No. 3 Stanford Continues Pac-10 Action With Key Pac-10 Trip To Los Angeles

Jan. 29, 2004

Friday, January 30 (1 pm, PT)
#3 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-10) at #9 UCLA (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10)
Men's Gym Pool, Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, January 31 (12 pm, PT)
#3 Stanford at #7 USC (3-2, 1-1 Pac-10)
McDonald Swim Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

#3 Stanford (4-0, 2-0 Pac-10) travels to Los Angeles for a key Pac-10 road trip with dual meets scheduled at #9 UCLA (6-1, 3-1 Pac-10) this Friday, January 30 (1 pm, PT) and #8 USC (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday, January 31 (12 pm, PT). Stanford comes into the meets fresh off a sweep of #20 Arizona State (169.5-125.5) and #6 Arizona (166-134) in its first Pac-10 dual meet action last Friday and Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center. The pair of victories extended Stanford's dual meet win streak to eight, which includes four in a row to end the 2002-03 campaign and the first four this year. Stanford's four victories to start the win streak in the 2002-03 season came against Arizona State, UCLA, USC and California. This season, the Cardinal has opened with victories against Texas, Pacific, Arizona State and Arizona. UCLA started the 2003-04 campaign with four straight victories over UC Santa Barbara, Ohio State, San Diego and Arizona State, before falling to Arizona to end the 2003 calendar year slate of dual meets. The Bruins have added January wins over Washington State and UC San Diego. USC has wins over Texas, Arizona State and Arizona State, while falling to Arizona and two-time defending national champion Auburn. Stanford swept UCLA (159-141, 1/31/03) and USC (164-136, 2/1/03) in a pair of home dual meets versus the Los Angeles schools last season. Stanford also defeated both squads the last the Cardinal made the Los Angeles trip during Pac-10 action during the 2001-02 season, defeating UCLA by a score of 142-101 (2/1/02) and USC by a count of 167-133 (2/2/02).

Stanford moved up one spot to third behind defending national champion Auburn and Georgia in the latest CSCAA national poll released January 29 ... The next poll will be released February 12 ... In addition to its string of eight straight wins in dual meets, the Cardinal has won 25 of its last 27 duals dating back to the 2001-02 season ... Stanford is 3-0 versus ranked teams in 2003-04 ... Stanford has a veteran team in 2003-04 with all three of its NCAA champions and 10 All-Americans from 2002-03 returning ... Stanford has a total of 11 All-Americans on its 29-member roster ... Stanford features 14 of the 16 swimmers and divers that participated in last year's NCAA Championships and has 20 letterwinners of 25 letterwinners returning from a year ago.

Stanford features nine-time NCAA champion and 12-time All-American Tara Kirk, currently the American record holder in both the 100 (59.74) and 200 (2:07.36) yard breast ... Kirk has won all seven of her individual breaststroke events this season, winning the 100 meter breast versus Texas/at USC (10/24-25) before sweeping the 100 and 200 meter breast versus Pacific (1/10) and Arizona State (1/23), as well as the 100 and 200 yard breast against Arizona (1/24) ... Kirk remains unbeaten during her collegiate career in the 100 breast with 31 consecutive wins and is unbeaten since the last two seasons in the 200 breast ... Dana Kirk also has seven individual wins for the Cardinal this season, sweeping the 100 and 200 meter fly versus Texas/at USC, as well as against both Arizona State and Arizona (yards), while winning the 200 meter fly against Pacific ... Kristen Caverly has won five individual events for the Cardinal, sweeping the 100 and 200 meter back versus Pacific and Arizona State, while taking the 200 yard IM against Arizona ... Lacey Boutwell has won four times, taking the 100 meter breast versus Texas/at USC and the 50 meter free against Arizona State, before sweeping the 50 and 200 yard free against Arizona ... Morgan Hentzen won both the 400 and 800 meter free versus Pacific for a pair of victories ... Ashlee Rosenthal swept the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competition against Arizona (1/24), while Desiree Stahley picked up her first collegiate win by taking the 200 yard free versus Arizona State (1/23) ... Stanford has also won the 200 medley relay in each of its four dual meets, while capturing the 400 meter medley relay versus Texas/at USC and the 400 yard free relay against Arizona.

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