Men's Swimming Leads After Day One at Aggie Invitational

Nov. 16, 2000

The third-ranked Stanford men's swimming team leads the field after one day of competition at the Aggie Invitational in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M (616) and Purdue (418) round out the top three.

Senior Adam Messner swam a NCAA provisional mark of 4:25.51 in the 500y free to win the event. Freshman Matt Sorlien, who also posted a NCAA provisional time, finished fourth (4:28.22) while teammate Greg Long took fifth (4:29.42).

The Cardinal took one-two in the 200y IM as Markus Rogan (1:49.59) and Steven Brown (1:49.79) both posted provisional NCAA qualifying times. Sorlien placed fourth (1:51.51) and Michael Bruce finished sixth (1:52.50). Junior Mike O'Neil took eighth (1:53.66).

Stanford took second and third in the 400y medley relay with the teams of Randall Bal, Michael Bruce, Dan Westcott and Adam Messner (3:17.87) and Markus Rogan, Anthony Robinson, Bobby O'Bryan, and John Waters (3:18.17).

Freshman Bobby O'Bryan finished eighth in the 50y free (20.88) while Stanford took fourth in the 200y free relay (Robinson, Bal, O'Bryan, Andrew Schnell) with a time of 1:21.18.

Competition will continue tomorrow with prelims beginning at 11 a.m.

Team Standings1. Stanford (690.50)2. Texas A&M (616)3. Purdue (418)4. Kentucky (369)5. Penn State (356.50)6. Auburn (27)

Stanford finishers200 Free Relay5. Robinson, Bal, O'Bryan, Schnell (1:21.84)7. Ransenberg, Scussel, Siebert, Westcott (1:24.57)10. Brown, Dagget, Zochowski, Bruce (1:25.94)

500 Free1. Adam Messner (4:25.51)4. Matt Sorlien (4:28.22)5. Greg Long (4:29.42)9. Markus Rogan (4:28.96) - B Final10. Jon Waters (4:30.13) - B Final11. Peter Marshall (4:32.45) - B Final13. Michael O'Neil (4:32.66) - B Final18. Brian Rodde (4:34.58) - C Final

200 IM1. Markus Rogan (1:49.59)2. Steven Brown (1:49.79)4. Matt Sorlien (1:51.51)6. Michael Bruce (1:52.50)8. Mike O'Neil (1:53.66)9. Greg Long (1:51.74) - B Final10. Dan Westcott (1:52.61) - B Final13. Peter Marshall (1:53.15) - B Final

50 Free8. Bobby O'Bryan (20.88)12. Randall Bal (20.96) - B Final17. Andrew Schnell (20.83) - C Final22. Scott Ransenberg (21.30) - C Final24. John Waters (21.35) - C Final

400 Medley Relay2. Bal, Bruce, Westcott, Messner (3:17.87)3. Rogan, Robinson, O'Bryan, Waters (3:18.17)9. Marshall, Fowler, Ransenberg, Schnell (3:23.88)

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