Freshman Trio Stakes Stanford To Lead After Opening Day Of Speedo Cup

Nov. 18, 2004

Long Beach, Calif. - The freshman trio of Caroline Bruce, Brooke Bishop and Elizabeth Durot staked Stanford to a lead after the opening day of the short-course yards 2004 Speedo Cup being hosted by UC Irvine at the Belmont Plaza Pool. Stanford scored 499.5 points in the five events contested on the first of three days competition Thursday to post a comfortable lead over its closest competition in Oregon State, which tallied 336 points. Bruce (200 IM) and Bishop (50 free) winners in individual events, while Durot (500 free) and Laura Davis (200 IM) both had second-place individual showings. Bishop and Bruce also swam the first two legs (back, breast) of Stanford's winning 400 medley relay squad with Dana Kirk (fly) and Lacey Boutwell (free) bringing the victory home.

The 2004 Speedo Cup will continue on Friday and Saturday with prelims slated to begin each day at 8:30 am, PST, and the finals session starting at 6:00 pm. Stanford is scheduled only to compete through Saturday's prelim round.

A full recap will follow.