No. 1 Stanford In Third Place At Pac-10 Championship

March 1, 2006

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Federal Way, Wa - The top-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team, seeking its 25th consecutive Pacific-10 title, resides in third place after the first day of competition on Wednesday at the 2006 Pacific-10 Championship at the Weyerhauser King County Aquatics Center.

Two final events were contested on Wednesday. The Cardinal finished third in both the 200 yard medley relay (Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford, Ben Wildman-Torbriner) and the 800 free relay (Danny Beal, Andy Grant, Tobias Oriwol, Shaun Phillips). Stanford met the NCAA 'A' standard in the 200 yard medley relay with a season-best time of 1:26.21. California won the event in a time of 1:25.44. The Cardinal then finished third in the 800 yard free relay. Stanford was clocked in a season-best 6:21.45, easily beating the NCAA 'A' qualifying time of 6:26.08. Arizona won the event in a Pac-10 meet record time of 6:18.70.

Stanford has chalked up 64 points, only ten points behind California and Arizona who are tied for first place with 74 points apiece.

Four final events will be contested on Thursday (the 500 free, the 200 IM, the 50 free, and the 200 free relay). Tobias Oriwol is the defending Pac-10 champion in the 200 IM. A Stanford swimmer has won the event four of the past five years.

Wednesday's Team Totals
1. California 74; 1. Arizona 74; 3. Stanford 64; 4. USC 60, 5. Arizona State 56; 6. Washington 26

Wednesday's Final Results
200 Yard Medley Relay: 1. California 1:25.44; 2. Arizona 1:25.76; 3. Stanford (Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford, Ben Wildman-Tobriner) 1:26.21

800 Yard Free Relay: 1. Arizona 6:18.70; 2. California 6:21.02; 3. Stanford (Danne Beal, Andy Grant, Tobias Oriwol, Shaun Phillips) 6:21.45

Thursday Morning Prelims (11 a.m.)
500 freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 freestyle
200 freestyle relay

Thursday Evening Finals (6 p.m.)
500 freestyle
200 Individual Medley
50 freestyle
200 freestyle relay

Friday Morning Prelims (11 a.m.)
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
400 Medley Relay

Friday Evening Finals (6 p.m.)
400 Individual Medley
100 Butterfly
200 Freestyle
100 Breaststroke
100 Backstroke
400 Medley Relay

Saturday Morning Prelims (11 a.m.)
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
400 Freestyle Relay
1650 Freestyle (time final, all but final heat)

Saturday Evening Finals (6 p.m.)
1650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
400 Freestyle Relay

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