Top-Ranked Cardinal Defeat No. 13 Arizona State, 156-119

Jan. 25, 2003

Tempe, Arizona - The No. 1 ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team remain undefeated after a 156-119 victory over No. 13 Arizona State today in Tempe, Arizona. The Cardinal improve to 6-0 on the year, 2-0 in the Pac-10. Stanford turned in the top time in all 13 swimming events this afternoon at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.

The Cardinal opened the meet with a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 backstroke as Peter Marshall led the field with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 47.46. Jayme Cramer (48.17) and Dan Westcott (48.47) placed second and third respectively. In the 100 breaststroke, Stanford once again took the top three spots, led by Michael Bruce's time of 55.73. Teammates Pat Fowler (56.11) and Rick Eddy (56.55) finished second and third. The Cardinal claimed first and second in the 100 butterfly as Scott Ransenberg (49.04) led the field, followed by Bobby O'Bryan (49.78).

Sophomore Dan Trupin took top honors in the 400 IM, clocking in at 3:47.90. Markus Rogan was second (3:50.56) followed by teammate Matt Sorlien (3:56.63). Senior John Waters won the 200 freestyle in a time of 1:36.80 while fellow Cardinal Michael McLean placed third with a time of 1:40.16. The next event was the 50 free where Randall Bal claimed first place with his time of 20.26. Junior Andrew Schnell took third (20.86). In the 200 butterfly, Dan Trupin won his second event on the afternoon, clocking in at 1:47.24 while teammate Michael Bruce finished third (1:49.62).

Bobby O'Bryan (45.53) and Andrew Schnell (45.59)finished second and third in the 100 free to lead the Cardinal. Peter Marshall won his second event, taking top honors in the 200 backstroke with his time of 1:44.44 just edging teammate Markus Rogan (1:44.79). Dan Trupin turned in the top time in the 200 IM (1:46.46) followed by Rogan's 1:50.94. Matt Sorlien won the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:26.41 while John Waters took second (4:31.53). Michael McLean placed third (4:33.42). Michael Bruce turned in the top time in the 200 breast (1:59.65) followed by teammate Pat Fowler (2:01.70).

The Stanford relay team of Randall Bal, Bobby O'Bryan, Peter Marshall and Andrew Schnell's time of 1:20.60 in the 200 free relay topped the field. Diver Adam Peterson finished second on both the one-meter board (328.13) and three-meter board (282.23) to lead the Cardinal.

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