No. 3 Men's Swimming Downs Washington, 132-82

Nov. 3, 2007

The No. 3 Stanford men's swimming team defeated Washington this morning by a score of 123 to 82 at the Avery Aquatic Center. The Cardinal took first place in seven of the 11 events contested in the meet, improving its record to 2-0, 1-0 Pac-10.

'It's obvious we have some improvements to make, but we still have time to work on things,' said associate head coach Ted Knapp.

In the 400 medley relay, the Stanford 'A' team of Eugene Godsoe, Paul Kornfeld, Austin Staab, and Jason Dunford captured first place in a time of 3:20.52. The Stanford 'B' team of Nate Cass, John Criste, BJ Johnson and Jake Allen posted a second place finish with a time of 3:27.29. Washington 'A' scored two points with a third place finish as they swam to a total time of 3:27.51.

Noa Sakamoto of Stanford grabbed the narrow victory in the 1000 free as he posted a time of 9:17.15 to edge Washington's Scott Spansail who finished second in 9:17.72. Scotty Korotkin of Stanford rounded out the top three with a final time of 9:36.08.

The 200 free saw Phillip Morrison of Stanford claim the top spot as he touched the wall in 1:40.90, followed by Washington's David Bai in 1:41.55. Cardinal Andrew Trepp posted a third place finish as he swam to a time of 1;41.69.

Washington posted its first individual victory in the 50 free as Ivan Perhat recorded a time of 20.80. Stanford's Jake Allen posted a second place finish with his time of 21.57, followed by Brenton Dowdy of Washington in third place with a time of 21.59.

In the 400 IM it was Nate Cass capturing another first place finish for Stanford in 4:00.89, while teammate Josh Charin-Aker followed right behind in second touching the wall in 4:01.67. Henry Hudson earned a third place finish for Washington with a time of 4:02.31.

Andre Blyth of Washington was able to claim the top spot in the 200 fly as he recorded a time of 1:50.68. Stanford's David Mosko followed in second place as he recorded a time of 1:51.47, while Erez Fern of Washington rounded out the top three in 1:54.11.

For the second straight event it was Washington touching the wall first in the 100 free as Ivan Perhat stopped the clock at 45.12. Austin Staab of Stanford earned a second place finish in the event as he posted a time of 46.11, followed by Washington's Evan Bernier in third with a 46.32.

Stanford captured the top two spots in the 200 back as Eugene Godsoe led the charge in a time of 1:47.65, followed by teammate Nate Cass who finished second in 1:50.85. Jonathan Banker of Washington swam to a third place finish with a time of 1:51.98.

The 500 free saw Washington's Scott Spansail touch the wall first as he posted a winning time of 4:31.03. Stanford's Phillip Morrison (4:37.89) and David Mosko (4:38.04) finished second and third, respectively.

The Cardinal dominated the 200 breast, sweeping the top four spots. Paul Kornfeld was the first of the Stanford contingent to finish with a time of 2:03.71, followed by Paul Zaich in second with a 2:04.73. John Criste posted a third place finish with a time of 2:05.22, followed by teammate Chris Ash who posted a time of 2:06.83.

Stanford earned a victory in the final event of the meet, the 200 free relay, as the Cardinal 'A' team of Jason Dunford, Austin Staab, Dan Priestley, and Eugene Godsoe swam to a time of 1:22.32 to earn eleven team points. Washington 'A' finished in second with a time of 1:22.54, while the Stanford 'B' team rounded out the top three in a time of 1:24.73.

Stanford men's swimming returns to action on Wednesday, November 7 as they host California at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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