Men's Swimming Takes On Pacific In Co-ed Meet This Friday

Oct. 10, 2001

ON DECK: The Stanford men's swimming and diving team kicks off the 2001-02 season with a co-ed dual meet on Friday, October 12 at 6 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Complex. The Cardinal are coming off of a very successful 2000-01 season where they finished second nationally and won their 20th consecutive Pac-10 Championship.

ORDER OF EVENTS: The men's and women's swim teams will alternate events for this meet. Following is a list of the men's events only: 400 Medley Relay, 1000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 50 Freestyle, 200 IM, 200 Butterfly, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 500 Freestyle, 200 Breaststroke, 400 Freestyle.

LAST YEAR VS. PACIFIC: The Stanford men's swimming team picked up a 115-78 win over Pacific at the Avery Aquatic Center last year in dual meet action.

WORLD-CLASS SWIMMERS ON THE FARM: This year's squad will be anchored by several world-class swimmers including junior Randall Bal, who won a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships in the 50m backstroke. Sophomore Peter Marshall also won gold this summer at the 2001 World University Games in the 50m and 100m back. They are joined by sophomore Markus Rogan who took silver at the 2001 World Championships in the 200m back. Junior Dan Westcott was also busy this summer, representing the U.S. in the Goodwill Games in Australia. Freshmen Dan Trupin and Jayme Craymer were also in action this summer on the international circuit.

2001-02 TEAM CAPTAINS: This season's team captains will be seniors Peter Lennox-King and Michael O'Neil along with junior Greg Long.

ALUMNI MEET SET FOR TOMMOROW: Stanford will take part in its annual Alumni Meet, tomorrow, October 13 at 10 a.m. at the Avery Aquatic Complex. Admission is free.

UOP INVITE NEXT WEEK: The Cardinal will travel to Stockton next week for the UOP Invite, Friday-Saturday, October 19-20. Friday's events will begin at 1 p.m. while Saturday's events will kick off at 9 a.m.

HEAD COACH SKIP KENNEY: Skip Kenney has led the Cardinal to seven NCAA titles, including a runaway win in 1998 during his 22 year tenure. He has also been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times, most recently in 1998. Last year, Kenney was honored as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the 13th time in his career. He has also coached a total of 89 All-Americans to 748 All-American honors, and has developed 38 NCAA Champions. His achievements as head coach of Stanford are unparalleled in Pac-10 history. He has guided the Cardinal to 20 straight conference titles, which is far and away the record for consecutive Pac-10 championships in any sport.

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