The Cardinal Men Prepare For The U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials

June 25, 2008

Omaha, Neb.- The Stanford men's swimming team will be well represented at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, which begin Sunday, June 29 and continue until Sunday, July 6. Stanford will have several current team members as well as Cardinal alums competing for spots on the 26-man U.S. Olympic swim team that will travel to Beijing, China for the 2008 Olympic Games that begin on August 8.

HISTORY
Stanford has a rich Olympic history in men's swimming, including 46 Olympic Medals. Most recently, Markus Rogan won two silver medals at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke. The most decorated Olympic swimmers in Stanford history are John Hencken and Pablo Morales, who each won five medals in their careers. Hencken won three gold medals and two silvers spanning over the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany and the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Morales also totaled three gold and two silver medals in his career, which covered the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

THE 2008 U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
17 members of the 2007-08 Stanford men's swimming team that won a 27th consecutive Pac-10 title and finished third nationally will compete in the Olympic Trials. In addition seven former Cardinal standouts will compete for a berth in the Olympic Games.

Stanford will be led by Ben Wildman-Tobriner, who enters the trials as the top seed in the 50 meter freestyle. His qualifying time of 21.80 seconds is just four hundredths of a second off the American record of 21.76 set by Gary Hall in 2000.

Nate Cass enters the trials with top ten seeds in three events. He will compete in the 200 meter individual medley and the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke. Cass, who just finished his junior year at Stanford, is the No. 8 seed in the 200 IM with a time of 2:02.09, the No. 9 seed in the 100 breast with a time of 1:02.09, and the No. 10 seed in the 200 breast with a time of 2:14.20.

The 100 meter backstroke will feature four Stanford swimmers ranked in the top 20. The Cardinal are led by Randall Bal ('03), who is ranked No. 4 entering the competition with a time of 53.66 seconds. Peter Marshall ('04) is just behind his former teammate, ranked No. 9 with a time of 54.59. Hongzhe Sun ('07) and Eugene Godsoe, who just completed his sophomore year, are also ranked in the top-20.

Also with four Stanford swimmers ranked in the top-20 will be the 200 meter breaststroke. In this event all four are current Stanford students who will be back with the Cardinal next season. Paul Zaich leads the way ranked No. 7 in the event with a time of 2:13.52, while Cass is ranked No. 10 with a time of 2:14.20. Also ranked in the top-20 are John Criste (No. 12) and Chris Ash (No. 16).

Another highly ranked former Cardinal swimmer is Jayme Cramer ('05) in the 100 meter butterfly. Cramer enters the event as the No. 5 seed with a time of 52.78 seconds.

STANFORD SWIMMERS AT THE U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS
CURRENT CARDINAL SWIMMERS - EVENT - RANK - TIME

Jake Allen ( 100 free - No. 89, 51.37)
Chris Ash (100 breast - No. 16, 1:02.54); (200 breast - No. 16, 2:15.42)
Daniel Beal (400 free - No. 68, 3:59.91); (No. 17, 1:49.19); (200 fly - No. 40, 2:02.40); (100 free - No. 32, 50.38)
Nate Cass (100 breast - No. 9, 1:02.09); (200 breast - No. 10, 2:14.20); (200 IM - No. 8, 2:02.09)
John Criste (400 IM - No. 56, 4:29.89); (100 breast - No. 18, 1:02.64); (200 breast - No. 12, 2:14.37)
Josh Charnin-Aker (400 IM - No. 38, 4:27.73); (200 fly - No. 88, 2:03.93); (200 IM - No. 71, 2:06.81)
Egan Gans (100 breast - No. 59, 1:04.35)
Eugene Godsoe (100 back - No. 18, 55.78); (100 free - No. 91, 51.38); (200 back - No. 18, 2:01.69); (100 fly - No. 61, 54.98)
BJ Johnson (100 breast - No. 52, 1:04.17); (200 breast - No. 27, 2:17.80)
Scotty Korotkin (1,500 free - No. 52, 15:48.37)
Scott Lathrope (400 IM - No. 17, 4:24.17); (200 fly - No. 79, 2:03.61); (200 IM - No. 57, 2:06.51)
David Mosko (400 free - No. 25, 3:56.28); (200 fly - No. 13, 1:59.23); (1,500 free - No. 48, 15:48.16)
Dan Priestley (100 free - No. 53, 50.95)
Patrick Simpkins (200 fly - No. 70, 2:03.35); (100 fly - No. 52, 54.86)
Austin Staab (100 fly - No. 30, 54.40)
Andrew Trepp (200 free- No. 45, 1:51.96)
Paul Zaich (100 breast - No. 15, 1:02.53); (200 breast - No. 7, 2:13.52)

