No. 5 Stanford Travels To No. 9 California For Final Dual Meet Saturday

Feb. 11, 2005

THIS WEEK'S STANFORD MEET
No. 5 Stanford (6-1, 4-0 Pac-10) concludes its 2004-05 regular season and dual meet schedules by traveling to local and Pac-10 rival No. 9 California (9-1, 5-1 Pac-10) this Saturday, February 12 (12:00 pm, PT) in a showdown that will determine the conference's top regular season team. Stanford's lone loss this season came at then No. 6 and now No. 4 Texas last October 29-30 in Austin. California has dropped a meet to only then No. 4 and now No. 6 Arizona in Tucson on January 21.

STANFORD-CALIFORNIA SERIES HISTORY
Stanford has won 28 of 31 career meetings with California but last year the Golden Bears picked up a dramatic 151-149 victory over the Cardinal on The Farm in one of the most thrilling dual meets in the history of both schools. Before a record crowd of 1784 at the Avery Aquatic Center, the Golden Bears rallied from a seven-point deficit heading into the meet's final event with a victory in the 400 free relay to snatch a victory away from the Cardinal. The short-course meters meet featured a total of 13 NCAA 'A' qualifying times, while Stanford's Tara Kirk (100 breast) and California's Natalie Coughlin (50 free, 100 fly) both narrowly missed American records.

STAYING AT NO. 5
After winning the first three meets (vs. Pacific, January 15; at then No. 17 Arizona State, January 21; at then No. 4 Arizona, January 22) on its current five consecutive dual meet win streak, the Cardinal moved up three spots to No. 5 in the College Swim Coaches Association poll released on January 27. In the most recent poll released February 8, Stanford stayed in the fifth spot. The Cardinal had victories over then No. 11 UCLA (January 28) and then No. 18 USC (January 29) in between the release of the two polls.

UP NEXT
Stanford will travel to the 2005 Pac-10 Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from Thursday-Saturday, February 24-26 (11:00 am, Trials/6:00 pm, Finals) in Federal Way, Washington. Stanford will be looking to defend its 2004 Pac-10 crown when the Cardinal up 1380 points to comfortably outdistance second-place UCLA (1329). Stanford won the first 13 Pac-10 Championships conducted (1987-99) and has captured 15 overall.

STANFORD IN 2004-05
Stanford is 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Pac-10 over the first seven dual meets of the 2004-05 campaign. The Cardinal swimmers also have a victory at the Speedo Cup, while its divers competed at the non-team scoring Trojan Diving Invitational. The Cardinal started with a season-opening 180-120 win at then No. 22 Hawaii on October 23 before falling 197-156 to No. 6 Texas in Austin in a two-day dual meet that also included non-scoring events versus USC from October 29-30. Stanford's divers then competed at the Trojan Diving Invitational hosted by USC from November 5-6. The Cardinal swimmers came back for a dominating victory November 18-20 at the Speedo Cup hosted by UC Irvine, winning the event comfortably with 1221.5 points despite swimming in only one final event on the last day of the meet. After nearly two months out of competition, the swimmers returned with a 159-96 victory over Pacific in their home-opener and final non-conference dual meet on January 15. Stanford came up with a 177-117 win at No. 18 Arizona State to open Pac-10 action on January 21 and then surprised No. 4 Arizona on the road, 165-135, on January 22. Stanford finished its 2004-05 home season on January 28 and 29 with victories over No. 11 UCLA (176-124) and No. 18 USC (193-103). The 2004-05 Cardinal features three 2004 Olympians in Caroline Bruce, Kristen Caverly and Dana Kirk, as well as 13 All-Americans and 22 letterwinners on its 31-member roster.

