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Men's Swimming & Diving

Cardinal Quiets Cats

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STANFORD, Calif. -- No. 5 Stanford improved to 3-0 on the season with a commanding 194-99 victory over No. 16 Arizona on Friday at the Avery Aquatic Center.

"I was particularly impressed with some of our guys who swam off events, and pleased with the quality of racing here today," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "This is a great week for us. To come back tomorrow and race again is terrific preparation, and our relay teams are starting to shape up for the postseason."

The Cardinal, which claimed all but two events on the day, started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay. Stanford's 'A' relay of Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry (1:27.37) was fastest.  

True Sweetser (8:58.54) then won the 1000-yard freestyle, followed by Johannes Calloni (9:06.16) in second and Liam Egan (9:08.14) in third. Grant Shoults (1:37.29) made it three in a row with a win in the 200-yard freestyle.

Stanford's quartet of Dudzinski (48.36), Benjamin Ho (49.44), Jack Walsh (49.76) and Andrew Liang (49.76) claimed the top four spots in the 100-yard backstroke. Brennan Pastorek (55.61) beat out Matt Anderson (56.36) in the 100-yard breaststroke before Abrahm DeVine (1:46.81) led Stanford with second place in the 200-yard butterfly.

In the final event before the first break, Alberto Mestre (20.38) out-touched Sam Perry (20.49) for the win in the 50-yard freestyle.

After the break, DeVine (43.77) won the 100-yard freestyle with Mestre (45.32) in third place. Benjamin Ho (1:47.06) kept the wins coming in the 200-yard backstroke, while Walsh (1:48.02) was next fastest in third place.

Stanford's dominance in the distance events continued in the 500-yard freestyle, with Egan (4:23.28) beating Shoults (4:23.64) for the win. Sweetser (4:26.97) was not far behind in third place.

Andrew Liang (47.58) won the 100-yard butterfly with brother Alex Liang (48.99) in third place and Brad Zdroik (49.35) in fourth. Curtis Ogren (1:50.58) was Stanford's fastest swimmer in the 200-yard individual medley, followed closely by Jack Walsh (1:51.72) in third.

In the final swim of the meet, Mestre, DeVine, Perry and Cole Cogswell (2:57.48) won the 400-yard freestyle relay, giving Stanford its 14th win in 16 events.

On the diving side of the competition, Ted Miclau (314.33) won the 1-meter while teammate and Pac-12 Diver of the Week Tarek Abdelghany (304.95) was the runner-up. Abdelghany (389.10) won the second event of the day, the 3-meter springboard, while Miclau (288.90) was third.

Stanford returns to action tomorrow when it plays host to No. 10 Arizona State in the penultimate home dual meet of the season. The meet will stream on Stanford men's swimming and diving's Facebook page with live statistics available at