Stanford swimmers deliver double dual-meet win over Wisconsin


Senior sprinter Maddy Schaefer and sophomore diver Kassidy Cook each won two events to help the No. 3 Stanford women's swimming and diving team knock off No. 19 Wisconsin, 145-91, Saturday morning at sun-soaked Avery Aquatic Center.

The Stanford men also topped the Badgers as part of the event, 148-90.

"I thought we did a nice job of bouncing back from a tough loss last week," said head coach Greg Meehan. "We focused on the things we really need to focus on in our races; our details of kicks off the walls and how we were splitting our races."

Schaefer got the Cardinal started by helping the 200-yard medley relay squad, along with freshman Janet Hu, junior Sarah Haase and freshman Simone Manuel, win the first event (1:40.10) and turned around to take the 200-yard freestyle four events later (1:48.90).

She also won the 100-yard freestyle (49.15) and teamed with Hu, sophomore Lia Neal and Manuel to take the 400-yard free relay (3:18.08).

"For (Maddy Schaefer) to go 49.1 flat start (in the 100-yard freestyle) and more importantly come back and lead off the 400-free relay and go 49.1 again, to me that says a lot about some of the things she is working on," Meehan said.

The Cardinal's freshman class continued its winning-ways, as well. The newcomers picked up wins from Sacred Heart Prep grad Ally Howe (200-yard IM, 2:02.30), Lindsey Engel (200-yard butterfly, 2:01.25) and Hu (200-yard breaststroke, 1:57.91), while also taking up half the spots on the first-place relays.

Wisconsin's Ivy Martin finished first in the talent-filled field of the 50-yard freestyle (22.32), which included Stanford's Manuel and Lia Neal. All three aim to see each other on the blocks at the NCAA meet in March.

Cook was dominant on the boards, sweeping both the 1- and 3-meter events. She tallied 321.15 points in the 1-meter, 10.65 ahead of teammate Alex Clay, before going 1-2 with Clay against in the 3-meter.

"Kassidy did a great job for where we are in the season," First-year Cardinal diving coach Patrick Jeffrey said. "I see her getting stronger in every event. I am excited for the future because I know her best diving is yet to come."

Stanford swimmers, men and women, travel to College Station, Texas in two weeks for the prestigious Art Adamson Invitational

Men's swimming and diving

Stanford (2-0) rolled to the nonconference victory as Kristian Ipsen and Sam Perry were double winners, and the Cardinal collected nine overall victories.

Ipsen dominated the 3-meter (447.68) and 1-meter (427.65) diving events for his daily double.

Sam Perry sprinted to wins in the 50-yard freestyle (20.38) and 100-yard freestyle (44.58).

Additional Cardinal wins came from Danny Thomson in the 1,000-yard freestyle (9:18.16), Max Williamson in the 200-yard individual medley (1:47.69), Gray Umbach in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.28) and David Nolan in the 200-yard backstroke (1:44.32).

The Cardinal's 200-yard medley relay won the meet's opening race in 1:28.36.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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