Men's Swimming Comes Out Strong On First Day Of Texas Invitational

Nov. 29, 2007

The No. 3 Stanford men's swimming team put together a strong showing on the first day of competition at the Texas Invitational. The Cardinal ended the day with 111.5 points and currently sit in fifth place. Texas holds the top spot with 250 points, while Arizona (248.5), and Longhorn Aquatics (144) round out the top three.

In the 100 fly, Austin Staab led the Cardinal charge as he earned a third place finish with an NCAA `A' cut time of 46.37, recording 16 team points. Jason Dunford turned in a solid swim as he finished with an NCAA `B' cut time of 47.40 for an eighth place finish in the event, earning 11 for his team.

The 500 free saw Andy Grant notch a fourth place finish in an NCAA `B' cut time of 4:21.60 (15 points), while Danny Beal (4:25.32) finished sixth in an NCAA `B' cut time as well to grab 13 points for Stanford. David Mosko swam to a time of 4:28.35 to grab an eighth place finish, earning 11 team points.

Nate Cass touched the wall for an 11th place finish in the 200 IM as he posted an NCAA `B' cut time of 1:47.36, while Josh Charnin-Aker (1:51.09), Scott Lathrope (1:51.65) finished in 22nd and 23rd place, respectively.

In the 50 free, it was Jason Dunford touching the wall first for the Cardinal as he earned a tie for seventh place and 11.5 points with an NCAA `B' cut time of 20.10. Staab stopped the clock at an NCAA `B' cut time of 20.09 to take tenth place, grabbing seven team points.

In the one-meter diving, Nate Kim performed very well to earn himself a second place finish with his score of 327.80 to tally 17 points for Stanford. Brent Eichenseer was close behind in fourth as he earned 304.5 points.

Stanford returns to action on Friday as they prepare for day two of the Texas Invitational.

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