No. 3 Cardinal Defeats No. 6 Michigan, 215.5-191.5

Jan. 10, 2004

Ann Arbor, Mich. - The No. 3-ranked Stanford men's swimming and diving team picked up a 215.5-191.5 decision over No. 6 Michigan in a two-day, short-course meters dual meet which concluded Saturday afternoon (Jan. 10) in Canham Natatorium. The Cardinal outscored the Wolverines 139-104 on the second day to take the victory.

Michigan entered the second day of competition with an 11-point advantage (87.7-76.5), but that lead lasted only one event on day two, as the Cardinal finished 1-2 in the 400-meter medley relay. The relay team of Peter Marshall, Keenan Newman, Jayme Cramer and Ben Wildman-Tobriner turned in a winning time of 3:41.45. Stanford's 15-point performance pushed Stanford to the lead after one event with the score 91.5-89.5.

Wolverine Peter Vanderkaay took first in the 800 meter freestyle (8:05.40) followed by Stanford's Tobias Oriwol (8:05.42). Michigan's 1-3-4 showing helped them regain the lead, 103.5-96.5.

Dan Ketchum's victory in the 200-meter freestyle helped increase U-M's lead to 115.5-103.5, as he touched the wall with a winning time of 1:47.94. Stanford freshman Andy Grant was second, clocking in at 1:48.88. Jayme Cramer took fourth in a time of 1:49.16.

Stanford responded with a pair of 1-2-3 finishes in the next two events in the pool to claim a 14 point lead, 135.5-121.5, through five events. Freshman Ben Wildman-Tobriner won the 50m freestyle (22.82) followed by teammates Bobby O'Bryan (22.91) and Andrew Schnell (23.24). In the 200m IM, senior Markus Rogan led the charge, touching the wall in 1:59.12. He was followed by teammates Hongshe Sun (2:02.45) and Keenan Newman ( 2:03.76).

After the conclusion of the one-meter diving and 200-meter butterfly Stanford held a 156.5-138.5 advantage. Diver Adam Peterson took top honors on the one-meter event (324.15) while freshman Kevin McLean finished third (266.02). Cardinal Matt McDonald placed second in the 200m butterfly (1:59.09), edging teammate Jayme Cramer (1:59.69).

Stanford extended its lead to 170.5-143.5 following the 100-meter freestyle, in which Peter Marshall claimed victory in a time of 49.41. Frosh Ben Wildman-Tobriner took third (49.97). The Cardinal's lead swelled to 183.5-149.5 after the 200-meter backstroke as Markus Rogan won his second event in a time of 1:55.17. Freshman Hongzhe Sun was third (1:56.56).

Tobias Oriwol was the Cardinal's top finisher in the 400-meter freestyle taking third in a time of 3:52.19. Freshman diver Kevin McLean took second in the three-meter event with a score of 306.75. Teammate Adam Peterson placed third (300.68). The score remained in favor of the Cardinal, 196.5-174.5 at this point.

A Stanford victory in the 200-meter breaststroke pushed the score to 209.5-180.5, as junior Thomas Brown took top honors, clocking in at 2:17.44. Sophomore Nick Wolfe finished third (2:18.50) for the Cardinal.

Stanford's 400m relay team of Markus Rogan, Peter Marshall, Scott Ransenberg, Andrew Schnell took second in a time of 3:19.69 to close out the meet for the Cardinal.

Stanford is back in action next week as they host Pacific on January 17 at 1 p.m at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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