No. 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Host Arizona Schools
Jan. 24, 2002
This Week: The No. 1 Stanford men's swimming and diving team (4-0, 0-0 Pac-10) hosts the Arizona schools to open league competition ... The Cardinal will take on No. 9 Arizona on Friday, January 25 at 1 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Complex ... The dual meet will be held in conjunction with the women's team with an alternating event format ... Stanford will host No. 5 Arizona State on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out: The top-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team defeated No. 12 Michigan 134-109 at Canham Natatorium. Markus Rogan led the Cardinal attack winning the 200 IM and 200-yard backstroke, while Randall Bal earned victories in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Stanford got on board first by winning the 400-yard medley relay. Dan Westcott, Peter Lennox-King, Bobby O'Bryan and Jeff Guyman finished in 3:17.52. The Cardinal dropped the next two races, but won the seven of the final ten events to seal the team's fourth victory in dual meets. Jayme Cramer picked up a win in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.59), while Bal won the 100-yard freestyle in 44.60. Rogan won the 200 backstroke in 1:44.99, edging out teammate Peter Marshall, who finished second with a time of 1:45.62. Michael Bruce also picked up a victory for Stanford in the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:59.01. Michigan gave Stanford a scare in the final event of the day, but the Cardinal's team of Guyman, Marshall, O'Bryan and Andrew Schnell pulled out the victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay by .16. The foursome won the event in 2:58.21.
Up Next: Stanford will travel to Los Angeles to face Southern California on Saturday, February 9 at 1 p.m.
On The Web: For the latest news, notes and results on the Cardinal swimming and diving squad, log onto the official website of Stanford University athletics at www.gostanford.com.
Head Coach Skip Kenney: Stanford head coach Skip Kenneyenters his 23rd season at the helm of the Cardinal program. He has led Stanford 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 guided the Cardinal to 20 straight conference titles, which is far and away the record for consecutive Pac-10 championships in any sport. Kenney has been named Pac-10 Coach of the Year 13 times in the last 19 years.
About The Wildcats: Arizona comes to Palo Alto with a 3-1 dual meet record (1-0 in the Pac-10) ... Last time out, the 'Cats recorded their first loss of the season in a dual meet with SMU (134-128) ... Sophomore Greg Owen and senior Roland Schoeman each won two events.
Golden Summer For Cardinal: Several Cardinals competed in international competitions with great success this summer. Junior backstroker Randall Bal picked up a gold medal at the World Championships. Sophpmore backstroker Peter Marshall took home three gold medals and freshman Jayme Cramer made a statement at the World University Games. Sophomore backstroker Markus Rogan nabbed a silver at the World Championships and junior Dan Westcott was a key member of the U.S. team at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, along with freshman Dan Trupin.
2001-2002 Cardinal Top Times(by event)50 free: Randall Bal (20.05)100 free: Randall Bal (44.06)200 free: John Waters (1:38.94)500 free: Matt Sorlien (4:26.11)1650 free: Matt Sorlien (15:11.76)100 back: Peter Marshall (46.92)200 back: Markus Rogan (1:44.99)100 breast: Michael Bruce (55.49)200 breast: Michael Bruce (1:59.01)100 fly: Peter Marshall (48.02)200 fly: Jayme Cramer (1:46.59)200 IM: Markus Rogan (1:48.15)400 IM: Markus Rogan (3:48.81)200 free relay: Guyman, Bal, O'Bryan, Marshall (1:20.25)400 free relay: Guyman, Marshall, O'Bryan, Schnell (2:58.21)800 free relay: Trupin, Rogan, Schnell, Waters (6:32.86)200 medley relay: Westcott, Bruce, McDonald, O'Bryan (1:28.91)400 medley relay: Bal, Bruce, O'Bryan, Schnell (3:15.71)
CSCAA Top 25 (1/18/02)
1. STANFORD 2002. Auburn 1923. Texas 1834. Tennessee 1775. Arizona State 1676. Minnesota 1617. California 1528. South Carolina 1399. Arizona 129 USC 12911. Michigan 12412. Virginia 11813. Georgia 10014. Florida 9515. Wisconsin 9216. Alabama 7917. SMU 6918. Pittsburgh 6419. Texas A&M 5520. Penn State 5121. North Carolina 2622. Clemson 2523. LSU 2224. Purdue 1725. Harvard 14