No. 2 Men Host San Francisco State In Dual Meet On Thursday

Nov. 6, 2002

Cardinal Open Dual Season At Home Against SFSU: The No. 2 Stanford men's swimming and diving team begin the fall dual meet season at home on Thursday, November 7 against San Francisco State at 3:30 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Center, located on the campus of Stanford University.

Order of Events: 200 Medley Relay, 1000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle; (15 minute break); 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 500 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly; (10 minute break); 200 Individual Medley, 200 Freestyle Relay.

Diving Heads To Trojan Invite: The men's diving team will head to Los Angeles, November 7-9, to compete in the Trojan Invite, hosted by USC at the McDonald's Swim Stadium on the campus of Southern California.

Last Time Out: The Stanford men's swimming team kicked off the 2002-03 season with a victory at the Pacific Invitational in Stockton, Calif. The Cardinal tallied 1,085.5 points to win the invite (Div. I competition) over second-place finisher BYU who tallied 605 points. Pacific finished third while California was fourth. Senior Randall Bal finished first in the Division I individual points standings with 70 while teammate Michael Bruce was second with 66. Stanford captured the top five spots in the Div. I individual point standings as Bobby O'Bryan was third, followed by Dan Trupin and Markus Rogan.

Two Decades Of Dominance: The Stanford men's swimming and diving team became the most dominant program in Pac-10 history by winning a 14th consecutive conference championship in 1995. Led by coach Skip Kenney, Tedd Knapp and Rick Schavone, Stanford broke the conference record for consecutive titles, established by UCLA men's basketball under John Wooden. The Cardinal has now run its streak to 21 consecutive Pac-10 titles, and has gone on to finish in the top four at NCAAs in every one of those years as well.

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 Kenney enters his 24th 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 21 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.

CSCAA Top 25 (10/25/02)

1. Texas 1702. STANFORD 167 Auburn 1674. California 1545. USC 1456. Florida 1337. Michigan 1308. Minnesota 121 Tennessee 12110. Arizona 12011. Arizona State 10612. Georgia 9813. Virginia 9714. Penn State 7715. Harvard 6216. North Carolina 5517. Texas A&M 5218. Alabama 48 Wisconsin 4820. Northwestern 4321. Kentucky 3922. SMU 3323. Georgia Tech 2824. Brigham Young 1925. Pittsburg 15 Washington 15

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