Men's Swimming & Diving

Weekend Sweep

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STANFORD, Calif. – No. 5 Stanford completed a weekend sweep of the Arizona schools with a 184-101 win over No. 10 Arizona State on Saturday at the Avery Aquatic Center.

"We had some guys swim significantly better than yesterday and we're always happy to see improvement," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "I was particularly impressed with our breaststrokers and distance swimmers, and our relays are starting to shape up for the postseason."

The Cardinal (4-0, 3-0 Pac-12) picked up where it left off on Friday, winning the 200-yard medley relay to start the meet. Ryan Dudzinski, Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry (1:27.35) improved their time from Friday, with Abrahm DeVine, Brennan Pastorek, Brad Zdroik and Alberto Mestre (1:28.57) finishing third.

True Sweetser (8:59.54) led the way in the 1,000-yard freestyle, with Johannes Calloni (9:07.93) in second. Grant Shoults (1:36.46) then won the 200-yard freestyle with Liam Egan (1:37.78) placing second.

The Sun Devils (2-4, 1-3 Pac-12) claimed their first win of the day in the 100-yard backstroke with DeVine (47.52) and Dudzinski (47.63) finishing second and third, respectively. Arizona State made it two in a row, with Christian Lorenz (54.84) edging Anderson (55.05), Pastorek (55.08) and Hank Poppe (55.42).

Zdroik (1:46.82) won the 200-yard butterfly, beating teammate Alex Liang (1:47.19) for the top time. Arizona State's Cameron Craig (20.17) narrowly beat Perry (20.27) and Mestre (20.32) in the 50-yard freestyle before the first break of the day.

After the break, Perry (44.28) finished second in the 100-yard freestyle with Cole Cogswell (44.98) scoring points in fourth place. DeVine (1:45.74) then finished second in the 200-yard backstroke, followed by Calloni (1:46.91) in third place.

Pastorek (1:59.38) won the 200-yard breaststroke while Anderson (2:00.60) completed the podium in third place before Stanford's distance group dominated the 500-yard freestyle.

Shoults (4:19.61) swam fastest, followed by Sweetser (4:25.04), Egan (4:26.10) and James Murphy (4:27.22) for the four fastest times in the field. Andrew Liang (47.06) won the 100-yard butterfly, giving Stanford a comfortable lead heading into the final break.

The Cardinal swept the 400-yard individual medley, led by DeVine (3:52.54). Alex Liang (3:54.00) and Ogren (3:55.73) rounded out the podium in the final individual swim of the meet.
Stanford's team of Mestre, Perry, Andrew Liang and Cogswell (1:19.73) finished the meet on a high note, winning the 200-yard freestyle relay.

In the diving portion of the competition, Pac-12 Diver of the Week Tarek Abdelghany (334.28) earned a runner-up finish in the 1-meter springboard with teammate Ted Miclau (316.73) in third. Abdelghany finished the weekend by winning the 3-meter with a score of 383.70, while Miclau (360.83) was third.

"We're hoping we can build off of these strong showings, and we're looking forward to hitting the road next month to face a quality USC team before our meet against Cal," said Knapp.

Stanford returns to action on Feb. 3 when it travels to face USC in Los Angeles for the penultimate dual meet of the season. The Cardinal wraps up the regular season on Feb. 17 when it hosts California on Senior Day.