Men's Swimming, A Season Of Success

May 18, 2007

The 2006-07 men's swimming and diving team concluded another outstanding season. The Cardinal captured their 26th straight Pac-10 title as they earned 990.5 team points to defeat second place Cal (657 points), while posting a total of six individual champions, four relay titles and 18 NCAA automatic qualifying times. Stanford went onto earn a second place finish at the NCAA Championships with 397 points, marking the 26th consecutive year the team recorded a top four finish.

Throughout the season, Stanford swimmers broke nine school records, while also setting two National records along the way, the list includes:

Ben Wildman-Tobriner
50 Free - 18.87; School and American records
100 Free - 41.90; School record
100 Fly - 45.36; School record

Shaun Phillips
500 Free - 4:13.07; School record
1000 Free - 8:50.61; School record
1650 Free - 14:37.62; School record

Paul Kornfeld
100 Breast - 52.19; School record

Wildman-Tobriner, Jason Dunford, Alex Coville, Kyle Ransom
200 Free Relay - 1:15.97; School record

Andy Grant, Danny Beal, Hongzhe Sun, Shaun Phillips
800 Free Relay - 6:17.92; School and American records

The list of Cardinal swimmers winning gold at the Pac-10 Championships includes:

Relay Events
200 Medley Relay
400 Medley Relay
400 Free Relay
200 Free Relay
Individual Events
50 Free - Wildman-Tobriner
100 Fly - Wildman-Tobriner
100 Free - Wildman-Tobriner
200 Back - Sun
100 Breast - Kornfeld
200 Breast -- Kornfeld

For his tremendous efforts during the season, Wildman-Tobriner was named the 2007 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year.

At the FINA World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wildman-Tobriner captured two gold medals. His first medal came as a member of the 400 Free Relay team that finished in a championship-record time of 3:12.72. He then earned his second gold of the competition as he swam to victory in the 50 Free with a time of 21.88.

During the NCAA Championship meet, Cardinal swimmers took second place in eight of the thirteen individual events contested, the list includes:

50 Free
100 Free
100 Fly

200 Back

500 Free
1650 Free

100 Breast

Nate Cass
200 Breast

The Cardinal exemplified what it means to be a student-athlete, as fifteen swimmers were named to the 2007 Pac-10 Conference Swimming and Diving All-Academic teams.

The list of Cardinal swimmers earning First Team honors include Matt Crowe (Biochemical Engineering), Jason Dunford (Human Biology), BJ Johnson (Undeclared), Scott Lathrope (Engineering), Connor McColl (Undeclared), Keenan Newman (Film and Media), Phillips (Psychology), Sun (Undeclared), and Wildman-Tobriner (Biochemical Engineering).

The list of Cardinal swimmers named to the Second Team are Chris Ash (Human Biology), Karl Boehringer (Product Design), Nate Cass (Undeclared), Andy Grant (Computer Science), Phillip Morrison (Human Biology), and Dan Priestley (Engineering).

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