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Cardinal Tops Wildcats

Jan 22, 2022

STANFORD, Calif - The Cardinal earned their second Pac-12 win in as many days, taking down Arizona by a score of 170 to 101, a day after defeating Arizona State. Stanford claimed 13 event victories on the day, including a sweep of the top three spots in five events. 

Stanford moves to 5-0 on the season, and 3-0 in Pac-12 dual meets.

The meet started with an event win for the Cardinal in the 200-yard medley relay, as Shane Blinkman, Jon cook, Ethan Hu, and Leon MaAlister combined for a 1:28.50 time. 

Leon MacAlister showed his versatility on Saturday, earning multiple event wins in freestyle after swimming backstroke events on Friday. The sophomore took first place in the 200-yard free clocking a time of 1:36.20 and the 50-yard free with a time of 20.24.

Ron Polonsky, Aaron Sequeira, and Shane Blinkman combined for the top three spots in the 100-yard back. Polonsky led the way with a time of 47.62. The freshman also claimed the top spot in the 400-yard individual medley, earning a time of 3:51.41.

The Cardinal continued it's dominance into the breastroke events as Jon Cook claimed first place in the 100-yard event, with a 54.35. Hayden Zheng took second with a 56.05, and Ethan Dang set a season-best time of 53.01 while racing in the exhibition. in the 200-yard breast, Danile Roy, Ron Polonsky, Ethan Dang, and Hayden Zheng took the top four spots, led by Roy's time of 1:55.63.

Stanford found success in the 200-yard fly as well, as Preston Forst, Jonny Affeld, and Alex Liang claimed first, second, and third. Forst led the way with a time of 1:45.86. Preston Forst also claimed the victory in the 100-yard fly, with a time of 47.95.

Luke Maurer, Neel Roy, Avery Voss, and William Tarvestad swept the 100-yard free, claiming the top four spots in the event. Maurer's time of 44.48 paced the group, while all four swimmers finished under 45.50.

Aaron Sequeira nabbed the individual vicotry in the 200-yard back with a time of 1:46.12. Alex Boratto took third in the event, coming in at 1:47.27.

Stanford finished the meet with an impressive showing on the 200-yard free relay, as all four Cardinal relays finished under 1:23.50.

Stanford is back in action on February 5 at USC for the fourth Pac-12 meet of the season.