Stanford Swimmers Conclude Santa Clara International Meet With Strong Finishes
July 2, 2007
Stanford swimmers concluded the Santa Clara International Invitational on Sunday after posting some top finishes over the four-day competition. The meet was held from Thursday-Sunday, June 28-July 1 in Santa Clara, Calif.
In the 100 fly it was Jason Dunford earning the bronze medal as he posted a time of 53.76, earning 18 team points. Lyndon Ferns of Tucson Ford Deal captured first place with his time of 54.80.
In the 50 free, Ben Wildman-Tobriner swam to a time of 23.00, earning a second place finish and 19 team points. Wildman-Tobriner was narrowly edged by Eamon Sullivan of Australia who recorded a winning time of 22.71. Dunford took ninth in the event as he posted a time of 23.22, earning 12 points for the team. Alex Coville (23.59) finished 12th in the event to earn seven points, while Andy Grant (23.86) took 14th to capture five points.
Paul Zaich swam to a 13th place finish in the 200 breaststroke as he finished in a time of 2:19.25 to earn six team points. Nate Cass finished 15th in the race, touching the wall at 2:20.57 and grabbing four points for his team. Brendan Hansen of Longhorn Aquatic took the gold in a time of 2:13.83.
In the 100 free, it was Grant finishing ninth in a time of 51.09 to capture 12 points. Wildman-Tobriner finished right behind in tenth with his time of 50.90 in the 'B Final,' earning 10 points. Dunford was third in the line of Cardinal, tying for 11th place with his time of 51.09 in the 'B Final' to earn 7.5 points. Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps captured the top spot in his time 49.10.
Cass posted a 12th place finish for Stanford Swimming in the 200 IM with a time of 2:07.57, earning seven points. Michael Phelps once again took the gold, posting a time of 2:03.91.
In the 100 backstroke, Peter Marshall finished in ninth place with a time of 57.32 to grab 12 team points. Dunford posted a 12th place finish with a time of 57.82, earning seven points. For the third straight race, Michael Phelps won gold, this time recording a time of 54.45.
Stanford Swimming earned a tenth place finish over the four-day competition as they tallied a total of 138.5 points. Club Wolverine, led by Michael Phelps, took the top team spot, finishing with 486 points.
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