Stanford Looks To Climb The Leader Board On Last Day Of NCAA Championships

March 17, 2007

Heading into the last night of competition, five Stanford swimmers have qualified for individual swim finals to go along with one relay team. The Cardinal will be looking to climb the leader board once again as they currently sit in third place.

The final day of prelims began with Hongzhe Sun qualifying for the finals in the 200 back in fourth place with a time of 1:47.27. Andy Grant finished in 19 place as he posted a time of 1:44.16. The top finisher in the event was Northwestern's Grevers as he recorded 1:41.55.

Ben Wildman-Tobriner qualified for the finals as the top overall swimmer in the 100 free as he posted a time of 42.05. Jason Dunford qualified for the consolation swim in 14 place recording a time of 43.00. Matt Cowe (43.55), Kyle Ransom (43.68) and Alex Coville (44.37) finished in 24, 30 and 44 place, respectively.

In the 200 breast prelims it was Nate Cass finishing in third place with a time of 1:55.25, while Paul Kornfeld also qualified for the finals in fourth place posting a time of 1:55.43. (David) Chris Ash qualified for the consolation swim as he place tenth in a time of 1:56.42, while Keenan Newman (1:58.43) finished in 20 place. Alabama's Polyakov qualified in first place recording a time of 1:54.82.

Hongzhe Sun qualified for his second final of the day as he finished fifth in the 200 fly swimming to a time of 1:44.09. Daniel Beal placed 29 in the event with his time of 1:49.91. Taking the top spot was Stovall from Georgia as he posted a time of 1:43.66.

In the 400 free relay, the team of Andy Grant (43.56), Matt Crowe (43.25), Kyle Ransom (43.51) and Jason Dunford (42.55) qualified for the finals in sixth place as they recorded an overall time of 2:52.87. The team of Godec (43.61), Meichtry (42.55), Adrian (42.11) and Copeland (43.01) swam the fastest time of the day with a 2:51.28.

Stanford diver Dwight Dumais placed 17 on the platform event as he posted a prelim score of 282.05. Auburn's Segerlin holds the top spot going into tonight's finals with a score of 427.45.

The 2007 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships conclude tonight with the finals beginning at 5:00 p.m. (PST) at the University Aquatic Center.

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