Men's Swimming Tops Cal-State Bakersfield To Stay Unbeaten

Feb. 6, 2009

Complete Results

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford men's swimming (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) stayed undefeated on Friday afternoon with a 142-97 win over Cal-State Bakersfield. The Cardinal ignored the rainy conditions at the Avery Aquatic Center to sweep every event they competed in.

Stanford got off to a quick start by winning the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:29.75. The team of Eugene Godsoe, Nate Cass, Austin Staab and David Dunford easily outdistanced the field.

In the 1,000 free a trio of Stanford freshmen swept the top three places. Chad La Tourette won the event with a time of 9:12.57. He was followed closely by teammates Trevor Scheid (9:14.79) and Michael Zoldos (9:19.33).

Stanford swimmers captured the top nine places in the 200 free led by Phillip Morrison who finished with a time of 1:40.03.

In the closest race of the day, Geoff Cheah edged Lika Leskur of Cal-State Bakersfield in the 100 back. Cheah finished with a time of 51.69 to win the event by three hundredths of a second.

The next two event winners were John Criste in the 100 breast and Bobby Bollier in the 200 fly. Criste finished with a time of 56.24, while Bollier hit the wall in 1:48.80.

In the sprint free events, Jason Dunford captured the 50 free with a time of 20.17, while Austin Staab won the 100 free in 45.58. David Dunford finished second in both events.

The final two events where Stanford scored were the 200 back and the 200 breast. In the back, Cass edged Cheah to win the event in a time of 1:51.25. Paul Zaich captured the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.47.

Stanford concludes their home season Saturday, Feb. 7 when they host USC. The meet begins at 1 p.m., but will be preceded by a ceremony honoring the seniors who will be competing at the Avery Aquatic Center for the final time.

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