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Men's Swimming & Diving

Saturday Sweep

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TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 7 Stanford capped a convincing road trip to Arizona with a 176.5-121.5 win at No. 15 Arizona State on Saturday at the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center.
The Cardinal, represented by Abrahm DeVine, Matt Anderson, Brad Zdroik and Cole Cogswell (1:26.64), finished runner-up in the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay.

Stanford's distance freestyle group flexed its muscle in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a one-two-three finish, led by James Murphy (9:08.19) with True Sweetser (9:14.44) in second and Matthew Hirschbherger (9:14.85) in third.

Jack Levant (1:36.14) won the 200-yard freestyle by over 1.5 seconds, followed by a second-place finish by Patrick Conaton (48.01) in the 100-yard backstroke.

Stanford claimed the top four spots in the 100-yard breaststroke, led by Anderson (54.29). Hank Poppe (55.62), Brennan Pastorek (55.28) and Daniel Roy (55.45) completed the top-four sweep. Alex Liang (1:47.50) and Will Macmillan (1:47.78) finished one-two in the 200-yard butterfly and Zdroik (20.19) was Stanford's fastest swimmer in the 50-yard freestyle before the first break.

Mason Gonzalez (44.89) led Stanford in the 100-yard freestyle with third place before Patrick Conaton (1:44.08) finished runner-up in the 200-yard backstroke. Stanford dominated the second breaststroke event of the day, the 200-yard breaststroke, with Roy (1:58.05) winning by nearly three seconds. Pastorek (2:00.88) and Anderson (2:01.14) rounded out the All-Stanford podium.

Stanford made it two podium sweeps in a row with another strong showing in the 500-yard freestyle. Sweetser (4:25.16) led the way followed by Murphy (4:26.01) and Hirschberger (4:29.12) before Zdroik (47.32) won the 100-yard butterfly.

Stanford took the top four spots in the final individual event, the 400-yard individual medley. DeVine (3:53.23) beat out Liang (3:45.44), Calloni (3:56.90) and Roy (3:58.24). Stanford's team of Levant, Zdroik, Cogswell and Gonzalez (2:56.71) wrapped up the meet with a second-place finish in the 400-yard free relay.

On the diving side of the competition, Pac-12 Diver of the Week Conor Casey (390.00) captured the 1-meter springboard and finished second on the 3-meter with 383.55. Noah Vigran finished third on the 1-meter (316.20) and fourth on the 3-meter (320.93).

"The guys have really handled this stretch of competition well, competing in the UCLA Invitational last week and two more road meets this week," said diving coach Patrick Jeffrey. "This is great experience for them as we near the postseason."

On Friday, Stanford earned a 178-115 win over No. 13 Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. The Cardinal returns to action on Feb. 9 when it hosts USC at Noon. Live streaming and live results will be available at Prior to the meet at Avery Aquatic Center, Stanford will honor its graduating student-athletes with Senior Day ceremonies.