No. 1 Men's Swimming Downs No. 12 Michigan, 134-109

Jan. 12, 2002

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The top-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team defeated No. 12 Michigan on Saturday afternoon 134-109 at Canham Natatorium. Markus Rogan led the Cardinal attack winning the 200 IM and 200-yard backstroke, while Randall Bal earned victories in the 50 and 100 freestyle.

Stanford got on board first by winning the 400-yard medley relay. Dan Westcott, Peter Lennox-King, Bobby O'Bryan and Jeff Guyman finished in 3:17.52.

The Cardinal dropped the next two races, but won the seven of the final ten events to seal the team's fourth victory in dual meets. Jayme Cramer picked up a win in the 200-yard butterfly (1:46.59), while Bal won the 100-yard freestyle in 44.60.

Rogan won the 200 backstroke in 1:44.99, edging out teammate Peter Marshall, who finished second with a time of 1:45.62. Michael Bruce also picked up a victory for Stanford in the 200-yard breaststroke in 1:59.01.

Michigan gave Stanford a scare in the final event of the day, but the Cardinal's team of Guyman, Marshall, O'Bryan and Andrew Schnell pulled out the victory in the 400-yard freestyle relay by .16. The foursome won the event in 2:58.21.

The 4-0 Cardinal will next be in action Friday, Jan. 25 against Arizona. Competition is set to begin at 1 p.m. in the Avery Aquatic Center.

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