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Stanford men open the 2020 swimming year with a splash

James Murphy (foreground) won two events for Stanford on Saturday. Photo by Erin Chang/

The Stanford men's swimming and diving team kicked off the new year with a convincing 198-82 win over Pacific in a dual meet on Saturday at Avery Aquatics Center.

The Cardinal won all 16 events with Grant Shoults, James Murphy and Conor Casey each winning two events.

Conor Casey/Stanford Athletics
Stanford started the meet with a win in the 200-yard medley relay -- the team of Benjamin Ho, Brennan Pastorek, Palo Alto grad Alex Liang and Mason Gonzalez (1:29.19) touched first.

Matthew Hirschberger (9:20.03) won the 1,000-yard freestyle, followed by Murphy's (1:39.33) win in the 200-yard freestyle. Ho (49.03) won the 100-yard backstroke before Pastorek (55.29) captured the 100-yard breaststroke. Shoults (1:48.50) won the 200-yard butterfly, Jordan Greenberg (20.80) won the 50-yard freestyle and Levant (45.26) was fastest in the 100-yard freestyle.

On the diving side of the competition, Casey won both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard. Casey's score of 356.48 won the 1-meter and his 311.18 total on the 3-meter made it two wins on the day for the sophomore.

In the 200-yard backstroke, Johannes Calloni (1:44.52) touched first and Daniel Roy (1:58.84) won the 200-yard breaststroke by over seven seconds. Murphy (4:29.54) won his second event of the day, the 500-yard freestyle, and Macmillan (48.79) claimed the 100-yard butterfly.

Shoults (3:54.01) won the final individual event of the day in the 400-yard individual medley before the Cardinal's team of Gonzalez, Greenberg, Macmillan and Will Tarvestad (1:22.46) won the 200-yard freestyle relay to wrap up the meet.

Stanford returns to action on Jan. 24 when it hosts Arizona State at 3 p.m.

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