Lewis clears hurdles to help Stanford women capture Big Meet


Stanford and Cal split the 121st Big Meet dual meet on Saturday at Cobb Track and Angell Field.

The Stanford women routed the Bears, 111-40, and the Cal men won, 101-62. The Stanford women lead the all-time series 24-12, while the Cal men have a 69-50-2 advantage.

Stanford swept the individual sprint victories (100 meters, 200, and 400) among both the men and women.

Isaiah Brandt-Sims, a two-sport athlete who also plays football, captured the men's 100 and 200, the latter in 20.93 to set a Stanford freshman record and establish himself as No. 4 in school history. His 100 time of 10.53 makes him the No. 6 all-time performer at Stanford.

Kristyn Williams was a triple winner, capturing the 200 and 400, and running the second leg of the winning 4x400 relay.

Other Stanford double individual winners for the Cardinal women were freshman Amber Lewis in both hurdles, freshman Marisa Kwiatkowski in the long and triple jumps -- the latter in a personal best 41-5 1/4.

The Cardinal women also won all four throwing events, highlighted by sophomore Valarie Allman's personal best 188-7 in the discus – No. 3 in school history.

Two meet records were broken, both in the 1,500. Jessica Tonn won in 4:18.28, leading a Cardinal 1-2-3 sweep of a women's race in which the top four placers were All-Americas.

Cal's Thomas Joyce won a fast men's 1,500 in 3:39.43, with runner-up Sean McGorty of Stanford (3:40.62) also under the old meet record. Seven of the eight competitors ran to personal bests. Joyce doubled as the 3,000 winner.


Stanford senior Kristian Ipsen teamed with Sam Dorman to qualify for this summer's World Championships in synchronized 3-meter after winning their event Saturday at the USA Diving Synchronized National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Ipsen and Dorman scored 853.38 points over two lists of 3-meter synchro dives to earn the national title and a trip to worlds.

Ipsen and Dorman also finished in the top three with Troy Dumais as divers could compete on more than one team. Ipsen and Dumais, the 2012 Olympic bronze medalists in 3-meter synchro, finished second with 834.81 points, and Dorman and Dumais scored 804.75 points for third.

Women's tennis

No. 13 Stanford beat visiting Washington State, 7-0, Saturday in a Pac-12 Conference match.

Winners of five in a row, the Cardinal (14-4, 7-2 Pac-12) recorded its fifth shutout of the season.

The morning contest was part of a stacked lineup for Cardinalpalooza, a free all-day sports festival that includes six other Cardinal teams in action.

Stanford captured the doubles point for a 1-0 lead, highlighted by an 8-3 victory from Taylor Davidson and Carol Zhao, who earlier this week became the first Cardinal duo to earn a No. 1 national ranking since 2012.

Krista Hardebeck and Ellen Tsay quickly locked up straight-set victories and Caroline Doyle provided the clincher with a 6-4, 6-0 triumph on court three.

Stanford hosts No. 16 Pepperdine on Sunday at noon as part of the 16th annual ZOOM Marketing Spring Smash in the final home match of the season.

Men's golf

Play was suspended late in the second round of the Western Intercollegiate at Pasatiempo Golf Club on Saturday with Stanford leading the 14-team field with a two-round score of 707.

The Cardinal is one of eight schools to finish two rounds. Second-place Texas, which also completed play, is five strokes behind.

Portola Valley resident Maverick McNealy and Viraat Badhwar are tied for third on the individual leaderboard, both with a 138, four strokes behind Longhorn Scottie Scheffler.

Sand volleyball

The Cardinal went 1-1 Saturday at the Stanford Invitational, beating Cal Poly, 4-1, and losing to No. 8 UCLA, 4-1.

The Cardinal (8-4) opened the day against the Bruins, falling into an 0-2 hole after the No. 4 and No. 5 pairs competed.

Stanford's No. 3 pair, Jordan Burgess and Merete Lutz, put the Cardinal on the board with a hard-fought 23-21, 18-21, 15-13 win over Julie Consani and Laurel Weaver.

Stanford rebounded in the afternoon. Madi Bugg and Ivana Vanjak clinched the win at No. 2 with a 21-19, 10-21, 15-9 win over Nicole Kessler and Caihla Petiprin.

Inky Ajanaku and Grace Kennedy made quick work of Shannon Fouts and Casey Carroll, winning 21-10, 21-14 at No. 5. Kelsey Humphreys and Catherine Raquel pulled out a 13-21, 21-15, 15-9 victory over Katie Conroy and Hannah Schleis.

Burgess and Lutz earned their second win of the day, defeating Anna Gorma and Taylor Gruenewald, 21-17, 21-13 at No. 3.

The Stanford Invitational finishes with a pairs tournament on Sunday.

Women's golf

Mariah Stackhouse shaved seven strokes off her opening round of the PING/Arizona State Invitational with a 5-under 67 on Saturday. The junior carded seven birdies and three bogeys to put the women's golf team in fourth place heading into Sunday's final round.

Stackhouse moved herself into a tie for 12th among individuals at 3-under.

Both Shannon Aubert and Casey Danielson contributed even-par scores of 72 at the Karsten Golf Course, joining Lauren Kim in the top-40 after Kim signed off on a 76 after her first-round 68.

