Stanford Rains on Sun Devils
Jan. 25, 2008
Swimming in the driving rain, Stanford held strong to easily defeat Arizona State, 140-97 in Pac-10 dual meet action, Friday afternoon at the Avery Aquatics Center. Stanford swept the top three finishes in four different races en route to the win.
Stanford got the meet off to a strong start when their `A' relay team made up of Eugene Godsoe, John Criste, Austin Staab, and Jason Dunford won the 400 medley relay in a time of 3:16.84. Right behind them was Stanford's `B' team, which finished second with a time of 3:20.24.
In the 200 yard freestyle, Daniel Beal won the event with a time of 1:35.29, just two tenths off the NCAA automatic qualifier, but a time that lowered his NCAA provisional season best.
Also winning events for the Cardinal were Jason Dunford who took home the 50 freestyle in a time of 20.21 seconds and Cass who won the 200 IM with a time of 1:48.88.
One of the stronger swims of the afternoon came from John Criste who swam a time of 1:57.59 in the 200 breastroke as an exhibition swimmer. The time was just five tenths off an automatic NCAA qualifier and season best for Criste.
Arizona State was led by the December Pac-10 swimmer of the month, CJ Nuess who won both the 500 freestyle in 4:29.88 and the 1000 freestyle in 9:19.67. The Sun Devils also swept the diving competitions when Michele Benedetti won the one-meter with 381.00 points and the three-meter with 425.10 points.
Stanford will be right back in the pool tomorrow when they face the University of Arizona in a dual meet at 12:00 p.m. The meet will be in conjunction with the women's meet as the two will alternate events. The dual meet will be a matchup of the #2 ranked Cardinal and the #3 ranked Wildcats in a battle for Pac-10 supremacy.
FINAL TEAM SCORE
ARIZONA STATE 97
Event 2 - 1000 Free
CJ Nuess (Arizona State) 9:19.67
Event 3 - 200 Free
Daniel Beal (Stanford) 1:35.29
Event 4 - 50 Free
Jason Dunford (Stanford) 20.21
Event 5 - 200 IM
Nate Cass (Stanford) 1:48.88
Event 6 - 1-Meter Diving
Michele Benedetti (Arizona State) 381.00
Event 7 - 200 Fly
David Mosko (Stanford) 1:47.91
Event 8 - 100 Free
Austin Staab (Stanford) 45.25
Event 9 - 200 Back
Eugene Godson (Stanford) 1:48.12
Event 10 - 500 Free
CJ Nuess (Arizona State) 4:29.88
Event 11 - 3-Meter Diving
Michele Benedetti (Arizona State) 425.10
Event 12 - 200 Breast
Collin Gladys (Arizona State) 2:06.30
Event 13 - 400 Free Relay
Arizona State (Sean Boyle, Steve Neuwert, Mohammed Madwa, Vincius Waked) 3:04.51