Stanford Women Sweep Past Arizona Schools
Jan. 23, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.-- No. 4-ranked Stanford (6-0, 2-0 Pac-10) swept its weekend series with the Grand Canyon State, completing the team's two wins with a 184.5-111.5 win over visiting Arizona State (6-5, 2-4 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon.
The Cardinal won 13 of the 16 events as Julia Smit broke Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders' 18-year old pool record in the 400 individual medley in the process. The Cardinal upset No. 2-ranked Arizona on Friday paced by 12 wins in the pool.
Smit's time of 4:05.14, in the second to last event, broke Sanders' 1992 mark of 4:08.52 at the Avery Aquatics Center. It was five seconds shy of Smit's school-record in the event. Smit also won the 200 freestyle, and closed out the meet by touching the wall first as a part of the winning 200 free relay team.
Kate Dwelley, along with Betsy Webb also won two individual events, as Dwelley was the top finisher in the 200 butterfly and 500 free, while Webb won the 50 free and the 200 backstroke. Webb was also a part of both winning relay teams.
Dwelley's first touch to open up the meet in the 200 medley relay, following Webb, Kerry Kraemer and Elaine Breeden set the Cardinal in motion for the rest of the meet, as they never looked back from that point. Breeden also won the 100 freestyle, while Kelsey Ditto completed a solid weekend in the pool with a win in the 100 freestyle.
The Cardinal head to Southern California next weekend to swim at UCLA on Friday and at USC on Saturday.