No. 4 Stanford Defeats No. 17 ASU, 159-138

Jan. 19, 2001

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- In what is the last weekend of home competition for Arizona State senior swimmers and divers, Stanford senior and Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman bid farewell to her hometown by winning three events as the No. 4 Cardinal defeated the 17th-ranked Sun Devils 159-138, Friday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center in Tempe, Ariz.

Competing in its first dual meet of the season, Stanford now stands at 1-0, while ASU dropped to 4-4.

Hyman, a Phoenix, Ariz., native who earned gold in the 200 meter butterfly at Sydney, started her day by winning the 200 yard fly in an NCAA `A' qualifying time of 1:56.64, ahead of ASU's Sarah Baham in 2:03.65. Then, Hyman scored an NCAA `B' time of 1:59.20 as she topped the Sun Devils' Lauren Morelli (2:03.04) in the 200y backstroke. Finally, in the 100y fly, Hyman again bested Baham, swimming an NCAA `A' time of 53.97, to Baham's 56.23.

But ASU was not without its shining moments. Leading the way was junior Alicia Wheelock, who picked up back-to-back wins in back-to-back events. In the 50y free, Wheelock bested Stanford freshman Kelly Bennett 24.25 to 24.31. Then, in the 100y free, Wheelock outdid Bennett again, clocking in at 52.54 to 52.89, respectively.

Also picking up a win for ASU was freshman Miranda Shald (57.49), who finished one-two with Morelli (57.68) in the 100y back. The Sun Devils' 200y free relay team also took first-place points in 1:37.25, but Stanford proved too daunting an opponent elsewhere.

In the diving portion of the meet, ASU's Natalie Burgess finished runner-up in both the 1-meter and 3-meter dives. Stanford's Erin Sones captured first in both disciplines, with marks of 258.53 and 272.40, respectively. Burgess competed to second-place totals of 253.43 and 266.78, respectively.

The Sun Devils will be back in action again Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. The 6th-ranked California Golden Bears will be the Sun Devils' opponents on day-two of the three-day home stand. In cooperation with the men's meet, the first event is scheduled to begin at noon.

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