Stanford Moves Up To Third Behind NCAA Champ Paul Kornfeld

March 28, 2008

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    Friday turned into a big day for Stanford as Paul Kornfeld added an individual NCAA Championship and a second school record on the day. With the strong performances on the day, Stanford moved up to third place in the overall standings with 231 points.

    The Cardinal trail the leader Arizona who has begun to separate from the field with 376 points. Second place belongs to Texas with 285 points while California is fourth with 245 points. Auburn rounds out the top-five with 213 points.

    Paul Korfeld will add his name to the storied list of NCAA Champions at Stanford after a dominating performance in the 100 breast. Kornfeld entered the final as the top seed and did not disappoint setting a school record on his way to the NCAA Championship. Kornfeld's time of 52.03 seconds betters his own school record of 52.19 seconds set last season.

    Kornfeld becomes the first individual NCAA Champion for Stanford men's swimming since Gary Marshall won the same event in 2005.

    With two swimmers in the championship final, Stanford picked up big points in the 100 fly. Austin Staab finished third with a time of 45.61 seconds, while Jason Dunford finished seventh with a time of 46.28 seconds. Albert Subirats of Arizona won the event with a time of 45.07 seconds.

    After setting the school record in the 200 free during the prelims, Daniel Beal swam another time under the old record to finish sixth. His time of 1:33.65 was just slower than his new school record of 1:33.26 from earlier in the day. Dave Walters of Texas won the 200 free with a time of 1:32.56.

    In the consolation final of the 200 free, Andrew Trepp also added to the team score by finishing 15th with a time of 1:36.36.

    Also with a sixth place finish was Eugene Godsoe in the 100 back. Godsoe equaled his prelim time of 46.80 seconds. Ben Hesen of Indiana won the event with a time of 44.72 seconds.

    In 200 medley relay, Stanford finished fourth with a time of 1:24.95. The team of Godsoe, Kornfeld, Staab, and Dunford finished off the pace of Auburn who won the event in an NCAA record time of 1:23.24.

    In the final event of the evening Stanford finished fifth in the 800 free relay. Stanford's team of Beal, Trepp, Phillip Morrison, and David Mosko swam a time of 6:23.63. Auburn completed the sweep of Friday's relays with meet record time of 6:12.85.

    In diving, Nathan Kim finished 17th in the prelims of the 3-meter competition, just missing the final. His score of 319.40 missed the last spot in the finals by less than two tenths of a point. Rebeun Ross of Miami won the 3-meter final with a meet record score of 466.80.

    The finals of the 400 IM were also contested Friday, but Stanford did not have a competitor. Alex Vanderkaay of Michigan won the title with a time of 3:41.58.

    The 2008 NCAA Men's Swimming Championships will conclude tomorrow with the 1650 free, the 200 back, the 100 free, the 200 breast, the 200 fly, platform diving, and the 400 free relay.

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