STANFORD'S EVENT WINNERS
A total of 16 Stanford swimmers and divers (listed below) have won events this season.
• Caroline Bruce (23) - 100 breast (6), 200 breast (5), 200 IM (4), 400 IM (3), 400 medley relay (3), 200 medley relay (2)

• Lacey Boutwell (17) - 50 free (4), 100 free (3), 200 free (3), 200 medley relay (2), 400 medley relay (2), 200 free (1), 800 free (1), 200 back (1)
• Dana Kirk (15) - 100 fly (5), 200 fly (4), 200 medley relay (3), 400 medley relay (3)
• Brooke Bishop (14) - 100 back (3), 200 back (3), 400 medley relay (3), 50 free (2), 100 free (1), 200 free (1), 200 medley relay (1)
• Elizabeth Durot (6) - 500 free (4), 200 free (1), 800 free relay (1)
• Desiree Stahley (6) - 200 free (2), 500 free (2), 800 free (1), 1000 free (1)
• Lauren Costella (5) - 1650 free (3), 1000 free (2)
• Ashlee Rosenthal (5) - 1-meter diving (3), 3-meter diving (2)
• Laura Davis (3) - 400 IM (2), 200 fly (1)
• Amy Wagner (3) - 200 medley relay (1)
• Kristen Caverly (2) - 100 breast (1), 200 breast (1)
• Cassidy Krug (2) - 1-meter diving (1), 3-meter diving (1)
• Erica Liu (2) - 200 medley relay (1), 400 medley relay (1)
• Katherine Bell (1) - 200 breast (1)
• Morgan Hentzen (1) - 800 free relay (1)
• Sarah Jones (1) - 200 free relay (1)

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP STANDARDS
A total of four NCAA 'A' qualifying times and 29 NCAA 'B' qualifying marks are currently held by Stanford swimmers (listed below).

'A'
• Caroline Bruce (3) - 100 breast (1:01.24), 200 breast (2:11.69), 200 IM (2:00.44)• Lauren Costella (1) - 1650 free (16:22.62)

'B'
• Kristen Caverly (4) - 200 back (2:01.51), 100 breast (1:02.70), 200 breast (2:14.89), 400 IM (4:18.92)
• Laura Davis (4) - 200 breast (2:18.21), 200 fly (2:01.00), 200 IM (2:02.17), 400 IM (4:17.31)
• Brooke Bishop (3) - 50 free (23.27), 100 back (55.30), 200 back (2:00.45)
• Lacey Boutwell (3) - 50 free (23.50)*, 100 free (50.42), 200 free (1:48.68)
• Caroline Bruce (3) - 100 back (55.92), 200 back (2:01.60), 400 IM (4:16.92)
• Erica Liu (3) - 100 free (51.05), 200 breast (1:03.85), 200 IM (2:03.69)
• Desiree Stahley (3) - 200 free (1:50.47), 500 free (4:50.74), 1650 free (16:29.26)
• Elizabeth Durot (2) - 20 free (1:49.93), 500 free (4:46.00)
• Dana Kirk (2) - 100 fly (54.50), 200 fly (1:58.60)
• Morgan Henzten (2) - 500 free (4:49.36), 1650 free (16:37.45)*Relay Split

TAPER & SHAVE TOP 50 LIST
Stanford swimmers and relay teams are listed on the most recent Taper & Shave Top 50 Times list a total of 32 times (listed below).

• Katherine Bell - 100 breast (#50, 1:03.95)
• Brooke Bishop - 100 back (#23, 55.30), 50 free (#33, 23.27), 200 back (#36, 2:00.45)
• Caroline Bruce - 100 breast (#4, 1:01.24), 200 breast (#5, 2:12.04), 200 IM (#5, 2:00.44), 400 IM (#9, 4:16.92), 100 back (#35, 55.92)
• Lacey Boutwell - 100 free (#35T, 50.42), 200 free (#27T, 1:48.68)
• Kristen Caverly - 200 breast (#15, 2:14.89), 100 breast (#19, 1:02.70), 400 IM (#20T, 4:18.92)
• Lauren Costella - 1650 free (#10, 16:26.79)
• Laura Davis - 400 IM (#12, 4:17.31), 200 IM (#24, 2:02.17), 100 fly (#25, 2:01.00), 200 fly (#39T, 55.54)
• Elizabeth Durot - 500 free (#8, 4:46.00)
• Morgan Hentzen - 1650 free (#25, 16:37.45), 500 free (#31, 4:49.36)
• Dana Kirk - 200 fly (#9, 1:58.60), 100 fly (#15, 54.50)
• Erica Liu - 100 breast (#46, 1:03.85)
• Desiree Stahley - 1650 free (#10, 16:29.26), 500 free (#41, 4:50.74)
• Relays - 400 medley (#8, 3:42.03), 200 medley (#21, 1:43.42), 800 free (#19, 7:26.61), 200 free (#31, 1:34.64), 400 free (#38, 3:27.55)

STANFORD ALL-TIME TOP 10 ENTRIES
Stanford swimmers have set two new marks on the school's All-Time Top 10 list (listed below).
• Caroline Bruce - 100 breast (#3, 1:01.24), 200 breast (#3, 2:11.69)

TEAM NOTES
• Stanford has won 33 of its last 38 dual meets overall.

