Stanford Takes Early Lead After First Day at Pac-10 Championships
Feb. 21, 2007
Federal Way, Wash. - In Stanford's quest to take its 26th straight conference title, the Cardinal took an early lead after the first day of competition at the 2007 Pac-10 Championships with 74 points. Only 2 points separate the first and second place team, as Arizona is in second with 72 points, Cal is in third with 66 points, USC is in fourth (60) and ASU is in fifth (56).
Starting off this evening's action was the 200 medley relay with Stanford's senior Hongzhe Sun, sophomore Paul Kornfeld, sophomore Jason Dunford and senior Ben Wildman-Tobriner finished first with a time of 1:26.07. Cal's sophomore David Russell, junior Richard Hunter, junior Jernej Godec and junior William Copeland finished second (1:26.73), while Arizona's junior Albert Subirats, junior Ivan Barnes, sophomore Nicolas Nilo and freshman Jordan Smith finished third (1:27.08).
Arizona won the 800 free relay to finish the night's events, as senior Adam Ritter, Nilo, freshman Jean Basson and junior Darian Townsend finished with a time of 6:20.08. Stanford's senior Andy Grant, junior Danny Beal, sophomore Phillip Morrison and senior Shaun Phillips finished second (6:21.47) and Cal's freshman Nathan Adrian, senior Daniel Lysaught, junior Dominik Meightry and junior Louis Vayo came in third.
The meet will continue Thursday, Feb. 22 at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center. Prelims will begin at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will start at 6 p.m.
Revised Team Scores after Day One of Pac-10 Championships
Revised team scores after the first two events of the 2007 Pac-10 Men's Swimming and Diving Championships are:
Men - Team Scores Place School Points ====================================== 1 STAN 74 2 ARIZ 72 3 CAL 66 4 USC 60 5 ASU 56
Day two preliminary action will begin today at 11 a.m. (PST) and finals will start at 6 p.m.
200 Individual Medley
1-meter diving (already completed)
200 Free Relay