Cardinal Men Defeat Michigan 136-102 In Dual Meet Action

Jan. 7, 2005

Stanford, Calif. - The Stanford men's swimming and diving team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 136-102 victory this afternoon over ninth-ranked Michigan at the Avery Aquatic Center.

The Cardinal opened the dual meet with a 1-2-3 finish in the 400 yard medley relay. Hongzhe Sun, Gary Marshall, Matt McDonald and Ben Wildman-Tobriner took top honors, clocking in with a season-best time of 3:14.77. The relay squad of Tobias Oriwol, Ricky Eddy, Peter Carothers and Matt Crowe placed second, touching the wall at 3:22.98. Thomas Brown, Karl Boehringer, Mark Stephens and Egan Gans finished third posting a time of 3:31.72.

The first individual event of the meet - the 1000 yard freestyle - was won by Cardinal Shaun Phillips who won in a season-best time of 9:12.02. He was followed by Michigan's Brendan Neligan (9:15.91) and Alex Vanderkaay (9:22.24). Stanford recorded two of the top three spots in the 200 yard freestyle as sophomore Andy Grant placed second, clocking in at a season-best 1:37.27, while teammate Jayme Cramer finished third in 1:38.10.

The Cardinal finished 1-2 in the 50 yard freestyle with Ben Wildman-Tobriner, taking top honors, in a season-best time of 20.26. He was followed by teammate Kyle Ransom whose time of 20.70 was also a season-best. Junior Tobias Oriwol won the 200 yard IM in a season-best time of 1:47.98. Michigan's Chris DeJong took second (1:48.57) while Stanford sophomore Hongzhe Sun finished third (1:49.14). In the men's one-meter diving, senior Jesse Fonner placed first (342.67), followed by teammates Kevin McLean (297.92) and Jeff Durbin (292.77).

The next event was the 200 yard butterfly where senior Matt McDonald posted a season-best time of 1:45.91 to win the event. Michigan's Davis Tarwater was second (1:46.03) while senior Jayme Cramer placed third (1:46.14). The 100 yard free was won by Wolverine Peter Vanderkaay in a time of 44.35. Sophomore Kyle Ransom took second in a season-best 45.16 while teammate Andy Grant clocked in at 45.25 to finish third.

Stanford also recorded two top-three finishes in the 200 yard backstroke. Cardinal Hongzhe Sun finished second, touching the wall in 1:45.24, followed by teammate Tobias Oriwol (1:46.63). Freshman swimmer Daniel Beal was victorious in the 500 yard freestyle, posting a time of 4:26.39 - a season-best. Sophomore Shaun Phillips placed second in 4:27.40, followed by Michigan's Andrew Hurd (4:27.73).

Senior diver Jesse Fonner once again took top honors in the three-meter diving event with a score of 263.25. Cardinal freshman Nathan Kim was second (243.90), followed by Wolverine Jake Boehm (240.60). Senior Gary Marshall turned in the top time in the 200 yard breaststroke, clocking in at 2:01.8. He was followed by teammate Nick Wolfe's 2:02.2.

In the final event of the meet, Michigan's relay team took first in the 400 yard free relay in a time of 2:59.08. Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Jayme Cramer, Kyle Ransom and Andy Grant turned in the second-fastest time of the day, posting a 2:59.5.

Stanford is back in action next week on Saturday, January 15 in a dual meet against Pacific at 11 a.m. at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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