Cardinal Swimming Continues To Lead The Field At Speedo Cup

Nov. 19, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's swimming team continues to dominate at the 2004 UCI/Speedo Cup in Long Beach, Calif. They lead the competition with 1,145 points. San Diego is second with 701 while BYU sits in third with 693.

The Cardinal opened the second day of action with a convincing win in the 200 medley relay, turning in a time of 1:29.53 to defeat BYU (1:31.20). Stanford followed with a 1-2 finish in the 400 IM as Tobias Oriwol took top honors, clocking in at 3:57.75. Teammate Mark Stephens placed second in a time of 3:58.58. Fellow Cardinal Thomas Brown was fifth (4:04.46).

In the finals of the 100 butterfly, Matt McDonald took second, touching the wall in 48.90 while teammate Ben Wildman-Tobriner placed sixth with a time of 50.54 to help the Cardinal cause. Stanford grabbed the top four spots in the 200 freestyle final. Andy Grant turned in a time of 1:37.75 to lead the field and was followed by Michael McLean (1:39.46), Danny Beal (1:39.98) and Kyle Ransom (1:40.12).

The next event on the schdule was the 100 breaststroke where the Cardinal claimed the top two spots. Ricky Eddy's time of 55.75 put him in first, while teammate Gary Marshall's time of 56.00 placed him second. Stanford freshman Karl Boehringer finished seventh, clocking in at 58.29. Another 1-2 finish was in store for Stanford in the 100 backstroke finals. Hongzhe Sun (47.72) edged teammate Jayme Cramer (47.88) for top honors. Matt McDonald's time of 51.33 placed in seventh.

The final event of the day was the 800 freestyle relay and once again the Cardinal swam to victory, touching the wall in 6:37.52 ahead of runner-up BYU (6:43.83).

Action concludes tomorrow with the final day of events at the UCI/Speedo Cup.

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