Cardinal Swimmers Look Strong As Prelims Wrap Up At Pac-10s

March 5, 2005

Long Beach, Calif. - The Stanford men's swimming team looked strong this morning on the final day of prelims at the 2005 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships in Long Beach, Calif. at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

Sophomore Hongzhe Sun turned in the fastest time in the 200 backstroke this morning (1:41.25) to qualify for tonight's finals. Joining Sun will be teammates Andy Grant and Tobias Oriwol.

Sophomore Ben Wildman-Tobriner led the field in the prelims of the 100 freestyle with his time of 42.82. Fellow sophomore Kyle Ransom also qualified for the finals tonight, clocking in at 43.87.

Senior Gary Marshall smoked the competition in the prelims of the 200 breaststroke, finishing almost two seconds ahead of the nearest competitior (1:54.82).

Stanford will boast half of the field in the finals of the 200 butterfly tonight as Jayme Cramer (1:44.27), Matt McDonald (1:44.77) Peter Carothers (1:45.55) and Mark Stephens (1:46.33) will all compete tonight.

Finals will begin at 6 p.m. In addition the 1650 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay will be swum.

After 12 events Stanford has began to distance itself from the pack heading into the final day of events. The Cardinal boasts a 68.5 point lead.

Event 16  Men 200 Yard Backstroke===============================================================================      Pac 10: * 1:40.59        1997 Lenny Krazelburg, USC Pac 10 Meet: # 1:40.59        1997 Lenny Krazelburg, USC        NCAA: ! 1:38.29        2005 Ryan Lochte, Florida                1:44.02  NCAA                1:47.14  CONS    Name                    Year School                  Seed    Prelims===============================================================================Preliminaries  1 Sun, Hongzhe              SO STAN                            1:41.25 NCAA                  23.73       49.57 (25.84)     1:15.47 (25.90)     1:41.25 (25.78)  2 Masson, Sam               SO USC                             1:44.90 CONS                  24.54       51.42 (26.88)     1:18.47 (27.05)     1:44.90 (26.43)  3 Eckert, Mark              FR CAL                             1:45.01 CONS                  24.87       51.17 (26.30)     1:17.67 (26.50)     1:45.01 (27.34)  4 Vayo, Louis               FR CAL                             1:45.41 CONS                  25.54       52.54 (27.00)     1:19.24 (26.70)     1:45.41 (26.17)  5 Thoman, Nick              FR ARIZ                            1:45.47 CONS                  24.44       50.68 (26.24)     1:17.83 (27.15)     1:45.47 (27.64)  6 Grant, Andy               SO STAN                            1:45.56 CONS                  25.66       52.58 (26.92)     1:19.24 (26.66)     1:45.56 (26.32)  7 Gibson, Chris             JR CAL                             1:45.85 CONS                  25.23       51.65 (26.42)     1:18.60 (26.95)     1:45.85 (27.25)  8 Oriwol, Tobias            JR STAN                            1:46.63 CONS                  25.22       52.23 (27.01)     1:19.51 (27.28)     1:46.63 (27.12)-------------------------------------------------------------------------  9 Godec, Jernej             FR CAL                             1:47.27                  24.62       51.79 (27.17)     1:19.03 (27.24)     1:47.27 (28.24) 10 Rothman, Nate             SO ARIZ                            1:47.64                  24.89       51.67 (26.78)     1:19.18 (27.51)     1:47.64 (28.46) 11 Bezerra, Diogo            SR WASH                            1:47.70                  25.40       52.32 (26.92)     1:20.04 (27.72)     1:47.70 (27.66) 12 Wolfe, James              SR WASH                            1:48.20                  25.70       52.89 (27.19)     1:20.15 (27.26)     1:48.20 (28.05) 13 Wicklund, Robert          FR WASH                            1:48.77                  25.65       52.91 (27.26)     1:20.43 (27.52)     1:48.77 (28.34) 14 Rahauser, Evan            SR ASU                             1:49.12                  25.34       52.85 (27.51)     1:20.70 (27.85)     1:49.12 (28.42) 15 Taylor, Denton            SO ARIZ                            1:50.03                  25.59       53.22 (27.63)     1:21.53 (28.31)     1:50.03 (28.50) 16 Brugh, Taylor             FR WASH                            1:50.34                  26.12       54.23 (28.11)     1:22.35 (28.12)     1:50.34 (27.99)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Crowder, Bob              SR ASU                             1:51.63                  26.32       54.08 (27.76)     1:22.28 (28.20)     1:51.63 (29.35) 18 Hudson, Henry             FR WASH                            1:51.83                  26.24       54.23 (27.99)     1:22.82 (28.59)     1:51.83 (29.01) 19 Blusiewicz, AJ            SR ASU                             1:52.21                  26.09       53.76 (27.67)     1:22.79 (29.03)     1:52.21 (29.42) 20 Page, Tamon               FR WASH                            1:53.01                  26.14       53.90 (27.76)     1:23.28 (29.38)     1:53.01 (29.73) 21 Zemaitis, John            JR ASU                             1:53.41                  26.64       54.53 (27.89)     1:24.06 (29.53)     1:53.41 (29.35) 22 Horton, Kyle              SR ASU                             1:56.10                  27.49       56.63 (29.14)     1:26.29 (29.66)     1:56.10 (29.81)

