Stanford swimmers swamp the Utes


Matt Thompson (backstroke), Curtis Lovelace (breaststroke) and freshman Kristian Ipsen (diving) swept their events, while Aaron Wayne also won the 100 free and 100 fly as the Stanford men's swimming team beat visiting Utah, 155-124, in a Pac-12 Conference meet Thursday.

Ipsen, in his final tuneup prior to the Pan American Games in Guadaljara, Mexico, which begin Wednesday, won the one-meter event with a score of 378.60, and the three-meter event in 431.10.

Lovelace, also a part of the winning 400 medley team (3:17.51), won the 100 breast with a time of 55.85 and then later in the day led the field in the 200 breast (1:59.53).

Thompson and Matthew Swanston finished 1-2 in the 100 back with time of 49.48 and 49.60 and then were right behind one another again at 1:47.30 and 1:48.22 in the 200 back.

Women's swimming

Stanford downed visiting Utah, 180-112, in the first Pac-12 conference meet between the teams Thursday.

Samantha Woodward won the 50 free with a time of 23.25, .23 seconds ahead of teammate Betsy Webb and then later in the meet in the first exhibition swim, had the top time in the 100 fly (54.82) as Stanford won 14 of 16 events. Woodward was also a part of the winning 200 free relay squad.

Stephanie Phipps swept the diving for the third-straight weekend, picking up the top score in the three-meter (279.78) and the one-meter (282.60) as the sophomore has yet to lose this season.

Freshman Mackenzie Stein picked up a win in the 500 free (5:03.28) and in the 200 IM, was leading teammate Andie Taylor until the third leg of the fly, finishing second (2:05.73) behind Taylor's time of 2;03.89. Taylor had won the 200 free earlier in the day (1:49.76).

Fellow freshman Maddy Schaefer opened the competition with a srong anchor leg of the 400 medley relay.

Utah had taken an early lead before Felicia Lee over took Hannah Caron in the fly and Schaefer extended the lead and touched the wall at 3:45.79, four seconds ahead of the Utes (3:49.97). Lee later in the day won the 200 fly (2:00.64).

Kaia Simmons led three Cardinal in the 1,000 free (10:24.97) as Stanford was undefeated over five freestyle events.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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