No. 5 Stanford Finishes Perfect Pac-10 Season With 172-128 Win At No. 9 California
Feb. 12, 2005
Berkeley, Calif. - No. 5 Stanford (7-1, 5-0 Pac-10) finished a perfect Pac-10 dual meet season with a convincing 172-128 win at No. 9 California for its sixth consecutive victory overall in a Pac-10 short-course yards dual meet Saturday at Spieker Aquatics Complex. Caroline Bruce won three individual events in NCAA 'A' qualifying times to lead the Cardinal, clocking a career-best 2:11.08 in the 200 breast and a collegiate-best 1:01.19 in the 100 breast with the times keeping her at No. 3 on Stanford's all-time Top 10 list in both events. She also turned in a 2:00.53 to capture the 200 IM and added another winning effort by swimming the breaststroke leg on Stanford's winning 200 medley relay squad.
Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) and Ashlee Rosenthal (1-meter diving, 3-meter diving) had a pair of individual wins each with Rosenthal scoring a season-best 301.13 points in the 3-meter event. Kirk added another victory by swimming the butterfly leg on Stanford's 200 medley relay. Brooke Bishop (100 back), Elizabeth Durot (500 free) and Desiree Stahley (1000 free) added one individual win each. Bishop (back) and Lacey Boutwell (free) joined Bruce and Kirk on Stanford's winning 200 medley relay.
California's Emily Silver (50 free, 100 free, 200 free) won three events, while Helen Silver added a victory in the 200 back. The Golden Bears were also victorious in the 400 free relay with a team of Lauren Andrews, Emma Palsson, Keiko Amano and Lauren Medina.
Stanford will next travel to the Pac-10 Championships from February 24-26 in Federal Way, Washington. The Cardinal is the defending conference champion and has won 15 of the 18 Pac-10 Championships contested.
A full recap will follow.