Men's Swimming & Diving

Fall Season Wraps Up

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AUSTIN, Texas – Stanford finished its Fall season on a high note by claiming multiple NCAA qualifying times on Day 4 of the Texas Invitational at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.

"Based on the qualifying standard, we picked up 11 qualifiers for the NCAA championship meet this week," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "True Sweetser, Patrick Conaton, Matt Anderson and Andrew Liang thoroughly earned their cuts today, and we were very pleased with the 400-yard freestyle relay effort."

In the first swim of the evening session, Stanford once again showed its depth by putting three swimmers in the top five of the 1,650-yard freestyle. Sweetser (14:35.03) led the Cardinal in second place, followed by Liam Egan (14:53.07) in fourth and Grant Shoults (14:53.44) in fifth.

Patrick Conaton (1:41.60) followed it up with a second consecutive runner-up finish in the 200-yard backstroke. Jack Walsh (1:45.72) was third in the B-final, Benjamin Ho (1:45.96) took fifth and Abrahm DeVine (1:47.38) was eighth.

Sam Perry (42.55) paced the Cardinal in the 100-yard freestyle A-final, finishing second by just .31 seconds. Cole Cogswell (43.65) finished third in the B-final while shaving .41 seconds off his preliminary time.

Matt Anderson (1:55.26) and Maxwell Williamson (1:45.32) scored podium finishes in the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing second and third, respectively.

Jimmy Yoder (1:44.29) led Stanford in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing third. Shoults (1:48.79) finished eighth in the A-final, and Tom Kremer (1:45.17) dropped 1.69 seconds from his preliminary time to finish third in the B-final.

Stanford's team of Perry, Kremer, Cogswell and Conaton (2:52.70) placed third in the 400-yard freestyle relay, the final event of the meet.
Liang (45.93) also picked up an NCAA standard time in a 100-yard butterfly time trial.

Stanford returns to the pool Jan. 6 when it hosts Pacific at Avery Aquatics Center. The Cardinal's conference schedule will include a Jan. 20-21 trip to Arizona State and Arizona, followed by a home meet against USC on Feb. 4 and a visit to Cal on Feb. 18. The 2017 Pac-12 Men's Swimming Championships will be held March 1-4 in Federal Way, Washington.