Men's Swimming & Diving

DeVine Splendid for Title

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MINNEAPOLIS - Junior Abrahm DeVine won the 400-yard individual medley Friday at the NCAA Championships, going 3:35.29 in front of an electric crowd at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

The school-record performance was the third-fastest time in history.

"Abe was laser focused on what he needed to do more of, but also less of, as we went through the championship season," said Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "His race played out perfectly with a well-executed race plan and plenty of grit."

DeVine became Stanford's 147th individual national champion and the first since David Nolan in 2015. His title was the first by any Cardinal in the 400 IM since Tom Wilkens in 1998.

DeVine, who was fourth one day earlier in the 200-yard individual medley, will conclude the four-day national finale Saturday along with the top-ranked Cardinal. Stanford (165 points) currently is seventh in the team standings, with Indiana (325), Texas (306) and Cal (291.5) leading the field.

Curtis Ogren clocked in at 3:41.53 for 13th in the 400 IM, and Andrew Liang (45.29) was 11th in the 100-yard butterfly as the pair earned All-America honorable mention nods.

Brennan Pastore (52.68) earned the same distinction in the 100-yard breaststroke with a 13th-place showing.

After Ryan Dudzinski (46.25) took 16th in the 100-yard backstroke, he joined the 200-yard medley relay quartet to go 1:23.72 for 10th. Matt Anderson, Andrew Liang and Sam Perry had a hand in the effort.

Stanford returns to action tomorrow for the final day of competition in the 2017-18 season. Preliminaries start at 8 a.m. PT and include the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestyle relay and platform diving. 

At approximately 2 p.m., the 1,650-yard freestyle will start with the final heat leading off the 4 p.m. finals session. 

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