Cardinal Men Fall To California, 129-144

Feb. 19, 2005

Berkeley, Calif. - The Stanford men's swimming and diving team fell to California this afternoon, 129-114, at the Spieker Aquatics Complex in Berkeley. The Cardinal fall to 6-1, 3-1 in the Pac-10 while the Golden Bears improve to 9-0 and 4-0 in league play.

The last time Cal beat Stanford in a dual meet was on Feb. 23, 1991, when the Bears won, 167-134, at Stanford. The Cardinal leads the series 93-14.

The meet opened with the 400 medley relay which California won in a time of 3:08.23. The quartet of Hongzhe Sun, Gary Marshall, Jayme Cramer and Ben Wildman-Tobriner took second (3:10.06) to lead the Cardinal. Stanford's Shaun Phillips was victorious in the 1000 freestyle, clocking in at 9:03.91. Teammate Michael McLean finished third in 9:12.40.

Stanford finished 1-2 in the 200 freestyle, won by freshman Daniel Beal in a time of 1:35.09. Sophomore Andy Grant was right behind him, touching the wall in 1:35.47. The Cardinal's top finisher in the 50 freestyle was Ben Wildman-Tobriner who placed third (19.52). Tobias Oriwol won the 200 IM, turning in a time of 1:46.45 to take top honors.

In the one-meter diving event, freshman Nathan Kim finished second (256.94), followed by teammate Jeff Durbin (256.04). Senior Jayme Cramer led the Cardinal in the 200 butterfly with a second place finish (1:45.23). Fellow senior Matt McDonald took third (1:46.52).

Wildman-Tobriner finished second in the 100 freestyle, touching the wall in 43.18. Teammate Hongzhe Sun won the 200 backstroke in 1:43.86 while teammate Andy Grant was second (1:44.53). It was another Stanford victory in the 500 free as Michael McLean turned in a winning time of 4:22.54. Diver Jesse Fonner led the Cardinal in the three-meter event with a third place finish (265.57).

Senior Gary Marshall won the 200 breaststroke, clocking in at 1:56.22. In the final event of the day, California won the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 2:52.87. The relay team of Andy Grant, Kyle Ransom, Daniel Beal and Matt Crowe took second (2:58.32).

Stanford has two weeks off before the 2005 Pac-10 Championships March 2-5 in Long Beach.

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