Stanford grad Smit back swimming on top of her game

Former Cardinal All-American ranks second among women on World Cup circuit

Julia Smit didn't have the most successful summer on the international swimming circuit, but the Stanford graduate apparently is making up for it.

The former All-American is in second place in the World Cup standings after the third international event of the fall season that saw her win three gold medals and take one silver during short-course competition in Singapore over the weekend.

Last year's NCAA Swimmer of the Year won gold in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter individual medleys and added a silver medal in the 200 back. In two events this past week, the New York native has earned eight medals -- four golds and four silvers -- for 30 points in the World Cup standings.

Stanford graduate Peter Marshall is in seventh place after three events on the men's side with 19 points. Marshall won his second straight 50 back, beating fellow Cardinal Randall Bal by two tenths of a second. Marshall also got his second straight silver medal in the 100 back. Overall Marshall has five medals.

Stanford grad Elaine Breeden picked up another gold medal in the 200 fly, beating China's Jie Gong by a half second. Breeden had three medals last week after a gold (200 fly) and silver (100 fly) in Beijing.

Bal has three medals this season, winning two silvers in the 50 back (Rio de Janeiro, Singapore) and a gold in the 50 back (Rio de Janeiro).

Former Cardinal Tobias Oriwol also competed in Singapore, finishing fourth the 200 back and 100 IM.

Next up for the swimmers will be a meet in Tokoyo, Wednesday and Thursday, followed by a competitions in Berlin (Oct. 30-31), Moscow (Nov. 2-3) and Stockholm (No. 6-7).

More than 80 swimmers are a part of each event.

-- Palo Alto Sports Online/Stanford Sports Information


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