Big Day For No. 1 Stanford's Relays Thursday At Texas Invitational

Nov. 30, 2006

Austin, Texas - No. 1 Stanford swept the 200 free and 400 medley relays to highlight the squad's first day of at the Texas Invitational on Thursday. The Cardinal set a school record in the 200 free relay when a team of Julia Smit, Madeline Rovira, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy and Brooke Bishop clocked in with a time of 1:30.01 to nip the previous Stanford record set in 1999 by .04 seconds. Smit, Caroline Bruce, Elaine Breeden and Bishop then closed out the meet with a time of 3:35.00 to win the 400 medley relay.

Both of Stanford's winning relay teams met the NCAA `A' standard, which automatically qualifies Stanford for the two relay events at the 2007 NCAA Championships.

'The two relay wins were right in line with our goals for this meet,' said Stanford head coach Lea Maurer. 'Getting those NCAA `A' cuts in the two relays today is what we were aiming for.'

A full recap will follow.

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