Six Stanford Swimmers Advance To Finals at NCAA Championship

March 24, 2006

Atlanta, Ga - Six Stanford swimmers and one relay team advanced to the finals in five events during Friday's preliminaries at the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

The day started when the 200 medley relay team of Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford and Ben Wildman-Tobriner advanced to Friday night's finals with a fifth place time of 1:26.26. Northwestern led all teams with a time of 1:25.75. Shaun Phillips and Andy Grant finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 200 free prelims with times of 1:34.74 and 1:34.85. Matthew McGinnis of Texas led all qualifiers at 1:33.54. In the 100 breast, freshman Nate Cass finished third in the prelims at 53.32 while Paul Kornfeld placed seventh at 53.69. Dave Rollins of Arizona had the best time of 52.68.

In the 100 back, Hongzhe Sun, the 2006 Pac-10 champion, advanced to the finals with a seventh place time of 47.23. Matt Grevers of Northwestern had the best time at 46.33. Mark Stephens grabbed the eighth and final spot in the 400 IM with a time of 3:47.70.

Complete results are available at www.ncaasports.com. Event information, including schedules, results, photos and more will be provided at www.ramblinwreck.collegesports.com/sports/c-swim/spec-rel/2006-m-swim-nc.... A complete daily report on Stanford's participants will be posted on the Stanford website at www.gostanford.com

Friday mornings prelims - NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championship
200 medley relay - 1. Northwestern 1:28.75; 5. Stanford (Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford, Ben Wildman-Tobriner) 1:26.26

400 IM - 1. Ous Mellouli (USC) 3:44.76; 8. Mark Stephens (S) 3:47.70; 10. Tobias Oriwol (S) 3:48.36; 16. Keenan Newman (S) 3:50.42

100 Fly - 1. Albert Subirats (Arizona) 46.11; 13. Ben Wildman-Tobriner (S) 47.26; 13. Jason Dunford (S) 47.26

200 Free - 1. Matthew McGinnis (Texas) 1:33.54; 5. Shaun Phillips (S) 1:34.74; 7. Andy Grant (S) 1:34.85; 12. Daniel Beal (S) 1:35.74; 37. Michael McLean (S) 1:38.40

100 Breast - 1. Dave Rollins (Arizona) 52.68; 3. Nate Cass (S) 53.32; 7. Paul Kornfeld (S) 53.69

100 Back - 1. Matt Grevers (Northwestern) 46.33; 7. Hongzhe Sun (S) 47.23

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