2004-05 MEET RECAPS
at Stanford 193, USC 103 (January 29, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford continued its hot streak with its fifth consecutive win, a dominating 193-103 victory over No. 18 USC in a Pac-10 short-course yards dual meet on Senior Day at the Avery Aquatic Center. Caroline Bruce (100 breast, 200 breast, 400 IM) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free, 200 free) each won three individual events to lead the Cardinal. Stanford won 13 of the day's 16 races as Brooke Bishop (100 back, 200 back) added a pair of victories by sweeping the backstroke events for the second consecutive day, while Lauren Costella (1650 free), Elizabeth Durot (500 free), Dana Kirk (200 fly) and Cassidy Krug (1-meter diving) picked up one win each. The Cardinal also won the meet-opening 400 medley relay with a team of Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Erica Liu.

at Stanford 176, UCLA 124 (January 28, 2005) ... No. 5 Stanford rolled to its fourth straight dual meet win with a 176-124 victory over No. 11 UCLA in a short-course yards Pac-10 dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center. UCLA won the first three events of the meet before the Cardinal came storming back to win 11 of the final 13. Caroline Bruce continued her outstanding freshman season by winning three races (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM). Bruce's NCAA 'A' qualifying time of 1:01.24 in the 100 breast was the fourth fastest in the nation this season and makes her Stanford's No. 3 all-time performer in the event. Brooke Bishop (100 back, 200 back), Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) added two individual wins each for the Cardinal, while Elizabeth Durot picked up a victory in the 500 free. A Cardinal relay team of Boutwell, Bishop, Sarah Jones and Desiree Stahley was also victorious in the 200 free relay to conclude the meet.

Stanford 165, at Arizona 135 (January 22, 2005) ... No. 6 Stanford knocked off previously unbeaten and No. 4 Arizona in a short-course yards Pac-10 dual meet at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. Stanford used its superior depth to outscore the Wildcats, 165-135, despite both teams winning eight events. Kristen Caverly (100 and 200 breast) and Dana Kirk (100 and 200 fly) won two events each to lead the Cardinal. Caroline Bruce (200 IM), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving) also had victories in individual events for Stanford, while a Cardinal relay team of Brooke Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Lacey Boutwell won the 400 medley relay to open the event.

Stanford 177, at Arizona State 117 (January 21, 2005) ... No. 6 Stanford opened its Pac-10 season with a convincing 177-117 win at No. 18 Arizona State in a short-course yards dual meet at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center. Stanford won 13 of the 16 events contested with eight different Stanford women's and divers claiming individual victories. Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 100 free), Caroline Bruce (200 breast, 400 IM), Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) were two-time winners for the Cardinal. Brooke Bishop (200 back), Lauren Costella (1650 free), Desiree Stahley (200 free) and Elizabeth Durot (500 free) added one victory each. The Cardinal also captured the 200 medley relay with a team of Amy Wagner, Bruce, Kirk and Boutwell. The highlight of the meet arguably came when Bruce outdueled 2000 Olympic gold medalist Agnes Kovacs in the 200 breast. Bruce, who finished ninth in the 200 meter breast at the 2004 Games in Sydney, clocked in with a season-best and NCAA 'A' qualifying time of 2:11.69 that ranks her as the No. 3 all-time performer at Stanford, finishing .37 seconds ahead of Kovacs' NCAA 'A' mark of 2:12.06. Bruce's time also moved her season's national rank up to fourth in the country in the event.

