No. 4 Stanford Travels To Tri-Meet Versus No. 6 Texas And No. 13 USC Friday-Saturday

Oct. 29, 2004

No. 4 Stanford (1-0) continues the fall portion of its schedule with a tri-meet versus No. 6 Texas and No. 13 USC (0-0) this Friday-Saturday, October 29-30 (4:00 pm, CDT; 10:00 am, CDT) in Austin, Texas. Team scoring results for the Cardinal will only be calculated against Texas, as the competition between Stanford and its Pac-10 foe USC will not be scored. All three teams will compete together.

Stanford is 1-0 after its season-opening 180-120 win at No. 22 Hawaii in a short-course yards meet last Saturday, October 23. Caroline Bruce led the way with three individual victories (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM), while Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) had two. Both also were members of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay. The 2004-05 Cardinal features three 2004 Olympians in Bruce, Kristen Caverly and Kirk, as well as 14 All-Americans and 23 letterwinners on its 32-member roster.

Stanford is coming off a fifth-place NCAA finish and its 15th Pac-10 title last season. The Cardinal was also 5-2 dual meet season in 2003-04.

• Stanford has won 28 of its last 32 dual meets overall after last Saturday's win over the Rainbow Wahine

• Brooke Bishop, the 50 meter free winner at the 2004 Summer Senior Nationals, swam the freestyle leg of Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay squad (23.32/1:43.77) at Hawaii (10/23) to earn her first collegiate victory
• Lacey Boutwell picked up her first victory of the 2004-05 campaign with a win in the 200 yard free at Hawaii (10/23), recording an NCAA 'B' mark • Also recorded an NCAA 'B' mark at Hawaii with a second-place finish in the 100 yard free (51.05)
• Caroline Bruce, who was ninth in the 200 meter breast at the 2004 Games, made a fabulous collegiate debut at Hawaii (10/23) with three individual victories (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast, 200 yard IM) in the meet and picked up a fourth by swimming the breaststroke leg of Stanford's victorious 200 yard medley relay squad • Recorded the only NCAA 'A' qualifying mark in the Hawaii meet with her time of 1:02.00 in the 100 breast that ranks her as the No. 7 performer all-time at Stanford in the event • Her 2:14.77 mark in the 200 breast at Hawaii makes her the No. 8 all-time performer in the event for the Cardinal and was an NCAA 'B' qualifying time • Added a NCAA 'B' qualifier with a mark of 2:02.47 in her 200 IM victory at Hawaii • Also swam the breaststroke leg on Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay squad (28.40/1:43.77) at Hawaii
• Lauren Costella was a winner at Hawaii (10/23) in the 1000 yard free with a time of 10:02.84
• Dana Kirk, the ninth-place finisher in the 100 meter fly at the 2004 Olympics, swept the 100 and 200 yard fly at Hawaii (10/23) with respective NCAA 'B' marks of 54.81 and 2:00.63 • Also swam the butterfly leg of Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay squad (24.95/1:43.77) at Hawaii
• Desiree Stahley picked up her the first individual victory of her collegiate career at Hawaii (10/23) with an NCAA 'B' time of 4:53.15 in the 500 yard free• Amy Wagner returned to the pool competitively for the first time since the 2002-03 campaign at Hawaii (10/23) after missing last year due to an injury and swam the leadoff backstroke leg on Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay team (27.10/1:43.77)

The diving team will take center stage at the Trojan Invite running Friday-Saturday, November 5-6. The swimmers will finish the fall portion of their schedule at the three-day Speedo Cup in Long Beach (Friday-Sunday, November 18-20). Both teams will resume action after the holidays with their final tune up before the start of Pac-10 action by hosting Pacific in a non-conference meet on Saturday, January 15, 2005.