STANFORD ALUMS - EVENT - RANK - TIME
Randall Bal (100 back - No. 4, 53.66)
Jayme Cramer (100 fly - No. 5, 52.78)
Andy Grant (400 free - No. 32, 3:56.75); (200 free - No. 19, 1:49.25); (100 free- No. 21, 49.88); (50 free - No. 51, 23.22)
Peter Marshall (100 back - No. 9, 54.59); (200 back - No. 26, 2:02.35)
Shaun Phillips (400 free - No. 11, 3:51.77); (200 free - No. 14, 1:49.01); (100 free - No. 59, 51.08); (1,500 free - No. 15, 15:29.59)
Hongzhe Sun (100 back - No. 14, 55.13); (200 back; No. 14, 2:00.53)
Ben Wildman-Tobriner (100 free - No. 13, 49.35); (50 free - No. 1, 21.80)

EVENT SCHEDULE
Sunday, June 29
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 400 IM
Women's 100 Fly
Men's 400 Free
Women's 400 IM
Men's 100 Breast
7 p.m. - Finals
Men's 400 IM - Final
Women's 100 Fly - Semifinals
Men's 400 Free - Final
Women's 400 IM - Final
Men's 100 Breast - Semifinals

Monday, June 30
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 100 Back
Men's 200 Free
Women's 100 Breast
Men's 100 Back
Women's 400 Free
7 p.m. - Finals
Women's 100 Back - Semifinals
Men's 200 Free - Semifinals
Women's 100 Fly - Final
Men's 100 Breast - Final
Women's 100 Breast - Semifinals
Men's 100 Back - Semifinals
Women's 400 Free - Final

Tuesday, July 1
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 200 Free
Men's 200 Fly
Women's 200 IM
7 p.m. - Finals
Women's 200 Free - Semifinals
Men's 200 Free - Final
Women's 100 Back - Final
Men's 100 Back - Final
Women's 100 Breast - Final
Men's 200 Fly - Semifinals
Women's 200 IM - Semifinals

Wednesday, July 2
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 100 Free
Women's 200 Fly
Men's 200 Breast
7 p.m. - Finals
Men's 100 Free - Semifinals
Women's 200 Free - Final
Men's 200 Fly - Final
Women's 200 Fly - Semifinals
Men's 200 Breast - Semifinals
Women's 200 IM - Final

Thursday, July 3
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 100 Free
Men's 200 Back
Women's 200 Breast
Men's 200 IM
7 p.m. - Finals
Men's 200 Breast - Final
Women's 100 Free - Semifinals
Men's 200 Back - Semifinals
Women's 200 Fly - Final
Men's 100 Free - Final
Women's 200 Breast - Semifinals
Men's 200 IM - Semifinals

Friday, July 4
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Men's 50 Free
Women's 800 Free
Men's 100 Fly
Women's 200 Back
7 p.m. - Finals
Men's 50 Free - Semifinals
Women's 200 Breast - Final
Men's 200 Back - Final
Women's 200 Back - Semifinals
Men's 200 IM - Final
Women's 100 Free - Final
Men's 100 Fly - Semifinals

Saturday, July 5
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

Women's 50 Free
Men's 1500 Free
7 p.m. - Finals
Women's 200 Back - Final
Men's 100 Fly - Final
Women's 800 Free - Final
Men's 50 Free - Final
Women's 50 Free - Semifinals

Sunday, July 6
11 a.m. - Preliminaries

No session
7 p.m. - Finals
Women's 50 Free - Final
Men's 1500 Free - Final

TELEVISION SCHEDULE
Airdate Time Network
Sunday, June 29 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC
Monday, June 30 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA
Tuesday, July 1 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA
Wednesday, July 2 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA
Thursday, July 3 8:00-9:00 pm ET USA
Friday, July 4 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC
Saturday, July 5 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC
Sunday, July 6 8:00-9:00 pm ET NBC

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