Cardinal Men In First After Two Events At Pac-10 Championships

March 2, 2005

Long Beach, Calif. - Through two events, the Stanford men's swimming and diving team lead the 2005 Pac-10 Championships with 80 points in Long Beach, Calif. Arizona and Cal are tied for second with 66 points, followed by USC (60). Washington is fifth with 56 points and Arizona State is sixth with 26 points.

Stanford set a new Pac-10 record in the 200 medley relay, touching in at 1:24.82, eclipsing the mark of 1:25.16 set by California at the 2004 Pac-10 Championships. The effort of Jayme Cramer, Rick Eddy, Matt McDonald and Ben Wildman-Tobriner qualifies the Cardinal for NCAAs with their time.

'Our guys really get up for this meet,' said head coach Skip Kenney. 'They are serious about coming in here and swimming fast.'

In the 800 freestyle relay, Stanford's Danny Beal, Andy Grant, Shaun Phillips and Jayme Cramer finished in a conference meet record time of 6:18.71. This is also the second fastest time in the nation this year.

Action continues tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11 a.m. and the finals starting at 6 p.m.

Pac-10 Championships Day One Standings

1. Stanford (80)T2. Arizona (66)T2. California (66)4. USC (60)5. Washington (56)6. Arizona State (26)