Stanford Takes First Day Lead At Speedo Cup

Nov. 16, 2006

Long Beach, Ca - The second-ranked Stanford men's swimming team has taken the first day lead (Thursday) at the UC Irvine/Speedo Cup at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool.

Stanford leads with with 575.5 points. Air Force is second with 289 points ahead of Brigham Young in third place with 385 points. The Cardinal team (Kyle Ransom, Jason Dunford, Alex Coville, Matt Crowe) posted the fastest 200 free relay time of the season with a time of 1:20.62. It was the fourth straight year that the Cardinal captured the relay event. Shaun Phillips won the 500 free with a itme of 4:18.81, the second fastest time in the country this season to qualify for the NCAA Championship. Hongzhe Sun won the 200 IM for the third straight year in an NCAA qualifying time of 1:46.55. Ben Wildman-Tobriner won the 50 free (19.97). The Stanford 400 medley relay team (Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford, Andy Grant) broke a 14-year-old meet record with a time of 3:14.54 in the final race of the night. The old record was 3:15.38 set by UCLA in 1992. It was also the fourth straight year that Stanford has won the event.

The Speedo Cup continues Friday with the finals beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Team Totals (13 teams)
1. Stanford 575.5 points; 2. Air Force 289 points; 3. Brigham Young 285 points); 4. UC Irvine 205; 5. UC San Diego 164 points

Individual Races (Stanford Swimmers)
50 Free - 1. Ben Wildman-Tobriner (S) 19.97; 3. Jason Dunford (S) 20.24; 4. Matt Crowe (S) 20.47; 5. Alex Coville (S) 20.52; 6. Kyle Ransom (S) 20.62; 9. David Dunford (S) 20.99; 21. Dan Priestley (S) 21.40; 28. Karl Boehringer (S) 21.60; 49. Egan Gans (S) 22.08; 50. BJ Kolsrud (S) 22.09; 55. Andrew Woodruff (S) 22.18; 88. Jesse Krompier (S) 22.95; 96. Connor McColl (S) 23.52

500 Free - 1. Shaun Phillips (S) 4:18.81; 2. Andy Grant (S) 4:24.83; 5. Daniel Beal (S) 4:27.61; 6. Phillip Morrison (S) 4:28.13; 15. Patrick Simpkins (S) 4:39.08; 18. Andrew Woodruff (S) 4:38.94; 20. John McCallen (S) 4:40.89; 25. Noa Sakamoto (S) 4:36.49

200 IM - 1. Hongzhe Sun (S) 1:46.55; 3. Nate Cass (S) 1:48.77; 5. Scott Lathrope (S) 1:51.80; 6. Paul Kornfeld (S) 1:52.25; 9. Keenan Newman (S) 1:51.72; 12. Paul Zaich (S) 1:53.75; 13. BJ Johnson (S) 1:54.39; 25. Chris Ash (S) 1:56.16; 36. Kyle Ransom (S) 1:54.36-prelims

200 Free Relay - 1. Stanford (Kyle Ransom, Jason Dunford, Alex Coville, Matt Crowe) 1:20.62; 13. Stanford (Connor McColl, Hongzhe Sun, Dan Priestley, David Dunford) 1:22.84

400 Medley Relay - 1. Stanford (Hongzhe Sun, Paul Kornfeld, Jason Dunford, Andy Grant) 3:14.54; 11. Stanford (David Dunford, Chris Ash, Kyle Ransom, Nate Cass) 3:24.38

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