Event 17 Men 100 Yard Freestyle=============================================================================== Pac 10: * 41.62 2002 Anthony Ervin, CAL Pac 10 Meet: # 41.96 3/6/2004 Duje Draganja, CAL- NCAA: ! 41.62 3/30/2002 Anthony Ervin, California 43.53 NCAA 44.83 CONS Name Year School Seed Prelims=============================================================================== 1 Wildman-Tobriner, Ben SO STAN 42.82 NCAA 20.33 42.82 (22.49) 2 Draganja, Duje SR CAL 43.12 NCAA 20.69 43.12 (22.43) 3 Gimbutis, Rolandis SR CAL 43.32 NCAA 20.93 43.32 (22.39) 4 Tilly, Jonas SO CAL 43.77 CONS 21.06 43.77 (22.71) 5 Ransom, Kyle SO STAN 43.87 CONS 20.74 43.87 (23.13) 6 Barbic, Bruno FR WASH 43.92 CONS 20.78 43.92 (23.14) 7 Ferns, Lyndon JR ARIZ 43.93 CONS 20.97 43.93 (22.96) 8 Barrett, Jeff SR ASU 44.13 CONS 21.55 44.13 (22.58)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Zandberg, Gerhard FR ARIZ 44.14 CONS 21.16 44.14 (22.98) 10 Sussex, Sean SO USC 44.28 CONS 20.96 44.28 (23.32) 11 Crowe, Matt SO STAN 44.37 CONS 21.26 44.37 (23.11) 12 Burnett, Simon JR ARIZ 44.44 CONS 21.17 44.44 (23.27) 13 Lane, Evan JR CAL 44.71 CONS 21.09 44.71 (23.62) 14 Ritter, Adam SO ARIZ 44.86 21.49 44.86 (23.37) 15 Gosper, Richard SR USC 45.35 21.64 45.35 (23.71) 16 Crowder, Richard SO ASU 45.41 21.43 45.41 (23.98)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Hickman, Tommy JR ASU 45.42 21.88 45.42 (23.54) 18 Elser, Bryce FR USC 45.47 22.14 45.47 (23.33) 18 Wilson, Tyler FR USC 45.47 21.61 45.47 (23.86) 20 Subirats, Albert FR ARIZ 45.49 21.90 45.49 (23.59) 21 Jeffers, Byron SR ARIZ 45.61 21.71 45.61 (23.90) 22 Panos, Tyler JR USC 45.65 22.22 45.65 (23.43) 23 Fleming, Patrick SO ASU 45.84 21.60 45.84 (24.24) 24 Perhat, Ivan FR WASH 46.28 22.05 46.28 (24.23)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 Divald, Lorant SR WASH 46.54 22.79 46.54 (23.75) 26 Dwelly, John FR ASU 46.73 22.65 46.73 (24.08)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 27 Osborne, Jared SO WASH 46.85 22.52 46.85 (24.33) 28 Steninger, Bart FR ARIZ 46.94 22.56 46.94 (24.38) 29 Dowdy, Brenton FR WASH 47.03 22.31 47.03 (24.72) 30 Hudson, Henry FR WASH 54.88 26.09 54.88 (28.79) -- Copeland, Will FR CAL X45.27 21.48 45.27 (23.79) -- Whittington, Joe FR CAL X45.52 21.71 45.52 (23.81) -- Smith, Alex JR ASU X46.45 22.10 46.45 (24.35) -- Howard, Andrew FR ARIZ X47.25 22.82 47.25 (24.43) -- Souther, Eric SR ASU X48.40 23.05 48.40 (25.35) -- Primeaux, Matt FR USC X48.41 22.74 48.41 (25.67) -- Thompson, Bradley FR USC X49.26 23.91 49.26 (25.35)