at Stanford 159, Pacific 96 (January 15, 2005) ... Swimming Only No. 5 Stanford returned to competition for the first time since November 20 and cruised to a 159-96 non-conference victory over Pacific in a short-course yards dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center. Stanford had eight different swimmers win at least one individual event and officially captured 13 of the 14 events. Brooke Bishop (100 back, 100 free), Laura Davis (200 fly, 400 IM), Elizabeth Durot (200 free, 500 free) and Lacey Boutwell (50 free, 200 back) led the way with two individual victories each. Katherine Bell (200 breast), Caroline Bruce (100 breast), Dana Kirk (100 fly) and Desiree Stahley (1000 free) added one apiece. Stanford also won the 200 medley relay with a team of Amy Wagner, Erica Liu, Kirk and Boutwell. An exhibition Cardinal team of Boutwell, Bishop, Sarah Jones and Bruce actually had a faster time than the Tigers in the 200 free relay as well but the Tigers claimed the fastest team not swimming the event as an exhibition.

Speedo Invitational (November 18-20, 2004) ... Swimming Only No. 4 Stanford won the short-course yards 2004 Speedo Cup despite competing in the finals of only one race, finishing with 1211.5 points. Caroline Bruce was named the Swimmer of the Meet, winning the 100 breast (1:01.75) and 200 IM (2:00.44) in NCAA 'A' times. She also recorded an NCAA 'A' time of 2:14.21 as the top qualifier in the prelims of the 200 breast but did not swim in the finals. Stanford totaled nine wins in the event as Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Laura Davis (400 IM), Dana Kirk (100 fly) and Brooke Bishop (50 free) were also individual winners. The Cardinal won the 800 free relay with a team of Desiree Stahley, Elizabeth Durot, Morgan Hentzen and Boutwell, as well as the 400 medley relay with a group of Bishop, Bruce, Kirk and Boutwell.

Non-Scoring At Trojan Diving Invitational (November 5-6, 2004) ... Diving OnlyAshlee Rosenthal highlighted the performances by Stanford's divers at the Trojan Diving Invitational. Rosenthal finished second in the 3-meter competition on the opening day of the meet and was third in the 1-meter the following day. Cassidy Krug took fourth in the 3-meter and was fifth in the 1-meter. Erin Lashnits was ninth in both events, while Katie Lampe was 11th in the 3-meter and 12th in the 1-meter.

at Texas 197, Stanford 156 (October 29-30, 2004) ... No. 6 Texas posted a 197-156 victory over No. 4 Stanford despite four individual victories by Cardinal freshman Caroline Bruce over the two-day short-course yards meet. No. 13 USC also participated in the meet but the competition between the Cardinal and the Women of Troy was non-scoring. Texas posted a 230-123 victory in its scoring versus USC. Stanford actually won eight of the 18 events contested in the meet led by Bruce, who swept both breaststroke (100, 200) and individual medley (200, 400) events. In the 100 breast, she recorded an NCAA 'A' mark and season-best time of 1:01.70 that places her fifth on Stanford's all-time list of performers in the event. She picked up another NCAA 'A' mark in the 200 breast with a time of 2:12.28 that also places her fifth on Stanford's all-time list of performers in the event. Other individual winners for the Cardinal included Brooke Bishop (50 free), Lauren Costella (1650 free), Cassidy Krug (3-meter diving) and Desiree Stahley (500 free). Stanford swam the meet without two of its top swimmers in Dana Kirk (aggravated back) and Amy Wagner (illness), while another of its top swimmers (Kristen Caverly) swam in only two events before sitting out the remainder of the meet when a back injury flared up.

Stanford 180, at Hawaii 120 (October 23, 2004) ... Caroline Bruce led No. 4 Stanford to a 180-120 victory in a short-course yards meet at No. 22 Hawaii with three individual victories (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM), while Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) won two individual events. Both were also members of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay. Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Desiree Stahley (500 free) added one victory each. Amy Wagner returned to the pool for the Cardinal for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign after missing last year due to an injury to open Stanford's winning 200 meter medley relay with the backstroke leg. Brooke Bishop brought the Cardinal home with the freestyle leg. Bruce recorded the only NCAA 'A' qualifying standard of the meet, hitting the mark right on the dot with a time of 1:02.00 in her 100 breast win. Stahley's victory was the first individual win of her collegiate career.

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