Stanford Dominates Defending National Champs To Stay Unbeaten
Jan. 24, 2009
Tucson, Ariz. - No. 2 Stanford men's swimming put on a dominating display against the defending national champion on Saturday. The Cardinal defeated No. 4 Arizona by a score of 191-107 to improve to 5-0 (3-0 Pac-10).
Stanford got off to a good start by winning the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:08.40. The team of Eugene Godsoe, Paul Kornfeld, Austin Staab and Jason Dunford reached the NCAA `B' Standard, falling just short the of the NCAA automatic standard.
Dunford dominated the sprint freestyle events, winning both the 50 and 100 free. In the 50 free, Dunford swan the fastest time by a Cardinal this year with a NCAA `B' Standard time of 19.75 seconds. In the 100 free, Dunford won with a time of 43.37.
Godsoe controlled the backstroke events, winning both the 100 and 200 back. He won the 100 with a time of 46.81 and the 200 with a time of 1:43.89.
Staab, the 2008 Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year, won both the 200 free and the 100 fly. Staab captured the 200 free with a NCAA `B' Standard time of 1:34.89, the fastest time by a Stanford swimmer this year. He followed that up by winning the 100 fly with a time of 46.71.
Criste won both the 100 and 200 breast to join Godsoe in sweeping a particular stroke. Criste captured the 100 with a time of 53.87 and the 200 with a time of 1:58.52.
The final multiple-event winner was Mosko in the 200 fly and 500 free. Mosko won the 200 fly with a time of 1:45.87 and the 500 free with a time of 4:25.30.
Other impressive Stanford swimmers were a trio of freshmen. Chad La Tourette (8:59.35), Michael Zoldos (9:05.86) and Trevor Scheid (9:07.97) swept the top three places in the 1,000 free. The times were the three fastest in the event by Stanford swimmers this season.
In diving, Dwight Dumais led the way for the Cardinal, finishing second in both the one- and three-meter competitions. Dumais finished with a score of 299.33 in the one-meter and 360.30 in the three-meter. He finished second to Ben Grado of Arizona in both events.
The Cardinal will next compete on Feb. 6-7, when they host Cal State Bakersfield and UCLA at the Avery Aquatic Center.