Stanford Women's Divers To Compete At Trojan Invite This Friday-Saturday

Nov. 3, 2004

Divers from the No. 4 Stanford (1-1) women's swimming and diving team will compete at the Trojan Invite this Friday-Saturday, November 5-6. The 1-meter competition will be held on Friday beginning at 11:00 am, PDT. Saturday's action starts with the 3-meter event at 10:00 am, followed by the platform at 2:00 pm. The divers are competing for the third consecutive weekend in what will be their final competition of their fall season.

Stanford's swimmers will conclude their portion of the 2004-05 fall schedule at the Speedo Cup in Long Beach, a three-day meet running Thursday-Saturday, November 18-20. Both teams resume their respective seasons by hosting Pacific in a non-conference meet at the Avery Aquatic Center on Saturday, January 15, 2005.

Stanford is 1-1 after the first two meets of its 2004-05 campaign. The Cardinal opened its season-opening a 180-120 win at No. 22 Hawaii in a short-course yards on October 23 before falling 197-156 to No. 6 Texas in Austin in a two-day dual meet October 29-30. The 2004-05 Cardinal features three 2004 Olympians in Caroline Bruce, Kristen Caverly and Dana Kirk, as well as 14 All-Americans and 23 letterwinners on its 32-member roster.

at Texas 197, Stanford 156 (October 29-30, 2004) ... No. 6 Texas posted a 197-156 victory over No. 4 Stanford despite four individual victories by Cardinal freshman Caroline Bruce over the two-day short-course yards meet. No. 13 USC also participated in the meet but the competition between the Cardinal and the Women of Troy was non-scoring. Texas posted a 230-123 victory in its scoring versus USC. Stanford actually won eight of the 18 events contested in the meet led by Bruce, who swept both breaststroke (100, 200) and individual medley (200, 400) events. In the 100 breast, she recorded an NCAA 'A' mark and season-best time of 1:01.70 that places her fifth on Stanford's all-time list of performers in the event. She picked up another NCAA 'A' mark in the 200 breast with a time of 2:12.28 that also places her fifth on Stanford's all-time list of performers in the event. Other individual winners for the Cardinal included Brooke Bishop (50 free), Lauren Costella (1650 free), Cassidy Krug (3-meter diving) and Desiree Stahley (500 free). Stanford swam the meet without two of its top swimmers in Dana Kirk (aggravated back) and Amy Wagner (illness), while another of its top swimmers in Kristen Caverly swam in only two events before sitting out the remainder of the meet when a back injury flaired up.

Stanford 180, at Hawaii 120 (October 23, 2004) ... Caroline Bruce led No. 4 Stanford to a 180-120 victory in a short-course yards meet at No. 22 Hawaii with three individual victories (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM), while Dana Kirk (100 fly, 200 fly) won two individual events. Both were also members of Stanford's winning 200 medley relay. Lacey Boutwell (200 free), Lauren Costella (1000 free) and Desiree Stahley (500 free) added one victory each. 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 Stanford's winning 200 meter medley relay with the backstroke leg. Brooke Bishop brought the Cardinal home with the freestyle leg. Bruce recorded the only NCAA 'A' qualifying standard of the meet, hitting the mark exactly with a time of 1:02.00 in her 100 breast win. Stahley's victory was the first individual win of her collegiate career.

• Stanford has won 28 of its last 33 dual meets overall despite falling at No. 6 Texas October 29-30

• Brooke Bishop
Wins 2 - Individual 1, Relay 1
NCAA 'B' Qualifying Marks - 50 free, 23.46, at Texas/vs. USC (10/30)

Picked up the second victory of her collegiate career (first individual) with an NCAA 'B' mark of 23.46 in the 50 free at Texas/vs. USC (10/30) • 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 • 50 meter free winner at the 2004 Summer Senior Nationals

• Lacey Boutwell
Wins 1 - Individual 1
NCAA 'A' Qualifying Marks - 100 free, 51.05, at Hawaii (10/23); 200 free, 1:48.95, at Hawaii (10/23)

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 of 1:48.95 • Also recorded an NCAA 'B' mark at Hawaii with a second-place finish in the 100 yard free (51.05)

• Caroline Bruce
Wins 8 - Individual 7, Relays 1
NCAA 'A' Qualifying Marks - 100 breast, 1:01.70 (at Texas/vs. USC, 10/30); 200 breast, 2:12.28 (at Texas/vs. USC, 10/29)NCAA 'B' Qualifying Marks - 200 IM, 2:02.28 (at Texas/vs. USC, 10/30 ... at Hawaii, 10/23); 400 IM, 4:16.92 (at Texas/vs. USC, 10/29)All-Time Stanford Performers List - 100 breast, No. 5 (1:01.70, 2004); 200 breast, No. 5 (2:12.28, 2004)

Off to a tremendous start in the first two meets of her collegiate career, winning eight events (seven individual, one relay) • Victorious in four individual events (100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 400 IM) at Texas/vs. USC (10/29 - 10/30), recording NCAA 'A' times in both the 100 (1:01.70) and 200 (2:12.28) breast • Made a fabulous collegiate debut at Hawaii (10/23) with three individual victories (100 yard breast, 200 yard breast, 200 yard IM) and a fourth by swimming the breaststroke leg of Stanford's victorious 200 yard medley relay squad • Also won the 200 IM and swam the breaststroke leg on Stanford's winning 200 yard medley relay squad (28.40/1:43.77) at Hawaii • Ninth in the 200 meter breast the 2004 Olympic Games