Cardinal Swimmers Successful At Janet Evans Invitational

July 16, 2003

Los Angeles, Calif. - The Stanford men's swimming program was well represented at the 10th annual Janet Evans Invitational, held July 18-21, at the USC McDonald's Swim Stadium in the U.S. Grand Prix meet hosted by USC and presented by Speedo.

Ross Burmester (Harlequin) won the men's 200m fly, going wire-to-wire in 1:59.90. Stanford's Jayme Cramer was second in 2:00.62 while Mike Gausman (USC) was third in 2:01.73.

Justin Mortimer (Mission Viejo) won the 400m free in 3:54.12. He trailed for the first half of the race, but overtook Cardinal Jaymer Cramer after 300 meters and held on to win. Cramer earned his second second-place finish (3:55.29) while Jones took his second third (3:55.63).

Trent Staley won the 200m back in 2:02.42, leading for more than a second for most of the race. Chris De Jong (Club Wolverine) was second (2:03.51) while Stanford's Peter Marshall was third (2:04.02).

Cardinal Andrew Schnell won the men's 100m free in 51.34, surprising the field from lane eight. He was second after 50 meters, taking over the lead from Adam Mania, who led after 50 but finished eighth. Gabe Woodward (Nova) took second (51.51) while Ben Jones (Auburn) was third 51.62.

Greg Owen (Ford) fought off three Stanford swimmers to win the 200m breast in 2:20.01. The Cardinal's Gary Marshall was second (2:20.92) while Stanford teammate Michael Bruce was third (2:21.06).

In one of the more hotly contested races of the evening, Cardinal Eric DiIulio won the men's 400m IM in 4:29.71, followed by Louis Vayo (Fast) in 4:30.85 and teammate Dan Trupin in 4:31.58. John Dorr (UNAT) actually led heading into the final 100 meters of freestyle with six swimmers less than two seconds off him, but he fell to fourth.

Gabe Woodward (Nova) won the 50m free in 23.25, turning in his second-fastest time ever. Former Stanford All-American Sabir Muhammad was second (23.32) while Evan Lane (California Aquatics) was third (23.52).

Jayme Cramer led for the entire race as he broke the first meet record of the weekend, winning the 200m free in 1:49.37. The swim broke Australian Olympic great Michael Klim's 1997 time of 1:49.87. Auburn's Ben Jones took second in 1:50.75 while Club Wolverine's Peter Vanderkaay was third in 1:51.50.

Jayme Cramer (Stanford) won his second race of the meet, clocking a 54.14 in the men's 100m fly. He was followed by Moss Burmester (Harlequin, 54.86) and Daniel Wimer (Ford, 55.35).

The Cardinal swept the 100m back, a trio of swimmers finishing within .31 within each other. NCAA title winner Peter Marshall took first in 56.17 out of lane two, barely out-touching teammate and former world record holder Jeff Rouse (56.20), who, at 33, is making a comeback after about six years away from competitive swimming. Cramer, fresh off his win in the 100m fly, took third in 56.48.

It took a come-from-behind effort to win the men's 100m breast. That swim came from Stanford's Gary Marshall, whose 31.17 at the midway point of the race was good for sixth. He then put together a blistering 33.12 to earn the victory in 1:04.29. He beat teammate Michael Bruce (1:04.42) to the wall while Matt Lowe (UNAT) was third in 1:04.96.

Dan Trupin (Stanford) ran away with the men's 200m IM in 2:04.52. James Galloway (Circle C) was second (2:06.39) while Bayani Flores (Walnut Creek) was third (2:08.23).

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