Stanford Breaks Pac-10 Record
March 2, 2005
Stanford set a new Pac-10 record in the 200 medley relay, touching inat 1:24.82, eclipsing the mark of 1:25.16 set by Cal Berkeley at the2004 Pac-10 Championships. The effort of Jayme Cramer, Rick Eddy,Matt McDonald, and Ben Wildman-Tobriner qualifies the Cardinal for the2005 Championships, much to the liking of Stanford head coach SkipKenney.
'Our guys really get up for this meet. They are seriousabout coming in here and swimming fast,' explained Kenney in responseto Wildman-Tobriner's blazing 18.67 anchor split.
The Cal quartet of Milorad Cavic, Caleb Rowe, Duje Draganja, and JonasTilly followed by a second, posting an NCAA qualifying time of1:25.87, followed by Gerhard Zandberg, Dave Rollins, Lyndon Ferns, andSimon Burnett of Arizona who also qualified with a time of 1:26.08.USC chimed in with a consolation qualifying time of 1:26.98.
In the 800 freestyle relay Stanford's Danny Beal, Andy Grant, ShaunPhillips and Jayme Cramer finished in 6:18.71recording a new Pac-10meet record, along with the second fastest time in the nation in 2005. They will be joined at the NCAA Championships by Tyler Deberry, AdamRitter, Ferns and Burnett of Arizona who also broke the previous meetrecord of 6:24.18 with their time of 6:23.91. Cal's team of RolandisGimbutis, John Dorr, Dominik Meichtry, and Miguel Molina came in at6:24.40, qualifying the Bears' relay for NCAA Championships.Washington, Arizona State, two USC relay teams, and another Arizonateam posted NCAA consolation qualifying times.
Through two events, Stanford leads with 80 points, followed by Arizonaand Cal tied for second with 66 points. USC sits fourth with 60points followed closely by Washington's 56 points. Arizona State iscurrently sixth with 26 points.