Men's Swimming & Diving

Two Winners on Day Two

AUSTIN, Texas – Grant Shoults and Abrahm DeVine each posted wins for the Stanford men's swimming and diving team on Day Two of the Texas Invitational on Thursday.

Stanford had four of the top six finishers in the 500 free. Shoults hit the wall with an NCAA 'A' qualifying time of 4:11.34, while teammate Liam Egan was the next to touch at 4:14.03. Johannes Calloni placed fifth at 4:16.60 and True Sweetser was sixth with a time of 4:16.82.  

Devine's career-best finish of 1:41.99 ranks No. 3 all-time at Stanford in the 200 individual medley. The only other two Cardinal to break 1:42 in the event are NCAA record holder David Nolan (1:39.38) in 2015 and Austin Staab (1:41.57) in 2011.

Alex Liang (1:45.21) was fifth in the event, and Ben Ho was eighth (1:46.67). Brennan Pastore won the B final at 1:44.99, Jack Walsh (1:46.57) was 13th overall and Will Macmillan (1:46.04) was 17th. All six were NCAA B qualifying marks.

Sam Perry was seventh in the 50 free with a finish of 19.68, and Alberto Mestre was seventh in the B final at 19.97.

In the relays, Stanford earned a pair of third-place finishes. The combo of Perry, Andrew Liang, Brad Zdroik and Mestre earned an NCAA 'B' qualifying time of 1:18.07 in the 200 free relay, while Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Perry finished the 400 medley in 3:07.65.

Stanford resumes competition in Austin on Friday with prelims at 8 a.m. PT, and finals beginning at 4 p.m. PT.