Turner, Modi lead Stanford men to gymnastics win over Cal


The third-ranked Stanford men's gymnastics team opened its season with a 431.100-425.650 victory over host No. 7 California, extending its winning-streak over the Golden Bears to eight.

The same two teams meet next Saturday in Burnham Pavilion in Stanford's home opener at 4 p.m.

Senior Chris Turner tied or set collegiate bests on pommel horse (15.050), vault (14.650), parallel bars (14.700) and high bar (14.800).

Freshman Akash Modi, the all-around leader, made his collegiate debut and led Stanford on floor (15.350), vault (15.000) and parallel bars (15.250).

The Cardinal outscored the Golden Bears in four of six events, including pommel horse (71.150-69.000), rings (71.500-71.000), parallel bars (71.300-70.200) and high bar (71.700-69.400). Four Stanford gymnasts claimed five individual titles.

Dennis Zaremski picked up where he left on rings last season and claimed the individual title with a 15.100. Zaremski claimed three of the Cardinal's top six scores on the event a year ago.

Paul Hichwa delivered a team-best 15.000 on high bar, followed by Turner who earned a collegiate-best 14.800.

Men's swimming

David Nolan won a pair of events and swam on the winning medley relay team to help Stanford swim past visiting Pacific, 145-101, on Saturday in a nonconference match.

The Cardinal (3-0) opens its Pac-12 Conference season with a home meet against Arizona on Friday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m.

Nolan won the 200 free in 1:37.00 and the 50 free in 20.60.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Tom Kremer went 1:47.02 to win the 200 fly for Stanford. Daniel Le, Will Gunderson, Max Williamson, Thomas Stephens, Ryan Arata and Justin Buck also won individual events.

Men's volleyball

Daniel Tublin, Brian Cook and Steven Irvin each recorded nine kills as No. 4 Stanford beat visiting Grand Canyon, 25-20, 25-17, 25-18, in a nonconference match on Saturday night.

James Shaw added 30 assists and Grant Delgado had eight digs to help the Cardinal open its season with three straight wins.

Stanford opens Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play on Friday night at UCLA.


Evan Silver, Ryan Mango and Peter Russo each won their respective bouts to put Stanford ahead, but Oregon State won the final three matches to secure a 21-14 victory over the host Cardinal in a Pac-12 meet on Saturday.

Silver won a major decision at 125 pounds to put Stanford up, 4-3. Mango and Russo followed with wins.

Jim Wilson also recorded a major decision to give the Cardinal (2-1, 9-4) a 14-9 edge before the Beavers won the final three matches.

Stanford travels to Duke for a nonconference match next Saturday morning.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics


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