Stanford women move in front at Pac-10 swimming championships


Kate Dwelley and Samantha Woodward finished second and third in the 50 free to help Stanford take over the lead in the Pac-10 Conference women's swimming title after the second day of competition in Federal Way, WA Thursday.

The Cardinal, with Dwelley swimming the anchor leg, won the 200 free relay in 1:28.54, edging California by .22 of a second.

Palo Alto grad Liv Jensen won the 50 free for California, racing 21.73, an automatic NCAA qualifying time. Dwelley finished in 22.04, tying her for No. 3 all-time at Stanford, and Woodward went 22.31. Stanford's Betsy Webb finished sixth in the event.

Stanford also had three swimmers in the championship final of the 200 IM, with freshman Maya DiRado finishing third in 1:55.11, moving her into third place on the school's all-time list and ahead of Olympian Summer Sanders. Stanford's Liz Smith was fifth in 1:57.85 to move among the top-10 list while freshman Felicia Lee was seventh.

Senior diver Meg Hostage was third in the 1-meter event for Stanford.

Friday events include the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, 100 back and 3-meter diving.

DiRado has the Pac-10's second best time and fellow freshman Andie Taylor has the fifth best time in the 400 IM this season. Lee is Stanford's best in the 100 fly at fourth in the event.

Dwelley and Andi Murez are among the top five in the 200 free, Webb is sixth in the 100 breast and second in the 100 back.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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