Men's Swimming & Diving

Stanford Stays in Sixth

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INDIANAPOLIS – No. 5 Stanford held onto sixth place on Friday at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium.

"The focus for tonight's session was to swim for your teammates, to race with them in mind," said Goldman Family Director of Swimming Ted Knapp. "We need to execute the same approach tomorrow morning and finish the meet strongly."

The day started with the 400-yard individual medley preliminary. Abrahm DeVine (3:39.44) earned a spot in the A-final, setting a program record in the process. Curtis Ogren (3:41.66) earned a second swim in the form of the B-final, qualifying with the 10th fastest time. Maxwell Williamson (3:44.09) finished prelims in 19th place.

DeVine was far from finished in the 400 IM, re-setting his own program record in the A-final with a 3:37.73 time, more than three seconds faster than any other Stanford swimmer in history. The swim earned him fifth place and first-team All-America honors. In the B-final, Curtis Ogren (3:44.97) earned an All-America honorable mention with 16th place.

Andrew Liang (45.80) was Stanford's fastest qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 13th and making the B-final. Brad Zdroik (46.55) finished 32nd in prelims. In the B-final, Liang (45.49) improved his time and set a new personal best en route to his first career individual All-America honorable mention.

In the 200-yard freestyle prelim, Tom Kremer (1:33.31) finished ninth for a spot in the B-final. Grant Shoults (1:33.81) was 18th, and was named an alternate for the B-final. Kremer swam the exact same time in the finals, earning an All-America honorable mention. It was the 20th All-America honor in Kremer's illustrious career on The Farm, and the fourth in 2017.

Matt Anderson (52.72) was Stanford's lone entrant in the 100-yard breaststroke, finishing 24th in prelims.

Ryan Dudzinski (45.87) finished 16th in the 100-yard backstroke prelim, earning the final spot in the B-final. Patrick Conaton (46.36) swam a season best, finishing 22nd. In the B-final, Dudzinski (46.17) picked up his first career individual All-America selection, earning an honorable mention in 16th place.

Stanford had three entrants in the 3-meter springboard prelim. Cameron Thatcher (359.60) led the Cardinal in 11th place, securing a place in the B-final. Bradley Christensen (326.95) finished 24th, while Ted Miclau (277.85) was 46th. In the B-final, Thatcher (374.70) improved his score in the finals, finishing seventh and 15th overall, earning his first All-America (HM) honor in the process.

Stanford's team of Dudzinski, Anderson, Liang and Perry (1:23.97) finished eighth in 200-yard medley relay prelims, securing a trip to the A-final. In the A-final, the same quartet improved its time (1:23.74) to pick up first-team All-America honors and finish seventh, gaining valuable points heading into Day 4.

2017 All-America Selections

Name (Class)Event(s)
Matt Anderson (So.)400 medley relay, 200 medley relay
Cole Cogswell (So.)200 free relay (HM)
*Spencer DeShon (Sr.)200 free relay (HM)
Abrahm DeVine (So.)*800 free relay, 200 IM (HM), 400 IM
Ryan Dudzinski (So.)400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 back (HM)
Liam Egan (Jr.)*800 free relay, 500 free (HM)
*Tom Kremer (Sr.)*800 free relay, 200 free relay (HM), 200 IM (HM), 200 free (HM)
Andrew Liang (Jr.)200 free relay (HM), 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 100 fly (HM)
Curtis Ogren (Jr.)400 IM (HM)
Sam Perry (Jr.)200 free relay (HM), 50 free (HM), 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay
Grant Shoults (Fr.)*800 free relay, *500 free
True Sweetser (Fr.)500 free (HM)
Cameron Thatcher (Fr.)3-meter (HM)

*Program-record time

With one day to go, the Cardinal (160) trails Texas (391.5), California (253), Florida (224.5), North Carolina State (196) and Indiana (189.5). The Cardinal sits ahead of USC (142.5), Georgia (141), Missouri (135.5) and Louisville (102.5).

Stanford returns to action tomorrow for the final day of the NCAA Championships. Prelims will begin at 7 a.m. PT, followed by the platform diving consolation final 15 minutes after the conclusion of the qualifying round. Prelim events include the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, platform diving and 400-yard freestyle relay.

Starting at approximately 12:45 p.m., the 1,650-yard freestyle will begin with early heats. The finals session, which begins at 3 p.m., will begin with the final heats of the 1,650 freestyle, followed by the 200 back, 100 free, 200 breast, 200 fly, platform and 400 free relay finals. Tomorrow's morning session will stream at the championship microsite, with the evening finals session set to air on ESPN3. Live results will be available at

Day 4 Notes

  • Grant Shoults, True Sweetser and Liam Egan will represent Stanford in the 1,650 free. Last season, Egan earned All-America honors in the mile with a 14th-place finish.
  • Sweetser (14:35.03), the Pac-12 mile champion, enters the event fifth on the psych sheet. Shoults (14:50.06) sits 17th, while Egan (14:53.07) is 21st. The trio finished 1-2-3 at the Pac-12 Championship.
  • Sweetser's top time sits second on Stanford's all-time list behind that of Chad La Tourette (14:24.35). Egan's top time in the event (14:44.85) sits fifth in program history.
  • Patrick Conaton (1:41.01) is Stanford's fastest qualifier in the 200-yard backstroke. Abrahm DeVine (1:41.72) and Ryan Dudzinski (1:44.45) join him in the field.
  • At the Pac-12 championships, Conaton finished fourth with DeVine in fifth. Dudzinski finished fourth in the B-final, good for 12th overall.
  • Sam Perry (42.24) owns the 13th fastest 100 free time in the field ahead of tomorrow. He finished second at the Pac-12 Championships after winning the event in 2016. Perry is the Cardinal's lone representative in the 100 free.
  • Matt Anderson (1:54.07) leads Stanford in the 200 breast, sitting 24th on the entry list. Maxwell Williamson (1:55.91) is also in the field.
  • At the Pac-12 Championships, Anderson (1:54.53) finished fifth in the 200 breast.
  • Jimmy Yoder (1:41.31) owns the eighth fastest 200 fly time in the nation entering the meet. Yoder (1:42.48) finished fourth at the Pac-12 Championships in the event.
  • Tom Kremer (1:42.96) will also swim the 200 fly – at the Pac-12 Championships, Kremer (1:42.96) finished fifth.