No. 1 Stanford To Start Pac-10 Championships Wednesday
Feb. 13, 2007
THIS WEEK'S MEET
No. 1 Stanford will compete in the Pac-10 Swimming Championships this Wednesday-Saturday, February 14-17. The four-day meet at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool in Long Beach, California, will begin with the finals of the 200 medley and 800 free relay on Wednesday (6 pm, PT). Thursday's events include the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay. The 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 400 medley relay are slated for Friday. On the final day of action Saturday, the 1650 free, 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 free relay will be contested. Prelims begin each of the final three days at 11 am, PT, with finals sessions scheduled for 6 pm, PT. The swimmers will also have one final chance to qualify for the 2007 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the Pac-10 Invite scheduled to also take place at the Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on Sunday, February 18.
STANFORD'S HISTORY AT THE PAC-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Stanford has won 16 of the 20 Pac-10 Championships contested since the inception of the event in 1987. The Cardinal won the first 13 in a row from 1987-99, as well as the conference meets in 2002, 2004 and 2005. Stanford finished third last season behind 2006 league champion Arizona and UCLA.
CASSIDY KRUG WINS TWO EVENTS AND NAMED DIVER OF THE MEET AT PAC-10 DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cassidy Krug was the Pac-10 Women's Diver of the Meet at the 2007 Pac-10 Men's & Women's Diving Championships held February 9-11 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington. Krug swept both the 1-meter and 3-meter competitions at the event. The points from the diving competition will be added to the swimming events taking place this Wednesday-Saturday. Katie Lampe had three top five finishes in the event, taking fourth in the platform as well as fifth in the 3-meter and sixth in the 1-meter. Shana Karp (3rd, platform; 10th, 1-meter; 18th, 3-meter), Sarah Ohr (9th, 3-meter; 13th, 1-meter) and Carmen Stellar (12th, 1-meter; 16th, 3-meter) also competed for the Cardinal.
STANFORD PERFECT 10-0 IN DUAL MEET SEASON
Stanford's women's swimming and diving team recorded its first perfect dual meet regular season since the 2001-02 campaign. Stanford equaled the best regular season dual meet season record in school history in 2006-07 with a 10-0 mark for the fourth time and was unbeaten in the regular season for the 14th time in the program's 33rd campaign of existence.
STANFORD NO. 1 IN CSCAA POLL
Stanford is the nation's No. 1 team in the most recent College Swim Coaches Association of America Poll and has been since a poll released on November 16. The Cardinal began the season ranked sixth before moving up three spots to No. 3 and then bolted to the top and have remained there since a pair of victories over defending national champion Auburn and Tennessee during a two-day tri-meet November 10-11 in Knoxville.
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