Mariko Tumangan was 2-over at 74 and Quirine Eijkenboom shot 76.

Women's crew

No. 6 Stanford enjoyed a successful Saturday on Lake Natoma, earning six wins on the first day of the Lake Natoma Invitational.

The top three boats for the Cardinal all went undefeated in two racing sessions on Saturday to end the day tied for the team points lead with the maximum 36 points.

"We learned so much about ourself and the competition by coming to this regatta," Stanford coach Yasmin Farooq said. "It is a fantastic setup where you can apply what you learn from one race immediately to your next race."

Stanford got off to a strong start to the day with victories in their first three races.

The varsity four and second varsity eight each tasted victory for the first time in 2015 with wins to begin the day, while the varsity eight has won four of its first five races. The Cardinal was tied for the lead with 18 points after the first set of races.

The varsity four was the first to take the water and won by open water over San Diego and Loyola Marymount.

The Cardinal finished with a time of 7:14.9, nearly eight seconds ahead of USD. The boat features four freshmen, three of which gained their first collegiate win during the spring racing season. The win gave Stanford three team points.

The 2V8 was stroked by senior Courtney Carrabino and posted a great victory over USD and LMU.

Stanford's time of 6:33.1 was nine seconds faster than the 6:42.3 put up by San Diego.

It was the first spring collegiate win for freshman coxswain Leigh Warner and freshman three seat Callie Heiderscheit. The 2V8 picked up six team points with the win.

The varsity eight continued hits tremendous start to the year with another victory.

Eight of the nine members of the boat are juniors and seniors and that experience has led to a quick jump out of the gate.

This time around the Cardinal cruised to a 12.4-second victory over USD and LMU to earn nine team points.

The second half of the day saw Stanford face No. 16 Notre Dame and Sacramento State as well as the 2V4 in the grand final.

The Fighting Irish and Hornets proved to be no match for the Cardinal. The varsity eight extended its season victory total to five wins in six races. By the end of the race Stanford had pulled away from Notre Dame for a time of 6:36.2, nearly 13 seconds in front.

The varsity four also won by open water as they finished with a time of 7:34.1 for their second win of the day. Notre Dame was next with a time of 7:45.8.

The 2V8 race was close and came down to the wire, but Stanford held on for a 1.5-second victory. The Cardinal edged out Notre Dame with a time of 6:54.6.

In the Grand Final of the 2V4, Stanford was bow ball to bow ball with Cal at the finish line, but the Golden Bears snuck past in the final five strokes to edge Stanford by one tenth of a second for second place. The Cardinal finished third with a time of 7:38.5 and Brown took the victory.

Men's crew

The No. 13 Stanford men's rowing team bounced back from morning losses to sweep the afternoon and earn a split on the first day of the Stanford Invitational.

"The important part of racing is coming together as a group and racing as a team," Cardinal coach Craig Amerkhanian said. "We were fragmented in the morning against a really good Washington team. We switched some things around in the afternoon and got a little older which helped us out."

The Cardinal had races against Santa Clara and UC Davis and took care of business on its home course, winning all three races during the afternoon.

The varsity eight faced Santa Clara and featured a new lineup. Freshman Misha Wilcockson made his debut with the top boat in bow seat and sophomore coxswain Ardsley Sanders got the nod.

The wind picked up for the afternoon races, but Stanford was ready for it and powered through for a 13.2-second victory over the Broncos.

The 2V8 and 3V8 followed suit against UC Davis. Led by junior coxswain Nathalie Weiss the 2V8 impressed all in attendance, winning by 47.7 seconds against the Aggies. Stanford clocked a time of 6:25.6 to cross the finish line first.

Sophomore Brendan Larkin made his season debut with the 3V8 and helped them to a victory by nearly a full minute over UC Davis. Stanford finished in 6:44.0, while the Aggies crossed in 7:43.1.

Stanford faced No. 1 Washington to start the day and the racing belonged to the defending national champion Huskies. UW won each race by a lengthy margin, recording some very fast times across all boats.

The varsity eight race was controlled by Washington as they topped the Cardinal with an impressive time of 5:39.0.

Stanford clocked a time of 5:59.3. The UW 2V8 won with a time of 5:44.4 seconds compared to the Cardinal's 6:07.4.

Stanford got off to a poor start in the 3V8 race and trailed by several boat lengths at the bridge. Washington would take the race with a time of 5:47.7.

Nick Obletz made his collegiate debut in the 3V8 for Stanford, sitting in the 4 seat.

Junior coxswain Greg Wolk made his season debut with the 3V8 as well, while sophomore Sean-Patrick Sullivan joined the varsity eight for the first time this season in the five seat.

Men's volleyball

No. 15 Stanford was swept on the road at top-ranked Hawai'i, 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Stanford (10-16) sits a half a game back of UCLA for the eighth and final Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoff spot at 7-13. The Cardinal hosts the Bruins on Friday.

Junior Madison Hayden was the only Cardinal player to register double-digit kills (12) against the Rainbow Warriors.


Betsy Noll hit a home run but Stanford dropped an 18-3 Pac-12 contest to visiting UCLA on Saturday.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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