The Stanford men's swimming team opened its season with a convincing 179-106 victory over visiting Hawaii on Saturday.
The Cardinal returns to action on Nov. 5 when California comes to town for a nonconference meet.
"We had great swims from each class, and I was especially happy with our freshmen," Stanford coach Ted Knapp said. "Our team also received great leadership from our team captains."
David Nolan, Daniel Le, Connor Black and Thomas Stephens led the Cardinal to a first place finish to open the meet in the 400 medley relay, swimming a 3:17.52.
The 200-yard freestyle saw Sean Duggan (1:38.62) finish first ahead of teammates Drew Cosgarea (1:38.74) and Jeff Garnier (1:39.78) and Cosgarea came back by going 1:47.87 to win the 200 back.
Palo Alto grad Andrew Liang (48.95) made his collegiate debut memorable with a win in the 100 back. Fellow freshman Patrick Conaton, who competed at the Youth Olympics in China over the summer, was second in 49.71.
Christian Brown (55.91) and Daniel Le (55.94) went 1-2 in the 100 breast. Gray Umbach (1:47.63) was the first of four Cardinal on top of the standings in the 200 fly, and Nolan (20.49) pulled off the same trick in the 50 free. Nolan (44.68) added another individual win in the 100 free.
Olympian Kristian Ipsen (392.78) won the 1-meter diving event by over 70 points and was brilliant off the 3-meter board with 422.63 points.
Six shots separate the top four teams at the Stanford Intercollegiate hosted by Condoleezza Rice, as the penultimate round concluded Saturday at the Stanford Golf Course.
UCLA leads the pack at 8-under, with Stanford second at 6-under among the 17-team field. The Cardinal made a charge with a 4-under 280 at the par-71 layout during its second round.
Three Cardinal golfers are tied for 12th at 1-under among individuals: Mariah Stackhouse, Casey Danielson and Quirine Eijkenboom.
Lauren Kim was impressive with a 3-under 68, with four birdies and no bogeys on her final 13 holes. Eijkenboom pieced together one of her finer rounds with a 2-under 69.
Shannon Aubert shot an even-par 71. Danielson was 1-over and Stackhouse was 3-over after staying even on the back nine.
Nolan Paige, Tom Fawcett and David Hsu have booked spots in the main draw quarterfinals of the USTA/ITA Northwest Regional Championships at Taube Family Tennis Stadium.
In doubles, the Cardinal is represented with a pair of teams in Sunday's round of 16. Paige is teaming with Trey Strobel while Fawcett is playing with John Morrissey.
In addition to Stanford, the ITA's Northwest Region schools are comprised of the following: California, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Gonzaga, Oregon, Pacific, Portland, Portland State, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Francisco, Santa Clara, UC Davis and Washington.
The Stanford men placed second to Oklahoma State at the Bronco Invitational on Saturday at Baylands Park in Sunnyvale.
The Cowboys had four runners score among the top five for their 28 points while the Cardinal was led by Marco Bertolotti, Patrick Gibson and Jack Bordoni to help with its 59 points.
Stanford is tied for seventh with Oklahoma State at the U.S. Collegiate Championship at The Golf Club of Georgia entering Sunday's final round.