No. 4 Stanford Opens Season With Solid 180-120 Victory At No. 22 Hawaii
Oct. 23, 2004
Honolulu, Hawaii - No. 4 Stanford (1-0) rolled to a 180-120 dual meet victory in its short-course yards season-opener at No. 22 Hawaii (0-1) on Saturday. Freshman Caroline Bruce, one of three current Stanford swimmers to have competed at the 2004 Olympics, won three individual events in her first collegiate meet with victories in the 100 and 200 breast, as well as the 200 IM. Dana Kirk, also a 2004 Olympian, swept the 100 and 200 fly, while Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Desiree Stahley (500 free) added one victory each.
Bruce and Kirk each picked up another win on Stanford's victorious 200 medley relay squad by swimming the breaststroke and butterfly legs, respectively. Amy Wagner returned to the pool for the Cardinal for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign after missing last year due to an injury to open the relay with her backstroke leg. Freshman Brooke Bishop, the 50 meter free winner at the Senior Nationals in the summer of 2004, brought the Cardinal home with the freestyle leg.
Stanford will continue the fall portion of its schedule with a two-day tri-meet versus No. 6 Texas and No. 13 USC in Austin next Friday-Saturday, October 29-30 (4:00 pm/11:00 am, CT).
A full recap will follow.