Stanford Well-Represented At 2005 World Championships Trials

April 5, 2005

Indianapolis, Ind. - As action winds down at the 2005 World Championships Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Stanford men's swimming team has been well represented in the pool.

Three former and current Cardinal swimmers have been named to the 2005 World Championships Team which will compete this July in Montreal, Canada: Randall Bal (100 backstroke), Jayme Cramer (4 X 200 relay) and Ben Wildman-Tobriner (4 X 100 free relay).

Stanford's Shaun Phillips and Gary Marshall were tabbed to the World University Games U.S. team which will compete in August of 2005 in Turkey.

Shaun Phillips competed in the 400m freestyle where he placed seventh with a time of 3:55.80. He also swam the 200m freestyle and finished 11th, touching the wall in 1:50.92.

Gary Marshall swam the 100m breaststroke at the championships, finishing fourth in a time of 1:02.15. Teammate Rick Eddy was 15th in this event, clocking in at 1:05.00.

Jayme Cramer swam the 200m freestyle, placing fifth overall in a time of 1:49.50. Cramer also finished fifth in the 100m butterfly (53.72). Cardinal Andy Grant took 16th overall in this event, touching the wall in 1:52.03.

In the 100m backstroke, former Stanford swimmer Randall Bal was second in a time of 54.01. Former Cardinal Peter Marshall tied for third (54.59) while current swimmer Hongzhe Sun placed ninth (56.41). Bal also swam the 100m freestyle where he finished 11th overall (50.47).

Cardinal Mark Stephens competed in the 200m butterfly where he placed 17th in a time of 2:03.65. He also swam in the 200m IM and placed ninth, clocking in at 2:04.83.

Stanford's Ben Wildman-Tobriner took third in the 50m freestyle in a time of 22.39. He also placed third in the 100m freestyle (49.35).

Kyle Ransom swam the 50m freestyle as well, taking 10th overall, touching the wall in 23.17. Teammate Matt Crowe placed 23rd in a time of 23.72. Ransom also competed in the 100m free where he finished 14th (50.91).

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