Gold Medal Winner Misty Hyman Leads #4 Stanford Women's Swimming To Season-Opening Victory In Front Of Hometown Crowd At #17 Arizona State

Jan. 19, 2001

Tempe, Ariz. - Phoenix native Misty Hyman, winner of the Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in the 200 meter butterfly, led #4 Stanford (1-0) to a 159-138 season-opening dual meet win at #17 Arizona State (4-4) on Friday. The fourth-year senior was a triple-winner individually in the 200 butterfly (1:56.64), 200 backstroke (1:59.20) and 100 butterfly (53.97). She also swam the third leg on the Cardinal's winning 200 medley relay squad. Stanford won 12 of the meet's 16 events. Junior Jessica Foschi won three individual events, recording victories in the 1000 free (9:57.25), the 500 free (4:53.49) and the 400 individual medley (4:23.88). The Cardinal will travel to #3 Arizona for a key Pac-10 matchup tomorrow (Saturday, January 20, 1:00 p.m., MT).

Freshman Tara Kirk had an excellent Cardinal dual meet debut with victories in both the 100 breaststroke (1:01.12) and the 200 breaststroke (2:15.12). Kirk was also a part of the winning 200 medley relay squad. Senior diver Erin Sones picked up wins in both diving events that were contested. Sones captured the one-meter competition with a career-best dual meet score of 258.53, while also coming away victorious in the three-meter event with 272.40 points. Stanford's other winners were junior Lauren Thies in the 200 free (1:51.10) and the 200 medley relay team of freshman Megan Baumgartner, Kirk, Hyman and freshman Kelly Bennett (1:42.86).

Arizona State's was led by a double-individual winner in junior Alicia Wheelock in the 50 free (24.25) and the 100 free (52.54). Freshman Miranda Shald also picked up a win in the 100 backstroke, while the Sun Devils' team of freshman Lindsey Smart, freshman Florence Mauro, Wheelock and junior Sarah Baham captured the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.25).

FINAL TEAM SCORE & UPDATED RECORDS/>

Stanford 159, Arizona State 138, Updated Records: Stanford 1-0, Arizona State 4-4

NCAA QUALIFYING TIMES/SCORES/>

'A' - 100 Breastroke - Tara Kirk, Stanford 1:01.12
'A' - 100 Butterfly - Misty Hyman, Stanford 53.97
'A' - 200 Butterfly - Misty Hyman, Stanford 1:56.64
'A' - One-Meter Diving - Erin Sones, Stanford 258.53
'A' - Three-Meter Diving - Erin Sones, Stanford 272.40
'B' - 200 Medley Relay - Stanford `A' (Megan Baumgartner, Tara Kirk, Misty Hyman, Kelly Bennett) 1:42.86
'B' - 500 Freestyle - Jessica Foschi, Stanford 4:53.49
'B' - 400 Individual Medley - Jessica Foschi, Stanford 4:23.88

'A' - NCAA 'A' Qualifying Standard'B' - NCAA 'B' Qualifying Standard

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