Men's Swimming & Diving

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STOCKTON, Calif. – The Stanford men's swimming and diving team opened its 2016-17 season on Saturday at the Pacific Invitational, hosted by the University of the Pacific.

"Today was a really nice mix of events for our first day of the season," said Goldman Family Director of Swimming Ted Knapp. "It was a great road trip for the team and we are very excited about how our freshmen raced."

The day started with the 400-yard medley relay. Stanford's A-squad of Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Spencer DeShon (3:19.34) took second, while Stanford's B-team of Patrick Conaton, Hank Poppe, Sam Perry and James Murphy (3:22.44) placed sixth.

Stanford took four of the top spots in the 200-yard butterfly, with Jimmy Yoder (1:48.09) second, Abrahm DeVine (1:48.82) third, William Macmillan (1:48.97) fourth and Tom Kremer (1:50.50) fifth.

Perry, the reigning Pac-12 100-yard freestyle champion, won the event with a time of 44.15. Murphy (45.33) finished third, Spencer DeShon (45.43) took sixth while Andrew Liang (45.63) was eighth.

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Maxwell Williamson (2:01.12) won the 200-yard breaststroke, with Anderson (2:02.57) finishing fifth.

Stanford swept the top five spots in the 500-yard freestyle, led by True Sweetser (4:21.84), who finished nearly seven seconds ahead of the field. DeVine (4:28.81), Liam Egan (4:30.20), Kremer (4:30.60) and Murphy (4:30.98) rounded out the top five.

Perry (48.68) added a runner-up finish in the 100-yard butterfly, while Liang (48.79), Brad Zdroik (49.68) and Yoder (50.03) finished third, sixth and eighth, respectively.

Stanford filled out five of the top eight in the 200-yard individual medley – Abrahm DeVine (1:48.15) took the top spot with Williamson (1:49:89) third, Curtis Ogren (1:50.39) fourth, Kremer (1:50.99) sixth and Justin Buck (1:53.23) eighth.

Stanford's team of Perry, Dudzinski, Zdroik and Yoder (1:23.25) finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay while DeShon, Cole Cogswell, Benjamin Ho and Hank Poppe (1:24.18) were sixth.

Sweetser (15:03.04) won the final event of the meet, the 1,650-yard freestyle, with Liam Egan (15:26.99) in second.

Despite only competing on the second day of the two-day event, Stanford's 578-point total was good for third place behind Denver and Air Force.

Stanford returns to action Nov. 12 when it hosts California in a triple distance meet at Avery Aquatics Center. The meet will begin at 2 p.m. PT with live stats and a live stream available at