Event 18 Men 200 Yard Breaststroke=============================================================================== Pac 10: * 1:54.45 3/6/2004 Phil Davis, WASH- Pac 10 Meet: # 1:54.45 3/6/2004 Phil Davis, WASH- NCAA: ! 1:52.62 3/29/2003 Brendan Hansen, Texas 1:57.35 NCAA 2:00.87 CONS Name Year School Seed Prelims=============================================================================== 1 Marshall, Gary SR STAN 1:54.82 NCAA 26.35 55.26 (28.91) 1:24.91 (29.65) 1:54.82 (29.91) 2 Rowe, Caleb SR CAL 1:56.38 NCAA 26.31 55.45 (29.14) 1:25.46 (30.01) 1:56.38 (30.92) 3 Barbosa, Henrique JR CAL 1:58.19 CONS 26.96 56.64 (29.68) 1:26.52 (29.88) 1:58.19 (31.67) 4 Molina, Miguel JR CAL 1:58.61 CONS 27.52 56.90 (29.38) 1:27.18 (30.28) 1:58.61 (31.43) 5 Flaskay, Mihaly SO USC 1:59.49 CONS 26.25 56.11 (29.86) 1:27.40 (31.29) 1:59.49 (32.09) 6 Martins, Leo JR ASU 1:59.51 CONS 27.45 57.68 (30.23) 1:28.28 (30.60) 1:59.51 (31.23) 7 Fahey, Paul SR USC 2:00.25 CONS 27.61 58.45 (30.84) 1:29.04 (30.59) 2:00.25 (31.21) 8 Clements, Joey JR ASU 2:00.46 CONS 27.06 57.18 (30.12) 1:28.22 (31.04) 2:00.46 (32.24)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Lentz, Graham SO CAL 2:00.72 CONS 27.44 57.77 (30.33) 1:28.49 (30.72) 2:00.72 (32.23) 10 Salaz, Jake FR WASH 2:01.12 27.97 58.28 (30.31) 1:28.91 (30.63) 2:01.12 (32.21) 10 Rollins, Dave JR ARIZ 2:01.12 26.66 57.22 (30.56) 1:28.73 (31.51) 2:01.12 (32.39) 12 Wolfe, Nick JR STAN 2:01.58 27.71 58.18 (30.47) 1:29.40 (31.22) 2:01.58 (32.18) 13 Ward, Emerson SR ASU 2:01.66 27.33 58.16 (30.83) 1:29.52 (31.36) 2:01.66 (32.14) 14 Nuess, CJ FR ASU 2:01.85 27.86 58.75 (30.89) 1:30.19 (31.44) 2:01.85 (31.66) 15 Brown, Thomas SR STAN 2:01.86 27.96 58.90 (30.94) 1:30.14 (31.24) 2:01.86 (31.72) 16 Eddy, Rick SR STAN 2:02.23 26.43 56.79 (30.36) 1:28.85 (32.06) 2:02.23 (33.38)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Lovell, Brandon FR USC 2:02.59 27.99 58.88 (30.89) 1:30.56 (31.68) 2:02.59 (32.03) 18 Youm, Joon SO USC 2:02.80 27.79 58.96 (31.17) 1:30.48 (31.52) 2:02.80 (32.32) 19 Barnes, Ivan FR ARIZ 2:03.06 27.57 59.03 (31.46) 1:30.69 (31.66) 2:03.06 (32.37) 20 Macdonald, Russell SR ASU 2:03.99 27.23 58.31 (31.08) 1:30.77 (32.46) 2:03.99 (33.22) 21 Kastl, Ryan JR WASH 2:04.64 27.85 59.71 (31.86) 1:31.97 (32.26) 2:04.64 (32.67) 22 Stevens, Nate SR ARIZ 2:04.89 27.99 59.50 (31.51) 1:31.70 (32.20) 2:04.89 (33.19) 23 Penoyar, Patrick FR WASH 2:06.05 28.24 1:00.54 (32.30) 1:32.83 (32.29) 2:06.05 (33.22) 24 Kiley, Ryan FR ARIZ 2:06.97 28.42 1:00.13 (31.71) 1:33.30 (33.17) 2:06.97 (33.67)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25 Barclift, Cameron SR WASH 2:10.77 28.53 1:00.98 (32.45) 1:35.13 (34.15) 2:10.77 (35.64) 26 McCallister, Hunter JR WASH 2:13.31 29.62 1:03.01 (33.39) 1:37.78 (34.77) 2:13.31 (35.53)------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Gans, Egan FR STAN X2:04.79 28.48 1:00.05 (31.57) 1:32.16 (32.11) 2:04.79 (32.63) -- Barone, Greg FR USC X2:04.79 28.18 59.41 (31.23) 1:31.62 (32.21) 2:04.79 (33.17) -- Boehringer, Karl FR STAN X2:05.09 27.31 58.64 (31.33) 1:31.42 (32.78) 2:05.09 (33.67) -- Stinson, Bob FR ARIZ DQ 27.97 59.53 (31.56) 1:31.88 (32.35) DQ (32.67)

