Relays lead Stanford to early Pac-10 swim lead


The Stanford men's swimming team took the early lead at the Pac-10 championships in Long Beach Wednesday courtesy of a winning 800 free relay team and a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

Bobby Bollier, Mitch Stoehr, Morgan Priestley and Rob Andrews combined for a NCAA qualifying time of 6:19.17 to win the free relay.

Matthew Swanston, Curtis Lovelace, Austin Staab and Alex Coville finished second to California in the 200 medley relay with an NCAA qualifying time of 1:25.42.

The Bears set a meet record with a 1:23.92 in winning the event.

The Cardinal, looking for its 30th consecutive conference title, returns to action Thursday with swimmers in the 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 200 free relay.

The results from last week's 1-meter competition will also be added to the total.

Women's golf

Stanford shot a final round 291 Wednesday to finish the Bruin-Wave Invitational in fourth place.

Kristina Wong fired a final round 70 and finished in a fourth-place tie among individuals at Robinson Ranch Valley Course.

Stanford completed the three-round event with an 895, 35 strokes behind winner UCLA.

Sally Watson and Rebecca Durham each shot a final round 74, while Marissa Mar shot a 1-over 73 to help the Cardinal.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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