meter diving: Brian Ferris (256.35)Three-Meter diving: Gavin Olmstead (221.30)Platform diving: Brian Ferris (219.85)
HEAD COACH SKIP KENNEY: Skip Kenney has led the Cardinal to seven NCAA titles, including a runaway win in 1998. He has also been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times, most recently in 1998. In addition, Kenney has led the Cardinal to some of the finest team performances in the history of the NCAA Championship meet. The 1992 squad set meet records for both points scored (632) and victory margin (276 points over Texas), and the 1998 team became the first to have a championship final representative in every individual and relay swimming event. He has also coached a total of 86 All-Americans to 731 All-American honors, and has developed 37 NCAA Champions.