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Strong Finish

Nov 20, 2021

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Stanford women's swimming and diving concluded the final day of the NC State/GAC Invite with 13 NCAA standards, Saturday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.

Regan Smith paced the Cardinal with victories in the 200 back and the 200 fly. Smith opened the evening session with a 1:48.91 showing in the 200 back to move to third on the school record book. She was followed by Lucie Nordmann (1:51.16) and Taylor Ruck (1:52.09) in second and fourth, respectively. Alex Crisera was seventh in 1:54.81.

In the 200 free, Stanford went 1-2-4, led again by Smith, the freshmen duo of Smith (1:52.48) and Lillie Nordmann (1:54.3) finished first and second, with the former moving to fourth on the school record book in the event.

Brooke Forde finished fourth in the event in 1:57.09. Both of Smith's marks were NCAA A standards.

Freshman Aurora Roghair won the 1,650 free in 16:10.55. Morgan Tankersley was sixth in 16:41.45. Roghair set a provisional standard.

Stanford again flexed its depth with four swimmers reaching the 'A' final of the 100 free – led by a 1-2 finish from Torri Huske and Emma Wheal. Huske dropped a 47.39 to move to 10th on the school record book in the event, while Wheal went 48.70.

Wheal, Ruck, Huske and freshman Anna Shaw set an NCAA 'A' standard with a 2:10.72 in the 400 free relay to close out the meet. Huske closed in 46.27 to pass NC State and give Stanford a 1.4 second victory.

The Cardinal finished second to the host Wolf Pack – who are ranked third nationally – 1,990.50 to 1,722. Stanford finished ahead of No. 18 North Carolina, No. 20 Arizona State and No. 22 Duke.

AUSTIN, Texas – Stanford closed out the Texas Diving Invitational with a 7-8-9 finish on the platform.

Freshman Lauren Burch led the way with a seventh place finish and a score of 246.20. She was followed by Julia Wortman (243.45) and Daria Lenz (238.70).

This concludes the fall season for the Cardinal. Stanford will return to action for the new year with a diving dual against Harvard on Jan. 12.