Sun, Wildman-Tobriner, Kornfeld Advance To NCAA Final

March 25, 2006

Atlanta, Ga - Three Stanford swimmers and one relay team advanced to the championship finals during Saturday's preliminaries at the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championship at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

Hongzhe Sun, the 2006 Pac-10 champion in the 200 back, was Stanford's highest finisher in the prelims with a second place finish. Sun was timed in a season-best 1:40.78 (#4 all-time at Stanford), just behind Florida's Ryan Lochte at 1:40.07. Ben Wildman-Tobriner, the Pac-10 champion in the 100 free, placed fourth in the prelims at a season-best 42.71. The day's best time was turned in by Simon Burnett of Arizona at 42.39. Freshman Paul Kornfeld was sixth in the prelims of the 200 breast with a time of 1:56.20. Alabama's Vlad Polyakov was the prelim leader at 1:55.62.

The Cardinal 400 free relay team of Jason Dunford, Matt Crowe, Kyle Ransom and Ben Wildman-Tobriner had the prelims' sixth best time at 2:54.36. Arizona led the field at 2:52.24.

The conclusion of the three-day meet will be Saturday night.

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

Saturday mornings prelims - NCAA Division I Men's Swimming & Diving Championship
200 Back - 2. Hongzhe Sun (S) 1:40.78; 14. Andy Grant (S) 1:45.07

100 Free - 4. Ben Wildman-Tobriner (S) 42.71; 12. Jason Dunford (S) 43.16; 23. Matt Crowe (S) 43.75; 30. Kyle Ransom (S) 44.15

200 Breast - 6. Paul Kornfeld (S) 1:56.20; 11. Nate Cass (S) 1:57.18; 17. Keenan Newman (S) 1:58.88

200 Fly - 11. Mark Stephens (S) 1:45.58; 20. Tobias Oriwol (S) 1:47.54; 24. Daniel Beal (S) 1:50.22

400 Free Relay - 6. Stanford (Jason Dunford, Matt Crowe, Kyle Ransom, Ben Wildman-Tobriner) 2:54.36

Platform Diving - 14. Dwight Dumais (S) 267.05 points

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