Incoming Stanford frosh has a sweet day in pool


Stanford incoming freshman David Nolan, who hails from Hershey, PA, made it a sweet day for himself Friday at the USA National Swimming Championships being held at Stanford.

Nolan, who will also compete in next week's Junior National Championships, recorded a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM. He went 2:01.14, less than two seconds slower than winner Conor Dwyer of Lake Forest.

Stanford senior Curtis Lovelace finished 17th overall with a time of 2:03.68 and incoming freshman Andrew Cosgarea was 21st in 2:02.22, moving from sixth to first in the final 50 meters to capture the 'C' final.

Stanford's Matthew Thompson finished 30th in 2:04.38. PASA's Ben Hinshaw qualified for the championship final but was disqualified during the race. His unofficial time was 2:01.66.

The Stanford men's 800 free relay team finished second in the nation, swimming a 7:20.62, .07 behind SwimMAC.

Morgan Priestley, Bobby Bollier, Rob Andrews and Aaron Wayne comprised the Stanford relay team.

The second Stanford team of Mitchell Stoehr, Jakob Allen, David Mosko and Payne Montgomery finished sixth in 7:28.90. They were followed by the PASA team of Adam Hinshaw, Phillip Morrison, Nick Trowbridge and Ben Hinshaw, which finished ion 7:29.23.

Stanford enters the final day of competition in second place with 603 points. Tucson Ford leads the pack with 605 1/2 points. PASA sits in ninth with 181 points.

Stanford grad and Olympian Elaine Breeden finished fifth in the 200 fly, swimming a 2:10.28. Longhorn's Kathleen Hershey won the event in 2:07.61.

Stanford sophomore Andrea Taylor was 10th overall with a time of 2:12.15, while PASA's Jasmine Tosky went 2:10.75 and finished 13th overall.

In the 200 back, Stanford sophomore Maya DiRado went 2:11.14 to win the 'C' final and finish 21st overall. Bluefish's Elizabeth Beisel won the event in 2:08.81.

Stanford's women's team is also second, with 527 points, behind Tucson Ford's 571 1/2 points. PASA is 11th with 149 points.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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