No. 3 Men's Swimming Claims Fifth Place At Texas Invitational

Dec. 1, 2007

No. 3 Stanford men's swimming concluded the final day of the Texas Invitational with a fifth place finish as they recorded 323.5 points over the three day competition. Texas captured the team title with 704 points, while Arizona (610.5 points) and Longhorn Aquatics (393 points) rounded out the top three.

In the 200 backstroke, Eugene Godsoe led the charge for Stanford as he earned a fourth place finish with his NCAA `B' cut time of 1:44.0.

Jason Dunford was the first Cardinal to touch the wall in the 100 free as he swam to an NCAA `B' cut time of 43.85 and an 11th place finish. Teammate Austin Staab followed right behind in 12th place, posting an NCAA `B' cut time of 43.97, while Andy Grant earned an 18th place finish with an NCAA `B' cut time of 43.91.

Stanford turned in a strong showing in the 200 breast as Nate Cass led the way with a fifth place finish in an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:56.86. John Criste (1:57.57) and Paul Kornfeld (1:58.25) finished in sixth and seventh place, respectively. Paul Zaich touched the wall in 11th place with a time of 1:58.69, while Chris Ash posted a time of 1:59.29 for 14th place.

In the 200 breast, David Mosko earned a fourth place finish for Stanford as he clocked an NCAA `B' cut time of 1:45.92. Josh Charnin-Aker placed 11th with his time of 1:48.38, while teammate finished 13th in a time of 1:48.88. Sven Hinrichsen (18th - 1:48.98), Scott Lathrope (25th - 1:48.43), and Phillip Morrison (28th - 1:49.95) also competed in the event for the Cardinal.

Brent Eichenseer continued his outstanding meet as he captured a runner-up finish on the platform diving event with his score of 314.45. Teammate Nate Kim was not far behind as he earned a fourth place finish with a score of 284.10. Matt Cooper of Texas took home the top spot as he tallied 374.95 points.

Stanford returns to action on Friday, January 25 as they play host to Pac-10 foe Arizona State at 2:00 p.m.

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