Event 19 Men 200 Yard Butterfly=============================================================================== Pac 10: * 1:42.60 1987 Pablo Morales, STANFORD Pac 10 Meet: # 1:43.34 2000 Adam Messner, STANFORD NCAA: ! 1:41.78 3/30/1991 Melvin Stewart, Tennessee 1:44.93 NCAA 1:48.07 CONS Name Year School Seed Prelims=============================================================================== 1 O'Neil, Patrick SO CAL 1:44.00 NCAA 23.76 49.87 (26.11) 1:15.79 (25.92) 1:44.00 (28.21) 2 Cramer, Jayme SR STAN 1:44.27 NCAA 23.60 50.13 (26.53) 1:17.04 (26.91) 1:44.27 (27.23) 3 McDonald, Matt SR STAN 1:44.77 NCAA 23.12 49.48 (26.36) 1:16.81 (27.33) 1:44.77 (27.96) 4 Bodrogi, Viktor SO USC 1:44.84 NCAA 23.91 50.67 (26.76) 1:17.41 (26.74) 1:44.84 (27.43) 5 Carothers, Pete FR STAN 1:45.55 CONS 23.81 50.24 (26.43) 1:17.34 (27.10) 1:45.55 (28.21) 6 Stephens, Mark JR STAN 1:46.33 CONS 23.72 51.37 (27.65) 1:18.85 (27.48) 1:46.33 (27.48) 7 Kolozar, David JR ASU 1:46.39 CONS 23.51 49.87 (26.36) 1:17.18 (27.31) 1:46.39 (29.21) 8 Cavic, Milorad JR CAL 1:47.04 CONS 22.77 49.24 (26.47) 1:17.13 (27.89) 1:47.04 (29.91)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9 Dorr, John SR CAL 1:47.25 CONS 24.26 51.48 (27.22) 1:18.68 (27.20) 1:47.25 (28.57) 10 Beal, Danny FR STAN 1:48.19 24.04 51.29 (27.25) 1:19.64 (28.35) 1:48.19 (28.55) 11 Lundgaard, Bret FR WASH 1:48.77 24.64 51.86 (27.22) 1:19.75 (27.89) 1:48.77 (29.02) 12 Kauffman, Mike JR USC 1:49.47 24.71 52.49 (27.78) 1:20.82 (28.33) 1:49.47 (28.65) 13 Masson, Sam SO USC 1:49.80 24.06 52.01 (27.95) 1:20.62 (28.61) 1:49.80 (29.18) 14 Maxwell, Darren FR ARIZ 1:50.28 25.19 53.65 (28.46) 1:22.04 (28.39) 1:50.28 (28.24) 15 Meszaros, Gergehy SO USC 1:50.33 24.38 52.28 (27.90) 1:21.23 (28.95) 1:50.33 (29.10) 16 Donaldson, Ryan JR USC 1:51.18 24.61 52.57 (27.96) 1:21.72 (29.15) 1:51.18 (29.46)------------------------------------------------------------------------- 17 Gillis, Craig SR WASH 1:51.76 24.98 53.53 (28.55) 1:22.46 (28.93) 1:51.76 (29.30) 18 McDonald, Steve JR ASU 1:51.89 24.56 53.05 (28.49) 1:21.75 (28.70) 1:51.89 (30.14) 19 Amick, Mason FR WASH 1:52.05 23.97 51.60 (27.63) 1:21.07 (29.47) 1:52.05 (30.98) 20 Thoman, Nick FR ARIZ 1:52.76 24.24 52.34 (28.10) 1:22.21 (29.87) 1:52.76 (30.55) -- Meconis, Brett JR ASU X1:52.12 24.61 52.75 (28.14) 1:22.25 (29.50) 1:52.12 (29.87) -- Hall, Conner SO USC X1:53.72 25.01 52.97 (27.96) 1:22.56 (29.59) 1:53.72 (31.16)

Men - Team Rankings - Through Event 19

1. Stanford University 643.5 2. Univ of California Berkeley 575 3. Univ of Southern California 374 4. University of Arizona 327 5. Arizona State University 200.5 6. University of Washington 150

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