No. 3 Stanford Women's Swimming Improves to 5-0 With 143-114 Victory Over Washington

Oct. 31, 2008

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STANFORD, Calif. - The No. 3 Stanford women's swimming team (5-0, 2-0 Pac-10) won its 14th consecutive Pac-10 dual meet with a 143-114 victory over Washington (5-4, 0-2) this afternoon at the Avery Aquatic Center. The meet was contested in a 25-yard short course format, and featured 14 events on a windy and overcast day.

With today's victory, the Cardinal women have won 12 straight home dual meets, and are 22-1 in their last 23 dual meets overall (including sweeps in a pair of double dual meets).

Stanford enjoyed another balanced effort, with seven swimmers winning an individual event. Junior Julia Smit was one of two multiple-event winners for the Cardinal, taking the 200 free in an NCAA 'B' standard time of 1:47.05 and the 200 breast in 2:12.21. Freshman Angela Duckworth was victorious in both of the long-distance freestyle events, winning both the 500 (4:56.62) and the 1,000 (10:02.83).

Returning Cardinal All-Americans junior Elaine Breeden and sophomore Kate Dwelley combined to sweep the butterfly events, with Breeden taking the 200 fly (2:00.71) and Dwelley the 100 fly (54.50). Freshman Sam Woodward continued her impressive run by winning a freestyle event for the third consecutive meet, this time touching the wall first in the 100 free (50.68). Fellow freshman Betsy Webb won her first collegiate individual event, taking the 50 free in 23.59.

Showing its depth, Stanford also received scoring efforts from senior Andrea Axtell (fifth in the 100 back and second in the 200 back), junior Meredith Ayres (fifth in the 200 fly and third in the 200 back), freshman Jamie Bruce (third in the 100 breast and second in the 200 breast), Dwelley (second in the 1,000 free), junior Kelley Hug (fourth in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly), freshman Charlotte Naylor (fourth in the 100 breast and fifth in the 200 breast), junior Caitlin Reynolds (third in the 500 free), freshman Jessica Rodriquez (third in the 200 free, fifth in the 200 back and fourth in the 200 breast), senior Madeline Rovira (fifth in the 50 free), sophomore Liz Smith (second in the 100 breast and third in the 100 free), junior Whitney Spence (fifth in the 200 free and third in the 200 fly), junior Stefanie Sutton (second in the 100 fly), senior Laura Wadden (second in the 200 fly) and Webb (third in the 100 back).

The Stanford women's swimming and diving team is next in action at the Big West Shootout, hosted by UC Irvine, on Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8.

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