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Men's Swimming & Diving

Liang Claims 400 IM

AUSTIN, Texas – A win by Alex Liang in the 400-yard individual medley highlighted Stanford's evening session on Friday night at the Texas Hall of Fame Invitational.

"Tonight started and ended with times we absolutely needed for the NCAA Championship meet," said the Goldman Family Director of Men's Swimming Ted Knapp. "A few more solid swims tomorrow will go a long way for the postseason," 

Laing (3:42.90) dropped over four seconds from his morning swim to win the A-final by nearly three seconds. Daniel Roy (3:50.14) was Stanford's second-fastest swimmer in the event, Stanford's second individual win of the week.

Brad Zdroik (46.36) dropped time in the 100-yard butterfly to finish seventh, as did James Murphy (1:34.67) in the 200-yard freestyle with seventh place.

Matt Anderson (52.16) led the way in the 100-yard breaststroke, dropping time to finish third. Hank Poppe (53.17) followed him up in fifth place and Brennan Pastorek (53.55) also earned a spot in the A-final, placing seventh.

Ryan Dudzinski (47.46) placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke with Patrick Conaton (46.85) winning the B-final. In the final event of the night, the 200-yard medley relay, Stanford's team of Conaton, Anderson, Abrahm DeVine and Cole Cogswell placed third.

Stanford's fall season concludes on Saturday with Day 4 of the Texas Invitational. The morning session, which starts at 8 a.m. PT, includes the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly and most 1,650-yard freestyle heats. The evening session, which starts at 4 p.m., begins with the final heat of the 1,650 free with the 400-yard freestyle relay the meet's final event. The evening finals session will air on Longhorn Network with live results available at