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Battle in Berkeley

Nov 5, 2021

BERKELEY, Calif. - Stanford competed across the bay at Pac-12 rival California today in the Triple Distance Meet. 

The Triple Distance Meet requires both teams to swim three distances of one stroke, with individuals racing at 50, 100 and 200 yards in each event. Distance freestyle swimmers race the 200, 500 and 1,000 while individual medley specialists swim the 100, 200 and 400 IM. Both teams also compete in the 200 yard medley and freestyle relays.

Andrei Minakov took home the individual event title in the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.76. Minakov's effort secured an NCAA B standard time, the first qualifier of the season for the Cardinal.

Leon MacAlister swept the backstroke events, with times of 22.2, 47.29, and 1:44.09 in the 50, 100, and 200 backstroke respectively. MacAlister's times in the 100 and 200 backstrokes both secure him the NCAA B Standard qualifying mark.

Jonny Affeld, Rick Mihm, Preston Forst, and Luke Maurer also combined for a 200 freestyle relay win with a time of 1:20.69.

Preston Forst earned second place in each of his events other than the relay, clocking a 1:36.68  in the 200 freestyle, a 4:25.98 in the 500 freestyle, and a 9:14.53 in the 1000 freestyle.

Ethan Hu chipped in a second place in the 50 butterfly at 21.80 and a second place in the 100 with 47.96.

Ethan Dang added a second place in the 50 breaststroke at 25.22, another second in the 100 with 54.43, and a third place finish in the 200 with a time of 1:59.00

Hu and Dang combined with MacAlister and Minakov to take second overall in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:27.76.

Stanford will be back in action on November 18th in Greensboro, N.C. for the NC State/GAC Invite. The divers will head to Austin to take part in the Texas Invite that same weekend.