No. 4 Stanford Holds Off Pacific, 139-123
Jan. 11, 2003
Stanford, Calif. - No. 4 Stanford began the spring portion of its schedule by holding off a competitive Pacific squad with a 139-123 victory over the Tigers in a non-conference dual meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday. Stanford won the first six events of the meet to jump out to a comfortable early lead and captured eight of 14 events overall. Stanford improves to 4-1 with the victory in its final tune-up for Pac-10 action, while Pacific falls to 9-5. Stanford will open conference action at Arizona (January 24) and Arizona State (January 25).
Tara Kirk remained unbeaten in the 100 breast during her collegiate career with her 20th consecutive victory in the event, recording an NCAA 'A' qualifying standard of 1:01.77. Kristen Caverly won a pair of events for the Cardinal in the 200 free (1:51.44) and the 200 breast (2:17.27). Evins Cameron (1000 free, 10:09.42), Lacey Boutwell (100 back, 56.88), Anna Strohl (200 fly, 2:05.10) and Dana Kirk (200 IM, 2:04.38) were also individual winners for the Cardinal. Caverly (200 breast) and Dana Kirk both recorded NCAA 'B' qualifying marks in their victories. A team of Megan Baumgartner, Tara Kirk, Dana Kirk and Tami Ransom captured the 200 medley relay in 1:45.51.
Pacific's Lyndsay McNamee won both sprint freestyle events with a 24.01 mark in the 50 and a time of 52.29 in the 100. Kris Willey (200 back, 2:05.21), Robin Errecart (500 free, 5:03.71) and Shannon Catalano (100 fly, 56.43) also won individual events for Pacific. Heidi Schmidt, McNamee, Catalano and Errecart won the 200 free relay in 1:35.69.
Stanford's divers did not compete versus Pacific but will return to action at the Bruin Invite January 17-18.